Strawberry Fountain Favorites

Here are some soda fountain favorites that call for juicy strawberries.

For Strawberry Shakes puree 1 pint strawberries in food processor or blender. Add 1 pint softened vanilla ice cream and blend until smooth. Freeze in container about 1 hour. Before serving, blend few seconds until smooth, then spoon into tall glasses and garnish with whole strawberries.

For an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Soda, place 1/3 cup crushed and sweetened strawberries, 3 tablespoons milk and large scoop of strawberry ice cream in a large glass. Fill glass with chilled carbonated water and serve.

For Strawberry Lemonade, puree 2 pints strawberries in food processor or blender. Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3 cups water in saucepan and heat slowly until sugar dissolves. Mix with strawberry puree and 1 1/2 cups lemon juice. Chill thoroughly and serve in glasses with crushed ice. Garnish with whole strawberries.

For Classic Strawberry parfait, slightly crush strawberries, then sweeten them and alternate with layers of vanilla ice cream in parfait glass or tall goblet. Top with whipped cream and 1 large whole strawberry. Substitute vanilla pudding or stirred custard for ice cream, if desired.