As I was staring at the pile of strawberry stems I’d just cut off while preparing a bowl of berries for Noah, I remembered a tip from food52:

strawberry stems infused water

Much like my other flavored waters from back in the day, this infused water was lightly flavored and nicely refreshing. And I felt super frugal too.

Simply toss your (rinsed) strawberry tops in a jar of water, cover and let sit for about an hour.

strawberry stems infused water

What’s your favorite “hack” these days? Have a great weekend!

Here are some strawberry recipes to use up all those “bottoms”:

Crisp Wontons with Strawberries and Ice Cream
Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
Strawberry Fool
Mixed Berry Compote
Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups
Berries and Cream Tart
Berries and Cream Cones
Roasted Strawberry, Brie and Chocolate Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

strawberry stems infused water


  1. Shalagh on June 3, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Love!!! My favorite tip is the one you shared last year to rinse berries in vinegar and spin them with the paper towels so you don’t loose them as quickly.

    • sherisilver on June 3, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks Shalagh – that was a fave of mine too! 🙂

      • Shalagh on June 6, 2016 at 7:44 pm

        And since you wrote this, I’ve enjoyed two glasses of strawberry top water so far!

  2. yasmara on June 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    You can infuse vodka this way too. I’m just saying. I did it last summer with a huge batch of organic strawberry trimmings from Costco & the vodka turned hot pink. Fabulous mixed with lemonade!

    • Sara on June 3, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      I was thinking the same thing!

    • sherisilver on June 3, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Shut the front door. I LOVE that tip!Thank you!

      • Leslie on June 6, 2016 at 11:25 am

        Me too!!

  3. Amy Zerman on June 14, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Best idea! As I am now sipping my SSS (Sheri Silver Strawberry) water, it would be rude to not thank you for my new summer refresher. And NO calories!! Win-win.

    • sherisilver on June 14, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      SSS – I love this! And you. xo

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