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Strawberry Crush (Strawberry Concentrate)

Pavani
Strawberry Crush or concentrate made with fresh strawberries. It can be used as a sauce to serve chocolate desserts, to make popsicles and so on.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 40 mins
Course drink
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 550 gms Strawberries
  • cups Sugar
  • ½ tsp Citric Acid
  • 2 cup Water

Instructions
 

  • Wash and clean the berries.
  • In a large bowl, mix strawberries with sugar and set aside overnight.
  • Next day take the strawberries out of the liquid and blend them to a puree.
  • Add water to the liquid sugar and boil for 15 minutes. Cool the mixture.
  • Once cool, mix the sugar mixture with the strawberry puree.
  • Pour into clean jars and store in the refrigerator.
  • When ready to serve, dilute 1 part strawberry concentrate with 3~4parts of chilled water or soda.

Notes:

  • Add few drops of food color to the crush, if the color looks too pale. I didn't have to add any color.

Notes

  • Preservative like sodium benzoate can be added to the crush to make it shelf stable
    Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook ChallengeAugust -- Week 1'.