6 Dairy Recipes for Spring Strawberries

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May is National Strawberry Month, chosen so for the beginning of its picking season. With lots of fresh strawberries arriving in stores, now is a great time to take advantage of its sweetness in your dairy recipes. And while adding strawberries to your morning smoothie or garnishing your flavored milk with a strawberry on the glass are wonderful options, those aren’t the only ways to enjoy strawberries with delicious dairy. Enjoy some uncommon recipes that are ideal for a springtime meal of strawberries. 

Below are 6 dairy recipes to enjoy all those strawberries in. 

This Strawberry Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a cheesy take on the classic spinach and strawberry salad. Made with Brie cheese, baby spinach leaves, basil pesto, and—of course—strawberries, it’s a light sandwich perfect for lunch on a bright spring day! 

The Banana-Strawberry Licuado combines the flavors of strawberries and bananas with orange juice and lime juice, all coming together with milk for a creamy, protein-filled fruit smoothie to start your day. 

These Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits are an easy, no-bake snack that offers an appetite-satisfying dose of protein in a creamy dessert package. Strawberries are layered with ricotta cheese, Greek yogurt, and crushed graham crackers for a mid-afternoon snack. 

As the temperatures begin to climb, add strawberries to your ice cream in this No-Churn Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream. Made without an ice cream maker, this super simple dairy recipe uses heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and buttermilk for a creamy base perfect to complement each bite of chopped strawberries come time for dessert. 

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The no-bake Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bars bring the sweetness of strawberries and tangy Greek yogurt to each crunchy bite of almonds, graham crackers, and peanut butter. Enjoy as a quick bite for breakfast or an after-practice pick-me-up. 

Strawberries & Cream Mini Jar Pies are great for single-serve pies to share when entertaining family or passing neighbors. Topped with fresh strawberries and melted chocolate, these sweet treats use chocolate graham crackers and cream cheese for a decadent dessert enjoyed on the porch.