Classic Strawberry Jam, 3 Ways (Old Fashioned, Regular Pectin, and Low-Sugar Pectin)

Homemade strawberry jam is perfect in its simplicity, bright and sweet and bursting with strawberry flavor, no matter if you water-bath process it for shelf stable storage, refrigerate or freeze it, or eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon. This post is jam-packed (pun intended) with all the info you need to […]

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Homemade strawberry jam is perfect in its simplicity, bright and sweet and bursting with strawberry flavor, no matter if you water-bath process it for shelf stable storage, refrigerate or freeze it, or eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon.

This post is jam-packed (pun intended) with all the info you need to make your perfect strawberry jam, comparing the different types of pectins and the pros and cons of each with recipes, as well a recipe for a traditional, old-fashioned jam with no added pectin.

Classic Strawberry Jam in an open glass jar with a spoon to show texture, with more jars of jam and fresh strawberries in the background.

Welcome to my treatise on strawberry jam, my jamifesto if you will.

The fact I managed to write over 4,500 words (!!) about strawberry jam should tell you just how passionate I am on the subject (at this point I’ve accepted that my personality is just… jam. Case in point, this purse that I picked up last week that is just TOO perfect 😍😍😍… how did Kate know I spent the entire weekend before making batch after batch of strawberry jam??)

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I’m not one to make “plain” anything. Plain chocolate cake? How about a red wine chocolate cake instead? Plain chocolate chip cookies? Stuff ’em with ganache.

And plain strawberry jam? The fact that I’ve got a dozen unique strawberry jam recipes with flavorful additions, interesting infusions and clever combinations like strawberry limoncello, strawberry hibiscus, and guava strawberry jam to name a few, and even more in my cookbook, should tell you something about my personal feelings on ‘plain’ or boring jam flavors.

Overhead, marble background with lots of scattered fresh strawberries and three open jars of different kinds of strawberry jam.

So why am I here posting a recipe for plain ol’ strawberry jam?

Well, I figure it’d be a good opportunity to wax poetic about jam in general and just what you can expect from different styles of jam and brands of pectin. These lessons can be applied to any kind of jam, not just strawberry but other kinds of fruits as well.

(Psst! Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of this post to download these adorable printable jar labels, absolutely free!)

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Guava Strawberry Jam

Strawberry and guava come together in one fruit-packed preserve that’s bright, fruity, and vibrant, with a perfect amount of sugar and plenty of acid to make the flavors pop. The unique pairing of strawberry and guava makes for a truly memorable jam, whether you can it in a water bath for shelf-stable storage, or store […]

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Strawberry and guava come together in one fruit-packed preserve that’s bright, fruity, and vibrant, with a perfect amount of sugar and plenty of acid to make the flavors pop.

The unique pairing of strawberry and guava makes for a truly memorable jam, whether you can it in a water bath for shelf-stable storage, or store it in the fridge or freezer for short term satisfaction (or, you know, eat it by the spoonful straight out of the pot).

Jars of Guava Strawberry Jam on a marble background with fresh strawberries and whole and cut pink guavas scattered around.

Multi-fruit jams are… well, my jam.

Single fruit jams are just so… boring. If you know me, you know I love unique flavor combinations, especially when it comes to my jam recipes. Whether it is the addition of an unexpected flavor, like hibiscus or vanilla bean, basil or even chocolate, a splash of something boozy like limoncello, bourbon or gin, or a hint of heat from habanero or jalapeño.

But more than anything I love mixing fruits and flavors into unexpected fruit combinations. Like mango and raspberry, peach and passionfruit, or blackberry and apple.

But listen, this strawberry and guava jam might just be my favorite fruity combination yet.

Pink guavas have a sweet, musky fragrance with tropical notes of papaya, melon, strawberry and ripe pear… and even a little bit of bubblegum if we’re being honest. Paired with the bright berry flavor of the strawberry the combination is almost candy-like, sweet and bright with the perfect amount of acidity to balance out the sweetness.

