I am so thankful it’s Summertime, and I have easy access to fresh fruits. This dessert just wouldn’t be the same without this delicious, fresh strawberry puree. Coming up with new, and fun ideas for this ambassadorship with Nestlé for the #StirThingsUp campaign has been really fun. I am really lucky for this cycle I chose some amazing recipes I am proud of and this one is one of them
This recipe is a little different than most. The brownie was made in the microwave, yes, microwave! There are two here so that process took a whole 4 minutes. This is one of the quickest, most delicious and also pretty recipes I’ve done to date. Doesn’t it just look so pretty?
Yields: 1 Brownie (for this recipe you need to do two)
Prep Time: 2 min
Cook Time: 1m 30sec
For the Brownie –
- 1 tbsp Nesquik powder
- 1 tbsp Cocoa
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
- 2 tbsp milk
- half a pinch of salt
For the Strawberry Puree:
- 6 Strawberries stemmed and cut into 3s
- 2 tbsp stevia
- In a bowl mix ingredients for the brownie until all ingredients are mixed well and stiff
- Spray Mug or Ramekin with cooking spray
- Transfer mixture into a mug or ramekin (I used ramekin) and microwave for 1min 30 seconds
- Remove from microwave and set aside to cool
- Remove stems from strawberries, cut each into 3s and put in blender – blend a few times until chunky puree is formed
- Remove brownie from mug or ramekin, use a spoon to spoon some of the mixtures over a plate, place brownie on top, spoon a generous amount of puree in the middle.
- Top with more strawberry puree, and two halves of a strawberry.
- Drizzle with Nestlé Syrup
This is where you need to make another brownie if you want it to look exactly like mine. This also works just as well with one brownie. If you chose to do two — place the 2nd brownie on top for step 7, then carry on with the following two steps.
Nesquik is known as “the fun way to get your child to drink more milk”; syrup is fortified with iron, powder is fortified with iron and vitamins A, B, and C. So it was only natural to not only use the Nesquik powder within the recipe but top off this gorgeous dish with the delicious syrup.
To Stir Things Up a bit I wanted to add a fresh fruit component. Which is why I used the strawberries. It would also work well with peaches, raspberries or even blueberries. You can use any fruit you prefer, just keep in mind some fruits can be a bit on the bitter side, so using something like stevia will help in that department.
I chose to do these brownies in the microwave so they’d be a much smaller portion than a bigger batch, which we usually cut big chunks out of. I also wanted it to be round, so it was a given – ramekin is the perfect size for this. It’s great for a snack or dessert. Especially for the summer with the fresh fruit component.
Before joining the #StirThingsUp campaign I had no idea Nestlé products such as Nesquik could be used in recipes beyond your favourite chocolate milk, but I am really glad I am taking part and able to experiment because these recipes are really amazing. This one is fudgy and full of flavour. With the added strawberries I feel great about eating this dessert — Little indulgences like these I live for!
#StirThingsUp this summer and you could be entered to win 1 of 2 iPad mini’s with a counter stand case, perfect for crafting and following along to your favourite recipes! To enter:
- Head to my instagram page and find this recipe post
- Comment your own recipe idea using Nestle Nesquik or Carnation
- Be sure to include the #StirThingsUp hashtag in your entry
For contesting rules and regulations click here
Do you have a favourite recipe for the summer time using fresh fruit? What about using Nesquik?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Nestlé. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.