As we break into warm days, switch out heavy cakes and pies for this fresh fruit dessert. Homemade whipped cream adds just a touch of sweetness atop fresh cut strawberries. Although our version contains a bit more fat than a typical tub whipping topping, there are no additional fillers such as hydrogenated oils and trans fats or artificial colors that you find in the packaged versions. Serve this recipe as a special occasional treat for the spring holidays.

Marinated Strawberries with Mint Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, chopped

Directions:

1. Wash the strawberries and remove the green stem. Cut strawberries into quarters. Set aside in a bowl.

2. Place the heavy cream, sugar, and mint into a bowl. Mix by hand with a whisk for 5-6 minutes until thickened and soft peaks form. (Note: as an alternative, you may also mix using an electronic hand mixer).

3. Divide into 4 servings and top with whipped cream

1 serving = 1 cup of strawberries and 1 ½ tablespoons of whipped cream

Recipe makes 4 servings

Recipe provided by Vetri Foundation

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