Okay, not really. But this great idea was born from just that.
I had already planned to make a simple fruit dip with cream cheese and maple syrup and vanilla. But then … leftover frozen strawberries emerged from not just one … but two lunchboxes.
Because they didn’t have time to eat them.
And so this strawberry fruit dip was born. And the world became a better place. Well, our little food world, anyway … for a few days at least.
This is so incredibly easy, even the least-talented of home chefs could make it. I promise.
I used a Magic Bullet, but you can use a blender or a food processor.
This is really one of those wing-it, suit-it-to-your-tastes kind of recipe, so consider that as you make it. We tend to like our strawberry fruit dip on the less-sweet side, so if you like yours on the more-sweet side, you may need to add some more syrup.
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 5 frozen strawberries, thawed
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor or Magic Bullet and blend until smooth.
- Adjust sweetness to your taste.
- Serve with fruit for dipping (my favorite was the galia melon).
- Share. This is so good you'll want to eat it all yourself.
What do you do with your kids lunch leftovers if they don’t eat them as a snack?