Late May and all of June is the perfect time to enjoy red, sweet and juicy strawberries! Of course, you can also eat them raw or use them to make delicious strawberry-based desserts. So feel free to buy larger quantities and take the delicious opportunity to spoil yourself in the kitchen. Today we will tell you how you can prepare a delicious strawberry variegato yourself. We have prepared two easy recipes for it, one for strawberry ice cream and one for strawberry parfait. Give these a try and say hello to summer!
Numerous desserts can be easily prepared from the delicious fruits
Strawberry Variegato is one of the most popular dessert trends this year when it comes to ice cream, yoghurt or parfait. And not only because it looks cool, but also because it tastes heavenly delicious. Variegato is an Italian word meaning “striped” or “spotted”. And yes, right! It looks exactly the same, with beautiful, alluring strawberry stripes. Just lovely!
Would you like a strawberry variegato ice cream?
#1 Recipe: Strawberry Variegato Ice Cream
The colorful strawberry variegato ice cream is a delicious dessert that is suitable both to finish a meal and as a snack. This preparation is perfect even if you want to add a refined touch to a dinner or a buffet. Serve in portion cups and decorate with diced fresh fruit. Making homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker is easy, but takes a long time to cool. Just freeze the ice cream mass and make sure to mix it every 30 minutes for about 5 hours to avoid those pesky ice crystals. The Strawberry Variegato Ice Cream consists of a cream ice cream base and a strawberry-sugar sauce, alternating with whole strawberry pieces. In the hot season you can also try hazelnut, chocolate or yoghurt ice cream. Why not try making waffles at home too?
- 350 ml fresh cream
- 250ml milk
- 200 grams of sugar 200
- 500g fresh strawberries
- 1/2 organic lemon with zest
Wash and trim the strawberries, then cut into small pieces. Put 350 g strawberries, 100 g sugar and the grated lemon zest in a saucepan. Cook for 15 minutes over medium heat. Let cool and then puree half of the sauce.
This delicious sauce can also be used to prepare other delicacies
Put the cream, milk and remaining sugar in a saucepan. Bring to the necessary temperature to melt the sugar, allow to cool and pour this mixture into a high-walled container. Place in the freezer for 5 hours, stirring every 30 minutes to break up the ice crystals that form on the surface. After about 2 hours, add half of the sauce, including all the strawberry pieces, to the ice cream and continue with the previous process. After 5 hours, remove the ice cream from the freezer for 10 minutes before topping with the remaining strawberry sauce.
Serve in portion cups. Enjoy your meal!
A delicious summer surprise to nibble on
#2 Recipe: Colorful Strawberry Variegato Parfait
You can make this dessert in individual portions or you can make it up as one large parfait and then serve it up in slices. In this case, we recommend using a loaf tin lined with baking paper as a container: To ensure that the baking paper adheres well to the tin, simply hold it under water for a short time, then press it out and fold it. Once unfolded, it sticks perfectly!
Here’s the recipe, you’ll see, it’s simple and incredibly delicious!
for 8 servings
- 3 egg whites
- 400 ml unsweetened liquid whipping cream
- 200g fresh strawberries
- 120 grams of granulated sugar
- Remove the green parts from the strawberries and wash well, then cut into small pieces.
- Season with two generous spoonfuls of sugar and mix well.
- Leave for half an hour.
- Whip the cream with the remaining sugar until fluffy.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff and mix carefully with the cream, stirring from bottom to top.
- Add the strawberries with their sauce to the mixture and mix gently, then divide into molds or glasses and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
- Remove the Strawberry Variegato Parfait about ten minutes before serving to soften it.
Extra tip: If you want to add a special touch to your dessert, sauté some strawberries in a pan with the sugar, puree and pour the warm sauce over your parfait!
Bon appetit, your parfait is ready to taste!
You can prepare your Strawberry Variegato in a wide variety of forms
Refine the summery dessert with fresh mint leaves
Bake a cake with the strawberry sauce
Or prepare a delicious ice cream cake!