Updated:Feb 12, 2024
Strawberries have long been associated with Valentine’s Day for their vibrant colour as well as their aphrodisiacal qualities. From swoon-worthy chocolate-coated strawberries to the decadent strawberry cheesecake, take a look at some strawberry desserts you can whip up for your special someone this Valentine’s Day.
Image Credit: iStock
In modern times, the strawberry is believed to be a potent aphrodisiac. Being packed with zinc as well as antioxidants, it is known to help stimulate one’s senses, fueling passion and romance. As an added bonus, the strawberry is highly versatile, pairing well with a plethora of flavours, including chocolate, cheese, and vanilla. Here are six easy-to-make strawberry-based desserts you can surprise your loved ones with this Valentine’s Day.
Oozing with exhilarating flavours, this no-fuss dessert can be made in three steps. Ingredients needed include sponge cake, which can be store-bought, as well as store-bought vanilla pudding mix. Additionally, you’ll need sliced bananas, frozen strawberries, frozen whipped cream, and milk. Begin by whisking the pudding and milk in a bowl for about two minutes; then, start layering the trifle with the sponge cake at the bottom, followed by the pudding, the bananas, the strawberries, and lastly, the whipped cream. Refrigerate the trifle for a few hours before serving.