Zesty strawberries with Cointreau

Zesty strawberries with Cointreau

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Prep: 5 mins Plus 1 hour soaking. no cook


Make the most of the fresh taste of British strawberries with this simple recipe. In season from the end of May

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal69
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.02g
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  • 500g strawberry, hulled halved or quartered, depending on size



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 3 tbsp Cointreau
  • zest 1 orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • mint leaves, roughly torn, to serve



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  1. Tip the strawberries into a large bowl. Splash over the Cointreau, add the orange zest and sift in the icing sugar, then give everything a really good mix. Cover, then leave for 1 hr or more for the juices to become syrupy and the strawberries to soak up some of the alcohol.

  2. To serve, scatter the mint leaves over the strawberries and give them one more good stir, then spoon into individual glass dishes.

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Comments (9)

cookathome4's picture

looks great!

rubysoho's picture

This was a really easy desert to prepare after making a fiddly main meal. You can prep this and chill it whilst eating your main!

I found the conintreau quite punchy though, and perhaps not to everones taste. I served this in individual sundae dishes with some strawberries and cream shortbread and they looked really cute!

michaelm's picture

I have made this several times now, used triple sec instead of cointreau, delicious every time

francesbray's picture

served this with a rich chocolate cake, it was yummy!

michaelm's picture

Wow - this was so easy and delicious, I used triple sec instead of cointreau, worked very well.

tpmarsh's picture

One of my favourite things to do with strawberries - delish!

bahrain01's picture

Really easy to prepare and very striking for a dinner party pud, the guests loved it as its a very refreshing end to the meal.

lottie_10's picture

delicious , thank you !

michelle-macdougall's picture

This was a nice, fresh tasting dessert and very easy to prepare. Even though it was so simple,it looked quite elegant!

Questions (1)

philippagraham51's picture

This looks great - planning on making it for a party of 8 next week. Any ideas how many this recipe is supposed to serve and if I ought to increase the amounts at all?

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