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Strawberry Cupcakes with Cake Mix

Strawberry Jello makes these simple strawberry cupcakes with cake mix a little extra special. The homemade strawberry frosting on top uses strawberry jam and a hint of almond for a delicious flavor pairing. With spring and summer bounding our way, it&#…

Strawberry Jello makes these simple strawberry cupcakes with cake mix a little extra special. The homemade strawberry frosting on top uses strawberry jam and a hint of almond for a delicious flavor pairing. With spring and summer bounding our way, it’s time to pull out all of the simple fruity desserts.   This Strawberry Cupcakes…

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Strawberry Crunch Sheet Cake with Buttermilk Frosting

This pretty in pink sheet cake tastes like pure nostalgia, with a moist and tender strawberry cake, tangy buttermilk frosting, and a generous sprinkle of crunchy strawberry shortcake crumbs that add the perfect sweet and salty finishing touch. Inspired by an ice cream truck classic, this strawberry crunch sheet cake combines all the elements you […]

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This pretty in pink sheet cake tastes like pure nostalgia, with a moist and tender strawberry cake, tangy buttermilk frosting, and a generous sprinkle of crunchy strawberry shortcake crumbs that add the perfect sweet and salty finishing touch.

Inspired by an ice cream truck classic, this strawberry crunch sheet cake combines all the elements you love about the frozen treat in sheet cake form: a tender strawberry buttermilk cake topped with a cloud-like buttermilk frosting and a scratch-made strawberry crunch topping.

Strawberry Crunch Sheet Cake with Buttermilk Frosting cut into serving squares, on a piece of parchment with messy crumbs, cake server, and a bowl of more crumbs and frosting in the background.

There are few things more nostalgic than the ice cream truck, the tinkling sound of the melodic jingle that starts softly at first but gets louder as the anticipation grows. I strongly recall the breathless feeling of frantically running around the house scooping up the loose change from the couch cushions and bolting out the door before it passes you by.

The sound (and taste) of the ice cream truck is a particularly strong childhood memory for me, maybe because we grew up in an area that ice cream trucks did not frequent, so my only experiences with them were when we were visiting our grandparents in Los Angeles, making it an extra special experience.

The ice cream truck felt like a carnival on wheels, but for your tastebuds.

And of all the classic ice cream truck treats, the strawberry shortcake crunch bars are certainly one of the most memorable flavors, with a core of bold strawberry surrounded by creamy vanilla ice cream and an outer coating of crunchy strawberry shortcake crumbs. I’m usually a chocolate girl through and through, but something about that combo of creamy and crunchy, vanilla and fruit hit all the right notes.

This recipe is inspired by that nostalgic ice cream treat, with all the same flavors and textures, reimagined in a party-ready sheet cake.

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Strawberry Burrata Salad

I love making salads, especially during the spring and summer months when the weather is nice and lots of produce is in season. This Strawberry Burrata Salad is a favorite when strawberries are ripe and in season. It is simple to make and GORGEOUS to s…

I love making salads, especially during the spring and summer months when the weather is nice and lots of produce is in season. This Strawberry Burrata Salad is a favorite when strawberries are ripe and in season. It is simple to make and GORGEOUS to serve! Every time I make this salad for family and…

Strawberry Shortcake Crunch Topping (from Scratch)

With a crunchy texture and a bright strawberry flavor from freeze-dried strawberries, this strawberry crunch topping is as versatile and delicious and a cinch to prepare, not to mention entirely scratch-made! This crunchy strawberry shortcake crumb is made entirely from scratch with no strawberry gelatin mix and no pre-packaged cookies. And yet despite its homemade […]

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With a crunchy texture and a bright strawberry flavor from freeze-dried strawberries, this strawberry crunch topping is as versatile and delicious and a cinch to prepare, not to mention entirely scratch-made!

This crunchy strawberry shortcake crumb is made entirely from scratch with no strawberry gelatin mix and no pre-packaged cookies. And yet despite its homemade nature, it comes together in under an hour (and most of that time is chilling and baking).

Glass bowl of Strawberry Shortcake Crunch Topping on a marble background, with a few crumbs scattered alongside the bowl.

When developing my recipe for a strawberry sheet cake inspired by the classic ice cream treat from my childhood, I set about creating a crunchy strawberry shortcake crumb mixture—entirely from scratch.

A quick search for ‘strawberry crunch’ brings up dozens of recipes for this nostalgic topping, but almost all of them use either strawberry gelatin dessert mix and/or crushed up golden Oreo cookies (or both) to achieve the bright strawberry flavor and crunchy texture. And I really didn’t want to use either of those things.

So I set about creating my own version entirely from scratch.

I started with a milk bar-style shortbread crumb, made with flour, sugar, and melted butter, and some cornstarch and dry milk powder for added tenderness and dairy richness. It took me a few tries to get the balance right, as I wanted something that came out perfectly crunchy but wasn’t dry (my first attempt tasted too much like flour so I had to dial it back a bit).

