Strawberries are synonymous with a traditional British summer. Wheeled out in their bucket-loads at the end of June ready for Wimbledon, they’re a staple of our summer diets.

There’s something refreshing and ‘zingy’ about this particular fruit, but bowls full of strawberries and cream can get rather samey after a while.

Never fear though, strawberries are incredibly versatile. Here are 5 easy strawberry recipes perfect for summer.

Strawberry and chocolate flapjacks

I used a basic flapjack recipe to make these. I opted for some Jordans Quick and Creamy Porridge oats and instead of using dried fruit I added about ten0g of roughly chopped strawberries to the mixture.

Once the flapjack mixture had been cooked, I cut the mixture into squares.

Next, I melted 100g of milk chocolate and drizzled it over the flapjacks while they cooled. A fun and quick recipe, which makes enough for about ten people.

Strawberry and Chocolate Flapjacks, easy strawberry recipes

Strawberry fool

This is a refreshing dessert that can be enjoyed any day of the week.

I followed the Edd Kimber’s Alpine Strawberry Fool recipe on the Jordans Cereals website. This particular recipe involves strawberries (obviously), custard, cream and a ‘secret’ ingredient – Jordans Country Crisp Strawberries cereal.

I’m a lover of the Jordans Country Crisp range of cereals and regularly enjoy them for breakfast with a side order of yoghurt. So using it in a slightly different way like this was a real treat.

The cereal adds a crunchy, nutty texture to this otherwise smooth dessert and complements the other ingredients nicely.

The Edd Kimber recipe makes enough for 6 portions, although I disregarded portion sizes because my serving glasses were rather large.

Strawberry Fool, easy strawberry recipes

Upside-down strawberry cheesecake milkshake

This was inspired by the strawberry milkshake I was served at All Star Lanes at Westfield Stratford City.

For 2 milkshakes I chopped 2 large strawberries into rough quarters and put them at the bottom of 2 sundae glasses.

Next, I juiced 150g of strawberries (you could puree them instead if you don’t mind ‘bits’ in your milkshake) and poured it into a blender with 6 scoops of vanilla ice-cream.

Blend the strawberry juice/puree with the ice-cream until it’s a smooth consistency.

Pour into the glasses, over the top of the chopped strawberries. Depending on the size of your glasses, you could first add a scoop of strawberry ice-cream to the glass and then pour over the milkshake mixture.

Crumble a digestive biscuit and sprinkle over the top.

As you can see, Olivia and William really enjoyed them!

Upside-Down Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake, easy strawberry recipes

Strawberry cream meringue nests

These are super easy. You can make your own meringue if you want to, but I cheated and bought some ready-made meringue nests from the local supermarket.

If you buy the meringue, then this dessert really does only take a few minutes.

First of all, I hulled about 150g of strawberries and put them into my juicer (you could alternatively pop them into a blender).

Next, I whisked 300ml of double cream until it formed stiff peaks and then folded in the strawberry juice, adding a little at a time so that the liquid would not overpower the cream.

To serve, place your meringue nest onto a plate, add a dollop of cream and decorate with chopped strawberries.

This easy strawberry recipe makes about 6 portions.

Strawberry Cream Meringue Nest, easy strawberry recipes

Strawberry and chocolate jam

Jam is surprisingly easy to make as long as you have a thermometer to ensure the jam mixture boils at the right temperature. This particular dual-flavoured jam is tasty and has become a favourite of my children.

Take a look at my strawberry and chocolate jam recipe to find out how to make your own.

Strawberry and chocolate jam

What’s your favourite strawberry recipe?

Please note: I was sent some samples of Jordans Country Crisp Strawberries and their Quick and Creamy Porridge for the purposes of a review, along with Edd Kimber’s strawberry fool recipe. All thoughts, opinions and words are mine and are 100% honest.