Summer isn't summer without a bowl of fresh strawberries in the fridge. Having grown up in Miami, I'm used to strawberry season lasting almost the entire summer. It wasn't until I started college that I found out ripe strawberries aren't available for the majority of the year elsewhere, which I deem as very unfair for everyone living in cooler states. Luckily, frozen fruits are good all year long, meaning I can satisfy my strawberry cravings whenever I want. If you find yourself in desperate need of strawberries, try out one of these frozen strawberry recipes.

1. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

This recipe requires no mixer and takes less than an hour to make. What's great about this recipe is that the strawberries won't drop to the bottom because of how thick the batter is. These muffins aren't too sweet, and the chocolate will be a great start to any day.

2. Strawberry Cream Vegan Milkshake

I love strawberry milkshakes, and what makes this frozen strawberry recipe so great is that it's dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. It's the perfect compromise between a milkshake and a smoothie. 

3. Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

This fro-yo is easy, creamy, and guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. Just mix some plain yogurt with frozen strawberries, and add agave and/or honey for a hint of sweetness. This recipe is super customizable, so you can throw on some coconut shavings or cacao nibs to keep things interesting.

4. Champagne Salad

The perfect replacement for ice cream, this recipe is creamy, frozen, and delicious. It's packed with frozen strawberries, pineapples, and bananas accented with pecans. 

5. Pie Pops

These are too cute, I love food that's served on a stick (I know, quite the weird personal preference). Don't get discouraged by how many steps this recipe has, it's actually really easy and you're going to feel super fulfilled once they're ready.

6. Fruit Smoothie Bars

The new grab-and-go smoothie. You can add protein, flax, nut milk, etc. to make your perfect morning pick me up. You can taste the ginger, cinnamon, and sweetness from the fruit in every bite. 

7. Frozen Strawberry and Almond Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect for nut-lovers. The almond milk and almond butter really take it to the next level. If you want a fruitier smoothie, just play around with the measurements. Almond butter is good source of the healthy monounsaturated fats our bodies need, and almond products are high in antioxidants and are great for lowering cholesterol.

8. Strawberry Colada Breakfast Smoothie

Start your day in paradise (or just with a strawberry colada in hand). You can turn this frozen strawberry recipe into a cocktail by adding a splash of Malibu. Coconut goes great with everything!

9. Strawberry Daiquiri

This drink (and its sister, the piña colada) is the perfect companion to any day on the beach. This slushy is sure to keep you cool and will help you stay out in the sun all day.

10. Easy Strawberry Pineapple Shortcake

Strawberries and pineapples just go together really well. This cake is super easy, and you can even use store-bought angel food cake. It's light and super delicious with the layers of vanilla pudding and fruit.

11. Strawberry Pretzel Squares

Thawed frozen strawberries will work perfectly in this recipe as part of the strawberry jello topping or in the cheesecake-like filling. It's so creative to use pretzels as the crust!

12. Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

ketchup, juice
Jake Popescu

Strawberry lemonade is delicious and refreshing normally. Turn it into a smoothie, and it just gets even better. Dates add thickness and are a healthier natural sweetener. 

13. Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl

blueberry, cream, raspberry
Leah Valenti

This smoothie bowl is for the professionals. Three smoothies, one bowl—it's quite the party. And the crew's all here – strawberries, bananas, and blueberries. It's a nutrient-packed way to start the morning or keep your day going.

14. Sangria

jam, sweet, marmalade, gelatin, juice, tea
Emily Genzer

Why bother with ice when you can use frozen strawberries instead? This will keep your drink from getting diluted, which is always the best move.

15. Sparkling Strawberry Punch

Forget the sherbet and make this punch recipe instead. Just mix strawberry-flavored sparkling water, 7-Up, frozen strawberries, and strawberry daiquiri concentrate, and you're good to go. To make it adult-friendly, add a little rum.

Admittedly, getting your strawberries from the farmer's market is more fun, but you can still enjoy the flavors from the freezer aisle. Whatever the season, these frozen strawberry recipes will serve as the perfect time machine so summer never seems too far away.