Adding a bit of baking powder gives the crumb just a tiny bit of rise, resulting in softer shapes and a more cohesive, crunchy yet tender texture (it’s the kind of delicate crunch that almost melts in your mouth as opposed to the hard, tooth-breaking kind.)

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Easy Strawberry Compote

This strawberry compote recipe makes a thick, sweet sauce that’s perfect for drizzling over ice cream, waffles, cheesecake and more!…

This strawberry compote recipe makes a thick, sweet sauce that’s perfect for drizzling over ice cream, waffles, cheesecake and more!

Strawberry Compote in a jar with spoon.

Got ripe berries? Here’s a quick and fun way to use them: make strawberry compote! Cooking down strawberries with a bit of sugar reduces it into glossy, luxurious tangy sauce that’s like an amped version of taking a bite into this sweet berry.

Why we love this recipe: This strawberry compote is outrageously tangy and bursting with sweet berry flavor! Alex and I love whipping this up as a versatile topping for ice cream, pancakes, waffles, or oatmeal. A compote is a great way to use fruit that’s almost overripe, but there’s no need to wait for that for this recipe. Anytime is the perfect excuse!

Ingredients for strawberry compote

A compote is a fruit sauce where the fruit is cooked with water, sugar, and seasonings until thickened. Compote works as a sweet sauce for desserts, or to spoon over breakfast items like yogurt, oatmeal and waffles. This strawberry compote has a minimal ingredient list and comes together in just 15 minutes! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh strawberries: Both fresh strawberries and frozen berries work in a compote. It’s quick to make with either and there’s no thawing required.
  • Granulated sugar: This type of sugar brings out the most intense sweet tart flavor and helps to make a thick, syrupy compote. You can also substitute pure maple syrup or honey as natural sweeteners, and the taste is comparable.
  • Lemon zest: Fresh lemon zest brings a pop to the flavor; the acidity of the lemon is almost like salt in a savory dish. While it’s optional, we highly recommend it!
  • Cornstarch: Using cornstarch makes a thick, glossy body to this sauce. A good cornstarch substitute is arrowroot powder.
  • Vanilla extract and salt: These ingredients around out the flavor.
Strawberries in container.

How to make strawberry compote (basic steps)

Strawberry compote is quick and simple to make: you’ll need about 5 minutes to prep the strawberries and 5 minutes to cook them. Here are the basic steps (or jump to the full recipe):

Step 1: Add the strawberries to a small saucepan with the sugar, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons of the water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally while it bubbles gently.

Step 2: After 5 to 7 minutes when strawberries start to break down, whisk 2 tablespoons water with 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Pour the mixture into the pan and stir until thickened, 1 minute. Reduce the heat. Mash the strawberries with a potato masher or fork.

Step 3: Remove from the heat and stir in the salt and vanilla. Taste and add additional sweetener, depending on the ripeness of your berries. The compote will thicken as it cools. Serve warm or cooled slightly.

Using a cornstarch slurry

This strawberry compote recipe uses a cornstarch slurry: a mix of cornstarch and water (or another room temperature liquid). If dry cornstarch is added directly to a dish, it clumps up. So, it’s best to add it to sauces and stir fries mixed with a little liquid first.

Cornstarch must be heated to around 203°F for the thickening to occur. It’s called “starch gelatinization,” which is a fancy word for the process where the the particles of cornstarch absorb water. Once you add the cornstarch slurry to the warm sauce, it immediately starts to thicken: the starch gelatinization has been activated!

Strawberry Compote in jar with spoon and strawberries.

Storage info

How long does homemade strawberry compote last? Store it refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Or, you can freeze it in a freezer safe container for up to 6 months.

Compote becomes very thick when it’s cooled, so make sure to bring to room temperature or warm it on the stovetop before serving. This is especially important if you’re serving with a warm food like pancakes or waffles.

Strawberry Compote in a jar with gold spoon.

Ways to serve strawberry compote

There are so many ways to serve strawberry compote! This fruit sauce is versatile enough to work with desserts or breakfast food items. Here are a few ideas for how to serve fruit compote:

More strawberry recipes

Got more berries? Here are a few more strawberry recipes to try:

Dietary notes

This strawberry compote recipe is vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between strawberry compote and strawberry jam?

Compote is a looser and fresher-tasting fruit sauce compared to jam. It uses less sugar and cooks the strawberries for a shorter time, preserving their shape and some of their natural texture.

Can I use frozen strawberries for compote?

