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Sugared Strawberries {Macerated Strawberries}

Delicious Sugared Strawberries is a simple recipe to showcase this wonderful summer fruit.  Macerated strawberries are incredible on baked goods, pancakes, yogurt, and so much more. 

A bowl of sugared straweberries topped with mint on a white board

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Macerating and sugaring strawberries make an incredible addition to serve over cakes, yogurt, or even a simple bowl of vanilla ice cream. The sugar draws out natural juices in the berries and makes an incredible sauce of goodness.

You’ll also love adding sugared strawberries to recipes like Strawberry Waffles, Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream, Virgin Mojito, Instant Pot Iced Tea, Cold Start Instant Pot Yogurt, or a Moscow Mule Mocktail. 

If you’re looking for a blended option, try this Strawberry Puree. Need something safe for canning? You’ll want to check out our Strawberry Syrup.

How Long Can You Macerate Strawberries?

You’ll want to let the sugar and strawberries sit for at least 30 minutes. The longer you let them sit, the juicier they will get. Cover and refrigerate if you’re letting them macerate for over 3 hours.

3 photos showing the process of macerated strawberries

How Long Do Macerated Strawberries Last in the Fridge?

Sugared strawberries in an air-tight container will last for up to four days in the fridge. To freeze, place in ice cube trays, souper cubes, freezer bags, or small canning jars (4 and 8 oz are my favorites), and store for 3-6 months.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Scrape a bit of vanilla seed (or use Vanilla Extract) and mix it into the strawberries for an even more delicious flavor.
  • Honey can also be used but will not draw out as much juice as cane sugar.
  • Stir in a bit of lemon or lime zest for a “zippier” flavor.

a bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with sliced strawberries

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Sugared Strawberries

Prep Time10 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Macerated strawberries are incredible on baked goods, pancakes, yogurt, and so much more. 

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash berries, remove the green tops and cut into slices {quarters for smaller berries}.
  • Add berries to a medium mixing bowl and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Stir gently and let them sit uncovered on the counter for 2-3 hours, or covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Notes

Honey can also be used but will not draw out as much juice as cane sugar.
 
Stir in a bit of lemon or lime zest for a "zippier" flavor.

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2 comments on “Sugared Strawberries {Macerated Strawberries}”

  1. This reci looks delicious, and those souper cubes look amazing!!!

    • I am kind of obsessed with the Souper Cubes and I *believe* there were created by food bloggers. I actually just defrosted a cube of these strawberries for another recipe that I’m testing.