Fruit purees are a big part of many drinks in every coffee shop. You can buy them as you buy your flavoring syrups or you can make it yourself! We prefer making it yourself because there aren't any artificial thickeners or preservatives and you can use the quart to go containers you already have on hand. This recipe is simple and delicious! Here's how you can make strawberry puree in your coffee shop.
What You'll Need:
- 1 lb strawberries
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (to preserve color)
- Immersion blender or traditional blender
- Quart to go container
How to Make Strawberry Puree:
1. Cook it
Place your strawberries, water, sugar, salt, and lemon juice in the saucepan. Cook it over medium heat. Allow it to cook until the strawberries are soft enough to crush with the side of the spoon.
2. Blend it
If you're using an immersion blender, you can puree your strawberry mixture directly in the saucepan. If you're using a traditional blender, blend your mixture in batches until the entire thing is blended.
3. Heat it Again
Return your mixture to the saucepan and put it on medium heat. Allow it to simmer for a couple minutes until the sauce has thickened to your desired texture.
4. Cool and Store
Pour your strawberry puree into your quart to go container. Allow it to cool completely. Once it's cooled, cover it with the lid. This can be refrigerated in your quart to go container for up to two weeks.
Strawberry puree is perfect for your coffee shop! You can make drinks like the vampire frappe or even a classic strawberry steamer.
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