Absolutely! Thaw frozen strawberries completely before using them in the compote. They might release more liquid, so adjust the cooking time slightly to achieve the desired consistency.

What are some other fruits I can use for compote?

The possibilities are endless! Berries like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries work well. You can also try stone fruits like peaches, plums, or cherries. Try our Blueberry Compote, Peach Compote, Easy Raspberry Compote, or Rhubarb Compote.

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Strawberry Compote

Easy Strawberry Compote


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ½ cups

Description

This strawberry compote recipe makes a thick, sweet sauce that’s perfect for drizzling over ice cream, waffles, cheesecake and more!


Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Clean, hull and quarter the strawberries.
  2. Add the strawberries to a small saucepan with the sugar, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons of the water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally while it bubbles gently.
  3. After about 5 to 7 minutes when strawberries start to break down, whisk 2 tablespoons water with 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Pour the mixture into the pan and stir until thickened, about 1 minute. Reduce the heat. Mash the strawberries to the desired texture with a potato masher or fork.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the salt and vanilla. Taste and add additional sugar if desired, depending on the ripeness of your berries. The compote will thicken as it cools. If it’s too thick, add a little water.
  5. Serve warm or cooled slightly. Store in a sealed container refrigerated for up to 2 weeks (or cool and freeze up to 6 months). Warm on the stovetop before serving.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Sauce
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Strawberry compote, strawberry compote recipe

Strawberry Margarita

This strawberry margarita recipe is frosty, fruity and refreshing! It’s easy to make with frozen berries and a blender, a…

This strawberry margarita recipe is frosty, fruity and refreshing! It’s easy to make with frozen berries and a blender, a delightful balance of sweet and tart that’s perfect for parties.

Strawberry Margarita in rocks glass with salt rim and strawberry garnish

Love margaritas but want a fruity spin? Try this tasty and refreshing Strawberry Margarita recipe! This one is frosty and fruity, full of sweet berry flavor and perfectly complimented with the zing of lime and tequila.

Why we love this recipe: The margarita pairs perfectly with fruit, and we’ve already got several fruity margarita recipes under our belt, like watermelon, mango and peach. But the strawberry margarita is our favorite! We’re 100% in love with its vibrant red color and sweet tart flavor.

Ingredients in a strawberry margarita

The margarita is one of the most popular cocktails of all time, and the classic definition has just three ingredients: lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila. That’s what’s in our classic margarita recipe, our very favorite of them all. This strawberry margarita is like a combination between the classic and a frozen margarita! It’s made in a blender, and comes out with a frosty texture. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Frozen strawberries

How to make a strawberry margarita

The strawberry margarita is made in a blender, so it’s not the standard way to make a classic margarita. It’s actually even easier, since you don’t need a cocktail shaker! This strawberry margarita recipe makes two drinks, so you can drink with a friend or partner, or increase the amounts of a larger size. Here’s what to do (or go to the full recipe below):

  1. Step 1: A salted rim is a must: the salt enhances the sweet and sour flavors in the drink.
  2. Blend! Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until it’s full combined and creamy.

For a more liquid texture, keep on blending

The texture of this strawberry margarita is icy, but you can also make it more of a room temperature fruity margarita. Just keep blending it! If you blend for a few minutes, it will become less icy and have more of a blended, juice like texture.

  • Icy texture: Keep it frozen for a smoothie-like texture by blending just until it’s fully integrated and icy.
  • Juicy texture: If you keep blending for a few minutes, you can get to a texture that’s more like juice. It’s still cold, but you can taste the flavors even more when it’s not as icy.

Which texture do we prefer? Well, we like it both ways! Personally I like it a little warmer so I can taste the sweet berries and edge of the tequila. But keep it icy and it’s a perfect summer cocktail for a hot afternoon on the patio.

How to make a strawberry margarita: margarita glass with strawberry garnish

What tequila for strawberry margaritas?

You can use any type of tequila for this strawberry margarita, but keep the following in mind:

  • Buy at least mid-range tequila. This cocktail tastes only as good as the quality of alcohol. Look for 750 ml bottles in the range of $22 to $35.
  • Tequila blanco or reposado works, but fruity margaritas are best with tequila blanco. We love the nuance that comes with using tequila reposado (aged) in margaritas. But for this fruity margarita with an icy texture, you can use tequila blanco! Some brands we recommend are Espolon Blanco, El Tesoro Blanco, Patrón Silver, and Casamigos.

Can I use fresh strawberries instead of frozen?

