No-Bake Strawberry Dessert

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This no-bake treat is a nice light dessert recipe that is perfect after a heavy meal. The best part is that it's easy to make and only requires five ingredients. You will want to make sure that you give yourself enough time for this dessert recipe as it takes at least two hours to set. Frozen strawberries are one of the ingredients in this easy dessert. When it comes to strawberries you want to try and buy organic when possible. Strawberries are on the EWG's Dirty Dozen list. This is because one-third of all conventional strawberry samples contained 10 or more pesticides. You'll want to take a look at the short video and step by step instructions for this easy dessert recipe.

When possible it's best to buy strawberries when they are season and to buy local. You will find strawberries available at your grocery store throughout the year, but in season strawberries are always the best. Strawberries that are local and in season, like the strawberries you get at your local farmers market or pick yourself at a U-Pick farm, are so perfectly ripe that they are often still warm from the sun. You want to look for strawberries that are a bright-red color. Strawberries will continue to redden a bit after they are taken home, but it's still important for them to have a nice, deep red color when you buy the carton. Even if the strawberries continue to redden, the newly developed red color on the berries doesn't mean that the strawberries will get any sweeter than when you bought them.

When buying strawberries, you want to give them a smell first. If you walk past strawberries at the farmers market and you can smell strawberries, you will want to be sure and buy a carton immediately. If you find a great-smelling carton of strawberries you can be sure they are a great batch of fruit. The size of the strawberries to use in your easy desserts doesn't necessarily matter. If you are buying strawberries in season, the best ones will come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Sometimes the smallest strawberries have the best flavor, and sometimes the largest strawberries are the sweetest. Of course, the best test is if you can taste test the berries first, otherwise you will want to use your best judgement. And when it comes to using the strawberries for your dessert recipes and no-bake treats you will want to wash as you go. Wash strawberries for your easy desserts only before eating them. This is important because strawberries are like little sponges, so once they are wet, they will soak up any moisture, which will make them get mushy and spoil faster. Also, wet strawberries will also easily get moldy. Leave the stems on the strawberry as long as possible. Keeping the stems on the strawberries until you are about to eat them will help prolong their shelf life. Don't let one strawberry spoil the whole bunch. If you notice that there are any moldy strawberries in the container, make sure to remove them right away. This is because mold can spread easily, so it is best to remove any spoiled strawberries before they ruin the bunch. If you are buying strawberries by the clamshell at the grocery store for your easy desserts and no-bake treats, flip the clamshell over to inspect the bunch. If you see a moldy berry, keep looking for a better container.

You will find this no-bake treat at The Country Cook site. On the site, you will find dessert recipes, no-bake treats, easy desserts, breakfast recipes, Instant Pot recipes, main dish recipes and so much more. **

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