My favourite thing to do in the hot summer months is to have a strawberry daiquiri on the patio but last year I was pregnant and was still craving a cold, fruity drink so I looked up recipes for virgin strawberry daiquiris. I found this one which uses the simpliest ingredients. I used only a half a blender of ice cubes so the strawberry flavour doesn’t get watered down too much. It’s kind of difficult to measure out ounces of frozen strawberries to I converted to tablespoons which is 6 or about 1 cup while still frozen. I zapped the strawberries in the microwave for about 30 seconds or so to soften them up a little or they take forever to break up in the blender. Also, sugar doesn’t dissolve very well in cold drinks so I added about 4 tsp of sugar to 1/3 cup of room temperature water and stirred until most of it was dissolved before adding the mixture to the contents in the blender. This recipe makes just the right amount for one of those re-usable fast food drink cups.
Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri
1 ounce (2tbsp) lime juice
3 ounces (6 tbsp) frozen or fresh strawberries
1-4 tsp of sugar(or to taste) dissolved into 1/3 cup water
1/2 blender of cracked ice
Put ice in blender. Add lime juice, strawberries, and sugar water. Blend until smooth. You may add a little water if too thick. Pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with an extra strawberry or an orange slice. Enjoy!