Best Strawberry Recipes to End Your Summer

Summertime is one of the best times of the year because you can take a vacation, spend time outdoors, and cool off with delicious, sweet treats. Even when summer is ending, you can still soak up the last bits of summer sun and enjoy some California strawberries since they’re in season all year long. We’ve rounded up the best strawberry recipes to help you wrap up your summer.

Strawberry Drinks & Smoothies

When you’re ready to cool down after a day outside in the summer sun, whip up a drink or smoothie with strawberries that continue to be abundant into the fall. Here are the two popular recipes for strawberry drinks and smoothies:

Reminisce about your favorite summer memories when you sip on this sweet and tangy drink. Lemonade is a summer classic and there’s no reason to stop enjoying it while the sun is out, even if summer has come to an end.

Smoothies are the ultimate summertime beverage. If there are two fruits that are a perfect representation of summer together, it’s strawberries and coconut. Strawberries are sweet and refreshing, while coconut has both a flavor and aroma that takes your mind back to days at the beach or relaxing poolside.

Strawberry Dishes

Savory dishes might not be the first thing you think of when it’s time to enjoy your strawberries, but we have many recipes for main dishes you should try that are light and tasty to give you the perfect end of summer vibe. Here are three of our favorite main course recipes

Satisfy your summertime cravings for pizza with our Grilled Strawberry Summer Flatbread recipe. This healthy and savory dish is perfect for entertaining or can be enjoyed as a nice dinner to share with a just a few folks. It’s easy to make and has a delightful combination of flavors that will be a hit among anyone you serve.

This is a light and refreshing summertime dish. It may sound fancy, but it’s actually very easy to make and is a definite crowd-pleaser. This ceviche is something you may even want to make extra of and come back to snack on for a day or two.

Tacos are a weeknight staple, and anything refreshing like a strawberry and seafood combination just screams summer, so why not end your summer with something like these filling and flavorful tacos? You can also take the strawberry coleslaw and serve it alongside some of your other favorite summertime dishes, like grilled chicken or fish.

Strawberry Desserts

There’s no better way to end your meal or your summer than indulging in these strawberry desserts. It’s hard to narrow down this list, but here are our two favorite summertime strawberry recipes for cool, easy desserts:

Our Strawberry Icebox Cake is not only super delicious, but it’s easy to make. It’s light, refreshing, and cold for those hot, end-of-summer days.

Are you looking for a light dessert that packs a punch of flavor? Try making these Chili Mango Strawberry Paletas. All you have to do is blend the ingredients together, then freeze the mixture in popsicle molds. Both kids and adults can enjoy these.

California Strawberries for Your Favorite Summertime Strawberry Recipes

When you want the tastiest and freshest strawberries available, choose California strawberries. Using strawberries in your end-of-summer recipes ensures that you’ll end up with the yummiest dish possible filled with all the vitamins in strawberries, along with the summer flavors you love most. Remember, even when summertime comes to an end, our strawberry farmers are still harvesting California strawberries throughout the year for your enjoyment.