Compote from frozen strawberries

Compote from frozen strawberries

In the summer, few people complain about the lack of vitamins, because the berries and fruits that are rich in them are the most accessible at this time. If some fruits can be preserved fresh until the winter itself, then the berries do not lie for a long time. They are stored in the form of jam, jam, compote. One of the best ways to harvest strawberries for the future is freezing. Then the fruits retain all the beneficial substances and can be used to prepare various desserts. Many housewives prefer to make compote with frozen strawberries. It turns out fragrant, has a pleasant sweet-sour taste, has a bright appetizing shade and perfectly quenches thirst. You can prepare it according to different recipes, and each version has its admirers.

Cooking Features

Making compote from frozen strawberries is not a difficult task, but for inexperienced housewives it often fails to be the way you want to get it. In order to not disappoint the result, you need to follow the proportions recommended in the recipe and know a few things.

  • It is not necessary to thaw the berries in order to make compote out of them. They can be poured into a saucepan, covered with sugar, add water and bring to a boil. Another option is to drop the berries into the already boiling water and boil for a few minutes.
  • The longer you boil compote, the richer its taste and color will be, but the less vitamin C and some other nutrients remain in the drink.
  • Wanting to reduce the time of thermal exposure to berries, strawberries are dipped in boiling water in a sieve or colander for a minute to thaw. Then pounded and returned to the compote. After that, the compote is cooked for only 2-3 minutes, and it becomes bright and tasty.
  • Frozen berries are more watery than fresh ones, this is especially noticeable in strawberries. If you save on it, the compote will turn out pale and tasteless. On a liter of water you need to put about a glass of berries, only then the compote will be quite saturated.
  • After freezing, garden strawberries become more acidic. In determining the amount of sugar that you want to add to the drink, it is worth considering this fact. Before removing compote from the stove, it is worth trying. If necessary, bring the drink to the desired taste, adding sugar and lemon juice to it, then bring it to the boil again and only then remove it from the stove.
  • Strawberry compote will taste better if given before ingestion. It is especially important not to hurry, if the composition of the drink includes spices and spices.
  • If you want the fruit pieces not to come across in the compote, you can strain it before use.
  • Compote from frozen strawberries are often boiled with the addition of other berries. It is especially well combined with cherries, cherries, red and black currants, blackberries, cranberries, and citrus.

Serve strawberry compote of frozen berries can be hot and chilled, it will be equally tasty. Hot compote will warm and energize, cooled will refresh and quench thirst.

A simple recipe for frozen strawberry compote

Composition:

  • frozen strawberries - 0, 3 kg;
  • water - 2 l;
  • sugar - 60-80 g.

Method of preparation:

  • Pour frozen strawberries into the pan, add sugar.
  • Fill the berries with water, preferably cleaned and softened.
  • Set on medium heat, bring to a boil, boil a minute and remove the pan from the heat.
  • Stir the compote and leave it under the lid for at least 15 minutes.

If desired, compote can be drained and cooled, served as a soft drink.

Spicy compote

Composition:

  • frozen strawberries - 0.5 kg;
  • sugar - 100-140 g;
  • orange peel - 5-10 g;
  • carnation - 6 pcs .;
  • cinnamon - 1 stick;
  • water - 3 l.

Method of preparation:

  • Boil water, put a cinnamon stick in it, several umbrellas of cloves, dried orange slices in slices. Dissolve sugar and stir until it dissolves.
  • Put strawberries in the pan (without defrosting). Wait until the liquid in the pan boils.
  • Boil stewed fruit for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how rich you want it to be.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and for at least 20 minutes, leave the compote under the lid.

To taste and aroma, the strawberry compote prepared according to this recipe will resemble mulled wine.

Tangerine-strawberry compote of frozen berries in a slow cooker

Composition:

  • frozen strawberries - 0, 2-0, 25 kg;
  • tangerines - 120-150 g;
  • sugar - 140-180 g;
  • water - 2 l.

Method of preparation:

  • Measure out the right amount of frozen strawberries, put in the multicooker bowl.
  • Wash and clean tangerines, divide into slices. Free the pulp from light films. Remove bones. Put the peeled slices on the strawberries.
  • Pour tangerines and strawberries with sugar.
  • Pour in water.
  • Lower the unit cover. Set the program “Quenching”. Set the timer for 30 minutes. Some cooks advise to cook compote an hour, but this is not necessary.
  • After the completion of the main program, leave the compote for half an hour in the heating mode, so that it will infuse and acquire a more saturated color, taste and aroma.

Taste of tangerine-strawberry compote will be more pronounced than compote of one strawberry.

Compote from frozen berries of black currant and strawberry

Composition:

  • frozen strawberries - 0, 2 kg;
  • frozen black currants - 100 g;
  • sugar - 100 g;
  • water - 1, 5-2 l;
  • cardamom (optional) - 2-3 pcs.

Method of preparation:

  • Pour sugar into the pan, pour in water. Bring water to a boil.
  • Dip strawberries and currants in boiling water. Stir.
  • Wait until the compote boils, boil it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Throw cardamom into a saucepan with compote and remove it from the fire.

Drink should be allowed to brew for 15-20 minutes, after which it can be served. Cold compote will also be delicious.

Cherry-strawberry compote of frozen berries

Composition:

  • frozen strawberries - 150 g;
  • frozen cherries - 150 g;
  • frozen mint - 20 g;
  • water - 1, 5 l;
  • sugar - 140-180 g.

Method of preparation:

  • Boil water, let it cool to about 70-80 degrees. Pour her mint. Insist half an hour. Strain.
  • Pour the berries into the pan, add sugar to them.
  • Fill the berries with mint infusion.
  • Put the saucepan on the stove and over medium heat bring its contents to a boil.
  • Boil compote for 5 minutes, then cool.

The drink prepared according to this recipe will be tastier if served cold. Only then the refreshing taste and aroma of mint will be revealed to the full.

It is not difficult to make compote from frozen strawberries if you find a suitable recipe and know the general principles of cooking these drinks.

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