Strawberries with Homemade Chocolate Frosting

Brent and I do not put a lot of stock in Valentine’s Day. We usually surprise each other with random acts of kindness year round, rather than saving them for a calendar occasion. That said, we still celebrate a little on Valentine’s Day just for fun. We usually stick to a silly Valentine’s Day card, and leave it at that.

This year I decided to try my hand at a fun dessert with strawberries and homemade chocolate frosting. (Honestly, when I saw the strawberries at Wegmans this morning, I had to have them for our date-night-at-home tonight. We’re going to enjoy shrimp, steak, and roasted root veggies. Why not treat ourselves to a little something sweet, too, on this sweetest of holidays?) Strawberries alone would be great, but I’ve been itching for an excuse to make frosting. So, now I’ve done it!

We hope you enjoy this simple, and super fast, sweet treat tonight or anytime you want to sit back and savor life’s goodness.

Ingredients
1/2 C palm shortening
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 – 1 lb fresh strawberries

Method

Strawberries with Homemade Chocolate Frosting Recipe (paleo, primal, gluten-free)

Whip shortening, vanilla and syrup with fork, whisk, or mixer until full incorporated and smooth.

Strawberries with Homemade Chocolate Frosting Recipe (paleo, primal, gluten-free)

Sprinkle in salt and cocoa powder. Blend completely.

Strawberries with Homemade Chocolate Frosting Recipe (paleo, primal, gluten-free)

Dip strawberries into frosting or spread it onto them. Savor the sweetness!

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Strawberries with Homemade Chocolate Frosting

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
1/2 C palm shortening
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 – 1 lb fresh strawberries

Method

1.Whip shortening, vanilla and syrup with fork, whisk, or mixer until full incorporated and smooth.

2. Sprinkle in salt and cocoa powder. Blend completely. 3. Dip strawberries into frosting or spread it onto them. Savor the sweetness!

5 Comments

    • Heather Gerum (virginia is for hunter-gatherers) says:

      Hey Liz,
      I’m so glad you like it so far! Just so you know, if the frosting gets too cold, it will harden and not spread or allow for dipping. Brent found that out the hard way after getting home from work last night. I suggest serving it at room temperature. 🙂

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