Strawberry fields forever! With summer in full swing, your CSA box full of berries, and the kids clamoring to go strawberry picking, now is the perfect time to bring on the strawberry recipes and get creative with this fave seasonal treat. From desserts and salads to awesome ice cream, we’ve gathered up a few ideas that will give your usual summer fare a very berry upgrade. Click through the slideshow below to discover recipes that give strawberries the spotlight.

Strawberry Shortcake

Three cheers for shortcake! This classic recipe from Epicurean Mom comes complete with a strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream. Your little chefs can even help make it (Licking the whipped cream off the spoon is required, of course!)

photo: Epicurean Mom

Abigail Matsumoto