Ripe Strawberries and Vanilla Cream

 

Summer sweet strawberries paired with cream that has been freshly whipped and scented with vanilla, is a classic, delightful combination. Find a farm stand with freshly picked berries and local organic cream for a true summertime treat

Summer sweet strawberries paired with cream that has been freshly whipped and scented with vanilla, is a classic, delightful combination. Find a farm stand with freshly picked berries and local organic cream for a true summertime treat

  • 1 quart fresh ripe strawberries, rinsed, drained and trimmed and halved
  • 2 tbs granulated sugar
  • 1 half pint heavy cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Mint sprigs for garnish

 

  1. Toss strawberries with 1 tablespoon of the sugar, reserving the other tablespoon for the cream.  Mix gently and set aside.
  2. Combine cream, vanilla and sugar in a medium sized metal mixing bowl.
  3. Beat with a hand mixer on high until cream is whipped softly and forms small soft peaks when the beater is lifted out of the bowl.  Do not beat to long or you will wind up with cream that is too stiff or worse yet, butter!
  4. Place strawberries into individual serving bowls and top with a generous dollop of cream.
  5. Garnish with mint and serve immediately.  (alternately, cream may be whipped and refrigerated in a covered container for up to 24 hours for later assembly)

 

 

Serves 6

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