You can use either ripe fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries in this strawberry margarita recipe! Using fresh berries, the texture will come out with the juicy texture mentioned above.

The advantage of using frozen berries is the icy texture, kind of like a strawberry daiquiri but not as thick. Frozen berries are also very easy to store, making it simple to whip up strawberry margaritas on demand!

🍓 Want more with strawberries? Try our Best Strawberry Cocktails.

Ideas for the salt rim

To take the drink presentation over the top, try our homemade margarita salt for the salt rim! You can even skip the orange zest and simply use lime (as shown). Tajín is another great option for the rim, a Mexican seasoning blend that adds a burst of tangy, spicy flavor.

Strawberry margarita recipe

More margarita recipes

We have lots of margarita recipes! We’ve got one for just about any occasion! Let us know if you find a favorite:

Frequently asked questions

What kind of strawberries are best for a margarita?

Frozen strawberries are ideal for this strawberry margarita recipe. Fresh strawberries can be used too, and they make for more of a juicy texture.

Do I need to muddle the strawberries?

This is a blender margarita recipe, so muddling is not needed!

What type of tequila should I use?

A silver or blanco tequila is the most common choice for margaritas, including the strawberry version. It offers a clean and crisp base that allows the strawberry flavor to shine.

Can I use a different type of sweetener?

Yes! Simple syrup, agave nectar, or even honey can be used to sweeten your margarita to taste.

What can I add for a spicy kick?

Add the slices of ¼ jalapeno pepper, deseeded, and blend to combine.

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Strawberry Margarita

Perfect Strawberry Margarita


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks

Description

This strawberry margarita recipe is frosty, fruity and refreshing! It’s easy to make with frozen berries and a blender, a delightful balance of sweet and tart that’s perfect for parties.


Ingredients

  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) tequila*
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) Cointreau
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 10 ounces (1 ½ cups) frozen whole strawberries (fresh work too!)
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup, agave syrup, or maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of two glasses. Dip the edge of each rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, use margarita salt).
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until fully combined: you can blend until it’s an icy texture, or keep blending for a minute or so until it’s more liquid. Taste and add additional sweetener if desired. Pour into the glasses and serve.

Notes

*Easily doubles for 4 drinks or triples for 6 drinks, based on the size of your blender (use the 2x and 3x button). 

For a sweet margarita: Add make it with double the simple syrup or maple syrup, and add more to taste if desired.

For other fruit variations: Replace half of the frozen strawberries with frozen mangoes, peaches, or pineapple for different flavor combinations. Adjust the sweetener to taste.

For a spicy margarita: Remove the seeds from ¼ jalapeño pepper and roughly chop it. Add it to the blender and blend.

Rim variations: Try margarita salt or a Tajín rim, a Mexican seasoning blend of chili peppers, lime, and salt that adds a burst of tangy, spicy flavor.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Strawberry margarita recipe, strawberry margarita

Strawberry Daiquiri

This strawberry daiquiri recipe is easy and full of luscious berry flavor! All you need are 5 minutes and a…

This strawberry daiquiri recipe is easy and full of luscious berry flavor! All you need are 5 minutes and a blender—no need for premade mix.

Strawberry daiquiri recipe: daiquiri in glass with straw

Ever tried to make a strawberry daiquiri recipe at home? There’s no need to buy store-bought daiquiri mix. A homemade strawberry daiquiri with real frozen strawberries tastes infinitely better than a mix from the store!

As two homemade cocktail experts with over 300 cocktail recipes in our library, this one is a fast favorite! The luscious, juicy berry flavor is irresistibly refreshing. All you need are a few ingredients, a blender, and 5 minutes to whip up this classic drink!

“Divine daiquiri! I made it just as directed and it is fresh with well blended flavors. I will use this recipe for all future daiquiris.” -Pat

Why make this strawberry daiquiri recipe?

Alex and I created this strawberry daiquiri recipe to have pure berry flavor. It’s just sweet enough, with just the right finish of white rum. If ever there was a perfect drink for sipping on the patio, this is it! Here’s why we love it:

  • The flavor is pure, using real berries! Who knows what’s in those store-bought daiquiri mixes. This daiquiri is made of real frozen berries and lime, giving it a lush flavor.
  • It’s perfectly sweetened. Some strawberry daiquiris are overly sweet, but not this one. It’s sweetened just enough so you can enjoy the pure berry flavor without a sugar crash. Pure maple syrup is a natural sweetener that we love: it gently sweetens and adds flavor nuance (without making it taste like maple).
Strawberry daiquiri recipe in glass with straw and strawberry garnish.

