Here’s a spring’s worth of strawberries and cream recipes just in time for that magical season when the berries get sweeter and the prices plummet. How can you not indulge?
Strawberry recipes rule right now ~ just add cream!
The classic combination of strawberries and cream is so enduring. Sweet, tart spring strawberries and rich cream complement each other both in flavor and texture. And there are lots more ways to take advantage of this classic combo than simply topping your fresh berries with a mound of whipped cream (although that’s pretty darned delicious.) Read on for my favorite recipes that highlight this dynamic duo.
A fresh strawberry puree (brightened with a little lemon juice) blended with cream makes a strawberry treat that is somehow rich and refreshing at the same time. These pretty pink pots beg for an edible flower garnish, and many common flowers, from rose petals to lilac blossoms, can be used this way.
A simple homemade strawberry sauce is a total cinch to make, and a total joy to eat. Bonus points if you pair it with with a homemade vanilla bean ice cream. The little bit of cooking brings out the intensity of flavor, even in mediocre supermarket berries.
I make these strawberry scones with heavy cream when I really want to indulge, and they deliver! The berries make the scones extra moist, too.
Mascarpone cheese adds a bit of body and tanginess to the strawberries-and-cream story in this super simple pretty tart. It’s the perfect light but satisfying end to a spring or summer meal.
My take on the Victoria sponge cake uses a cake mix (shhhh!) for a super easy version of this British classic. Use good quality strawberry jam (homemade or store bought) or sliced fresh strawberries and you’ve got the unbeatable combo of berries, cream, and soft, buttery cake. For another option check out my strawberry layer cake, that starts with a box mix too!
A fresh strawberry sauce takes this scoop-able cheesecake to the next level. If you fall in love with the idea like I did, consider replacing the strawberries with other seasonal fruit, like blueberries, blackberries, peaches, etc., and keep the no bake cheesecake situation going all summer long.