Strawberries can be used in many different ways. They may be eaten whole, sliced or crushed. Strawberries are an excellent addition to fruit salads, ice cream, and sorbets. Strawberries are also used to decorate appetizers and cheese platters. (try making a strawberry fan or chocolate strawberry tuxedo to really wow your guests!) You can hull strawberries , scoop out some of the flesh and fill with mascarpone cheese and lemon zest for an appetizer or dessert!
Strawberries make an excellent jam or jelly, and taste great with fresh basil and balsamic.
When they are ripe and very sweet, they can be eaten raw with yogurt or ice cream, with fresh cream, or sprinkled with icing sugar. They are also delicious dipped in chocolate fondue.
When strawberries are overly ripe they can be used in pies, cookies, mousses, soufflés, flans, puddings, and cakes.