Macerated Strawberries {recipe}

This entry is part 31 of 31 in the series My Italian Kitchen

It’s the last day of the Write 31 Days Challenge! Come spend 31 days in my Italian Kitchen with me and learn to cook delicious but easy recipes!My plan was to end with a dessert since it’s the last course. I bought the strawberries and lemon needed for the recipe but we had a Halloween party today and somehow the strawberries were discovered and eaten.

Macerated strawberries: and easy and delicious dessert!

So I’ll go ahead and share the recipe but I will not have accompanying photos or videos to go with it. If you follow me on Instagram I’ll share it the next time I make it. We like them so I make them often enough. But trust me. It’s GOOD. It has wine in it. What’s not to like?

Macerated Strawberries 


  • 1 to 2 containers of strawberries, hulled and cut into chunks
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of fruity red wine
  • sugar, if needed


Place hulled and cut strawberries in a bowl. Add the lemon juice, red wine and stir. If the strawberries are in season and ripe, not much sugar will be needed. If they are a little on the lame side, they may need some extra fortifying with sugar. Stir well and place in the fridge to macerate for 30 mins to a few hours. This is tasty enough on its own but it is extra yummy with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or pound cake (or all three!)


Thank you for reading along with me on this month-long journey! If you missed any of the posts, you can find them all listed here with a handy pinnable graphic so you can find them all again.

I’m so happy to be able to say I made it all 31 days! There were times I wasn’t so sure! It sure will be good to blog about things other than food now. One thing I learned during this challenge is I’m glad I don’t blog on just one thing. I don’t have a niche and I like it this way. I have too many other interests I want to share about!

Just for fun, here are some pictures from my daughter’s Halloween party. We had fun decorating and preparing Pinterest we found on Pinterest, and best of all, I think the kids had a good time.Bite size bats

The bite-sized bat treats were pretty easy to make. Ghost pretzel rods

I liked the pretzel rod ghosts. We didn’t do the ones with a mouth like these. Ours were more like the mummy but without the wrappings.Pumpkin rice krispie treats

The pumpkin rice krispie treats came out really well too. My daughter did these and the ghosts all on her own! Isn’t she talented?caramel apple pretzel bitesWe also made caramel apple pretzel bites. I liked the combo of sweet and salty!candy corn bunting

The candy corn bunting came out so cute! Fruit costumes

And I love the fruit costumes the girls came up with. They copied this pin, down to the pose. How cute are they? We had a very happy Halloween!

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About Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

I'm a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I'm always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I'm fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!

3 thoughts on “Macerated Strawberries {recipe}

  1. Hooray, Sheila! You DID it!!! I’m really proud of you! Thanks for teaching me so much about Italian cooking! I’m looking forward to trying more of the recipes soon. And great job on the Halloween treats and decorations! Very clever, A!

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