There's no better time than now, during the height of picking season, to celebrate the great taste of fresh strawberries. It takes only a couple of minutes to turn a pint of them into a festive, mouthwatering treat for the whole family.
Wash the whole berries and pat them dry with a paper towel. Fill a shallow bowl with colored sugar (you can buy this at the grocery store or mix your own by stirring two drops of food coloring into 1/4 cup of sugar).
In a mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla extract with a fork until smooth and creamy. Add more milk if needed to achieve the desired consistency.
Holding the berries by their stems, your kids can dip them into the cream cheese mixture, roll them in the sugar, and enjoy.