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Limoncello Strawberries with Fresh Basil

Fresh strawberries and basil macerated with Italian Limoncello is a grown up, refreshing summertime dessert. Try adding this to your favorite ice cream!

 Fresh strawberries and basil macerated with Italian Limoncello is a grown up, refreshing summertime dessert. Try adding this to your favorite ice cream!

Limoncello Strawberries with Fresh Basil

I love fresh strawberries and eat them year-round. So when I went to the market and purchased a fairly large container of them, I couldn’t wait to dig in. Days went by and I had tucked them so far in back of my refrigerator that I completely forgot about them.

Limoncello Strawberries with Fresh Basil

If your home is like mine, if I personally do not clean and cut up fruit when I get them, no one else will take it upon themselves to do it and I wind up throwing it away. So before the strawberries went bad, I decided the only way they were all going to be eaten (and quickly) is if I made a dessert out of them; preferably one that wasn’t too complicated.

I washed them, threw in some basil, lemon zest, Limoncello (that fabulous lemon liquor that  we purchased from the farm in Sorrento, Italy where we visited last month), and Blue Agave syrup.

 Fresh strawberries and basil macerated with Italian Limoncello is a grown up, refreshing summertime dessert. Try adding this to your favorite ice cream!

Blue Agave syrup is sweeter than sugar and has a thinner consistency than honey. I had never used it before and wanted to try it out to see if there was a difference. The syrup was sweet, but what I also learned that while it has pretty much the same nutritional value as sugar, it doesn’t cause a spike in blood sugar like regular sugar does.

The combination of all of the flavors was refreshing and needless to say, the entire container of strawberries disappeared. This is also a great dessert to serve for those following a gluten free diet. Eat Limoncello Strawberries with Fresh Basil on their own or place on top of some vanilla ice cream. YUM! ~Enjoy!

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Limoncello Strawberries with Fresh Basil
Limoncello Strawberries with Fresh Basil
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

 Fresh strawberries and basil macerated with Italian Limoncello is a grown up, refreshing summertime dessert. Try adding this to your favorite ice cream!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 pints Fresh Strawberries, rinsed under cold water
  • 1 Lemon, zest only
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Agave Syrup
  • 2 tbsp. Italian Limoncello
Instructions
  1. Remove stems, slice strawberries and place in a bowl.  

  2. Add the lemon zest, basil, agave syrup and Limoncello. Gently stir together until all of the strawberries are well coated. Chill until ready to serve. 

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4 Comments

  1. Inspired by eRecipeCards
    August 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Oh thank you so much for the shout out! And love limoncello. The blue Agave must really add an extra touch. Terrific post!

  2. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    August 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    You’re welcome~Thank YOU!

  3. Mama J
    March 8, 2012 at 5:00 am - Reply

    WOW! Strawberries AND Limoncello…. I am all over this!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      March 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by!

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