Every pack of strawberries on every shelf in every M&S store is now 100% British, and they're sourced from M&S Select Farmers who only choose the juiciest and sweetest varieties. Whether you serve them simply with cream and a sprinkling of sugar, or as part of your favourite showstopping centerpiece pudding, now's the time to embrace British strawberry season
Nothing quite signals the start of warmer days to come like the arrival of fragrant British strawberries, and at M&S, ours are now 100% British. Not only do our M&S Select Farms strawberries taste super sweet and juicy, enjoying them means you’re supporting our fantastic British growers – some of whom we've worked with for over 40 years.
As delicious as they are as a healthy snack, strawberries are also brilliant in all sorts of sweet and savoury recipes. Discover our tips and ideas below, including chef Chris Baber’s easy strawberry sundae.
Strawberries are not only delicious in desserts, they’re also perfect for fresh summer salads. Simply slice and serve with avocado, spinach, walnuts, goats’ cheese and a balsamic glaze.
Blitz fresh or frozen strawberries with blueberries, raspberries, banana and yoghurt for a tasty smoothie, or stir through natural yoghurt with a drizzle of honey then freeze and enjoy in ice-cream cones.
Soak oats, strawberry chunks, almond butter and honey overnight in almond milk. The next day, top with strawberry slices and flaked almonds.
Try using fresh strawberries and cream to fill a Victoria sponge cake, pile up on ready-made meringues for an easy homemade pavlova, or simply pour over a generous drizzle of single cream for a simple summer pudding.
Enjoy a special sweet treat with Chris Baber’s strawberry sundae. This pretty pudding is packed full of vanilla ice-cream, shortbread and indulgent strawberry flavour.
2 scoops vanilla ice-cream
3 tbsp raspberry or strawberry sauce
A handful of strawberries, sliced
2 shortbread biscuits, crumbled
3 tbsp double cream, lightly whipped
Place a scoop of ice-cream in the bottom of a sundae glass.
Alternate layers of sauce, strawberries and crumbled shortbread on top.
Add the second scoop of ice-cream and keep layering the sauce, strawberries and shortbread – reserving some to decorate – until the glass is full.
Top with whipped cream and finish with your remaining strawberries, a drizzle of sauce and some more crumbled shortbread.
Strawberries and cream will never be the same again thanks to our extra-thick pink gin cream. Infused with gin and raspberries, a pot of this exclusive cream is the perfect partner to our Red Diamond strawberries. Want to impress? Serve a dollop of the cream on top of mini meringue nests with sliced strawberries and a dusting of icing sugar.
Find our pink gin cream in store now.
Refreshing and fruity, our summer cup drink is the perfect fruit-filled, hot-weather cocktail. An aromatic blend of gin with melon, cucumber, spices and lemon peel, the summer cup has a citrus-y tang with a hint of Earl Grey tea. Simply pour into a large jug filled with ice and top up with soda water and as much fresh fruit as you fancy – Red Diamond strawberries, lime and orange wedges, and fresh mint all work well. For a non-alcoholic version, top up our peach iced tea with soda water and add ice and fruit.
Pick up everything you need for this delicious summer cocktail in store.
Serve up a wow-worthy afternoon tea this weekend, packed with summer strawberry flavour. Simply top our strawberry scones with our brand-new strawberry clotted cream and strawberry jam. Serve alongside a bowl of Red Diamond strawberries and a glass of fizz with a strawberry garnish.
Discover all your afternoon tea favourites in store, including our new strawberry clotted cream.
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