How To Make Strawberry Fragola.
This is a quick and easy dessert that looks impressive and tastes amazing! It’s also known as strawberry pizza. The flavor has hints of luscious strawberries and is naturally sweet.
Total Time: 10 minutes
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes to 1 hour (depending on your freezer)
Chilling Time: 24 hours to 3 days (depending on your freezer)
- Wash and hull strawberries.
- Chop strawberries.
- Mix sugar and balsamic vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat, until it begins to bubble up around the edges of the pan (about 5 minutes). Stir constantly so that you don’t burn your basil leaves! Let cool completely before using.*
- Fold gelato into strawberry mixture.* Chill overnight in refrigerator (or freezer if you’re feeling ambitious). Serve chilled or at room temperature with fresh basil sprigs on top!
- The cooking time for your gelato depends on the size of the strawberries and how soft you like it.
- If you’re using smaller berries, it will take longer to soften them up.
- If they are very ripe and juicy, they can be ready in less than an hour; but if they are underripe or overripe (or both), expect to cook them longer.
- The balsamic vinegar may also impact how long this process takes—if it’s too hot when you add it into your bowl of gelato base, then that will delay its cooling process even further!
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- 1 quart strawberries, washed and hulled (no stems)
- 1/2 cup fine sugar or less if you don’t like overly sweet or sugary tasting fast desserts.
1 quart strawberries, washed and hulled (no stems)
- Wash the strawberries. You should be able to see whether or not they are ripe by the color of the skin; if it’s yellow or brownish, they’re ready to eat!
- Remove the stems from each half of a strawberry—they’ll be too tough to use in this recipe! You can also cut them off with kitchen shears if you’d like.
1/2 cup fine sugar (or less if you don’t like overly sweet or sugary tasting fast desserts)
Sugar is a very important ingredient in strawberry fragola. It’s the main flavor component and can make or break your strawberry dessert.
If you don’t have 1/2 cup of fine sugar on hand, feel free to use 1/4 cup granulated sugar instead! The texture and flavor will still be delicious. You can also use other types of sweeteners—like honey or agave nectar—if that’s what you prefer.
6 tbsps. balsamic vinegar
6 tbsps. balsamic vinegar (look for the highest quality you can find, , tradizionale is ideal!)
1/4 cup extra, virgin olive oil
1/4 cup honey (preferably raw)
3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed through a garlic press
2 cups strawberries, hulled and chopped into small pieces
1 pint vanilla gelato, softened
Gelato is a type of ice cream made with milk and cream that has a higher fat content than regular ice cream. It’s usually served at a slightly warmer temperature than regular ice cream, making it melt more slowly on your tongue, so you can enjoy the flavor longer before feeling full or tired.
The good news is that there are lots of ways to make strawberry fragola at home! You can use store, bought gelato (which will likely be lower in calories), or you can use fresh strawberries instead—I love using frozen ones because they thaw faster, but feel free to try this recipe using fresh berries if you prefer them!
This is a quick and easy dessert that looks impressive and tastes amazing!
Strawberries are a good source of Vitamin C, fiber, potassium and manganese. One cup of strawberries has about 26% of your daily value for vitamin A (beta, carotene). Strawberries also contain folate which may help prevent birth defects during pregnancy.
This dish is certain to be a hit with everyone.
This dish is sure to impress everyone. It’s quite simple to create and only calls for basic ingredients. These are excellent desserts to offer after dinner, or you can prepare them in advance and freeze them until you’re ready to serve them; they’ll be ready in a matter of minutes. This is a great dessert recipe for anyone who loves strawberries, , it’s perfect for spring! If you want to make it even more special, add some fresh mint leaves on top at the end of cooking time.