We picked strawberries at a nearby farm on Saturday, and by Tuesday most of them were going bad. I'm talking about coming home with about 10 lb of strawberries! We ate a lot, but still had about 1/3 left. What to do with overripe strawberries? Make syrup of course!
After removing the hulls and chopping them up, I added sugar and vanilla extract. Cooked the mixture on the stove for about 10 minutes. After tasting it, I found it too sweet. So, I added some fresh lime juice along with lime zest. It was perfect! My family could not wait for the syrup to cool off. They kept taking licks of the warm syrup.
We poured some on our favorite vanilla ice cream.
And added a few spoonfuls to cold milk to make strawberry milk. I also put a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top with some lime zest.
Here is the basic recipe:
1 pint hulled, washed and chopped strawberries
1/3 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Put in put and cook over medium heat. Bring to boil, cook for a couple more minutes, remove from heat and let it cool.
Since it was too sweet for my taste I added lime juice and zest to taste.