What are your favorite foods to look forward too when warm weather season approaches? I am all about the fresh fruit! Did you know May is National Strawberry Month? What better way to celebrate this fruity holiday than with delicious, strawberry flavored snacks and drinks that remind us of summer.
3 Fruity Treats for National Strawberry Month
For Those Who Want A Guilt-Free Frozen Snack
Have you heard of mochi? It is a small, round confection consisting of a soft, pounded sticky rice dumpling formed around an ice cream filling. The ice cream flavors the confection while the mochi adds sweetness and texture. To this day, mochi is a central part of the Japanese New Year celebration. It has been since the year 794. Different types of mochi have represented different things over the the history of mochi. Because mochi was symbolically linked to good fortune, the aristocratic class consumed it regularly. The traditional ice cream flavors used are vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.
Made with real fruit, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream offers a variety of strawberry flavored products that will be sure to satisfy your fruity craving. My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream in Ripe Strawberry is a colorful snack made with a scoop of premium strawberry ice cream, bursting with sweet bits of strawberry and wrapped in pillowy rice dough. Not to mention that at just 110 calories per ball, it is the perfect poppable, portion-controlled snack. They are also available in gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options.
For Those Who Like It Shaken Not Stirred
Sparkling Ice’s White Wine Spritzer featuring the Kiwi Strawberry flavor is the perfect refreshing cocktail to sip on during the summertime. If you like slushies, make an adult version using this recipe in a Zoku Slushie Cup. Totally delicious on a super hot summer night.
- 2 oz white wine
- ½ kiwi
- 6 oz Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry
- Lime twist, for garnish
- Add kiwi and wine into a cocktail shaker and muddle lightly.
- Shake and strain into a chilled ice filled collins glass.
- Fill with Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry.
- Garnish with a lime twist and serve.
For Those Who Need Flavor On The Go
Grab some strawberry bites with these Welch’s Strawberry Fruit Snacks. Made with REAL fruit, they contain 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C, 25% of Vitamins A & E, are Fat-Free, Gluten-Free and contain no preservatives. Keep a few bags in the car for the kids or in my travel bag for a quick fruit boost helps us make good food choices.
Here are a few other ideas for you to make at home during National Strawberry Month:
- Strawberry sangria
- Strawberry cream puff
- Salad with strawberries
What are your favorite ways to enjoy strawberries? Happy National Strawberry Month!