How to make a strawberry daiquiri

This strawberry daiquiri had its first trial run one evening when our nephews visited for a cousin sleepover. We had homemade pizza (with our best pizza sauce and pizza dough) and movie night with popcorn. By the end of the night, the adults were exhausted!

Once the littles were in bed, we pulled out the blender to make homemade daiquiris. Man, were they good, and the perfect recipe for tired parents reclaiming the evening. Here’s how to make the best strawberry daiquiri recipe:

  • Step 1: Blend it up. Blend 1 pound frozen strawberries, ¼ cup lime juice, 6 tablespoons simple syrup, 1 cup white rum, 1 cup ice, and ⅛ teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth. Taste and adjust the sweetener to your tastes.
  • Step 2: Garnish and serve. Pour into a glass and serve garnished with a lime slice and frozen strawberry! You can use any type of glass, from a margarita glass to a simple cocktail glass.

🍓 Want more with berries? Try our Top 10 Strawberry Cocktails.

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri with lime and strawberry garnish.

Tips for making a frozen strawberry daiquiri

A few things to keep in mind when you’re making this strawberry daiquiri recipe:

  • Use good quality rum. The better the quality of rum, the tastier the drink. Look for a bottle in the mid-price range, around $15 to $20 for a 750 ml bottle.
  • Use best quality frozen strawberries. We tried this with a few different types of frozen berries, and it tastes much better with the best quality brand.
  • Freeze or chill your rum (optional). When we made this strawberry daiquiri recipe, we chilled our rum in a cocktail shaker to get it really cold. You also can throw the rum in the freezer the night before to keep the drink very cold.

Let us know if you try out this strawberry daiquiri recipe, and if it helps for exhausted parent evenings like ours! Or serve it at a bridal shower, girl’s night, cookout, pool party, or anytime you need a fruity drink.

Did you know a classic daiquiri isn’t frozen?

This strawberry daiquiri and the frozen daiquiri are variations on the classic daiquiri, a cocktail made simply with rum, lime and sugar and served straight up in a cocktail glass. It’s a classic sour cocktail invented in the early 1900’s.

The frozen daiquiris popular today came along later as variations on the theme! Another spin to try is the sophisticated Hemingway daiquiri, starring grapefruit juice and Maraschino liqueur.

Virgin strawberry daiquiri in glass.

Variation: make a virgin strawberry daiquiri

The virgin strawberry daiquiri is a popular mocktail variation on the classic. Our virgin daiquiri uses similar ingredients, but skips the rum and uses tonic water or lemon lime soda. It makes a bubbly, sweet and frosty drink that we think is nearly as good as the original.

More daiquiri recipes

There are lots more daiquiri recipes to add to your repertoire! Here are a few more to try:

Frequently asked questions

What rum is best for a strawberry daiquiri?

A light rum is your best bet! Opt for white rum or silver rum for a clean and refreshing flavor that won’t overpower the strawberries.

Can I use frozen strawberries in a daiquiri?

Frozen strawberries are best to achieve that frosty daiquiri texture; we don’t recommend using frozen berries here.

My daiquiri is too sweet or too sour! How can I adjust it?

If it’s too sour, add a bit more simple syrup and blend. Taste and continue to add sweetener until the flavor is balanced. If it’s too sweet, add a splash more fresh lime juice to balance the sweetness and add a refreshing tartness.

What’s a fun twist on the classic strawberry daiquiri?

Replace half the frozen berries with another frozen fruit like mango, pineapple, or peach, for a unique flavor combination.

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Strawberry daiquiri

Classic Strawberry Daiquiri


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

This strawberry daiquiri recipe is easy and full of luscious berry flavor! All you need are 5 minutes and a blender: no need for premade mix.


Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen strawberries
  • 6 tablespoons simple syrup (or pure maple syrup)
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup best quality white or light rum
  • 1 cup ice
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add additional syrup to balance if desired (different brands of frozen berries vary in flavor). Pour into 4 glasses and enjoy. 

Notes

Virgin variation: Blend 12 ounces (2 cups) frozen strawberries, ¼ cup simple syrup, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 1 cup tonic water or lemon lime soda, ½ to ¾ cup water,
and 1 cup ice. If desired, serve with another splash of tonic water or soda.

Fruity variations: Try replacing half the strawberries with another frozen fruit like pineapple, mango, or peaches for a few fun variations. Balance the flavor with syrup to taste. 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe