Fresh local strawberries are a highlight of the summer - juicy, sweet and soooo much tastier than the out-of-season grocery store variety. Honey is a perfect complement to their sweetness.
To celebrate strawberry season, here are some of our 5 favourite ways to combine honey and strawberries, aside from just dipping them in honey - YUM!!!
1. Strawberries, Honey and Vanilla Ice cream
Have you ever drizzled Gees Bees Wildflower Honey on vanilla ice cream? Oh my gosh - you have to try it!
On top of ice cream, the honey cools quickly and becomes thicker, making it a scrumptious topping.
Add fresh sliced strawberries and you're in heaven. And while you're at it, add a slice of angel food cake :D
(Repeat in raspberry season and peach season)
2. Strawberry Honey Lemonade Popsicles
Recipe from the National Honey Board
YIELD: Makes 8-10 popsicles
2 cups fresh strawberries, washed and stemmed, 1/2 cup reserved and diced
1/2 cup fresh or prepared lemon juice
1/2 cup Gees Bees Wildflower Honey
1 cup water
Place all ingredients except the 1/2 cup diced strawberries in a blender and mix on high until the strawberries are completely incorporated, about 1 minute.
Divide the diced strawberries between the popsicle molds and carefully pour the strawberry lemonade mixture to the top of each mold.
Insert the popsicle sticks in each mold and freeze until the popsicles are completely frozen.
3. Strawberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Reduction
Now that you've filled up on honey ice cream and popsicles, here's a delicious summer salad - strawberries, mixed greens, and honey balsamic reduction are perfectly combined.