This is a super easy strawberry dessert made in the blender!
Yes, you heard that right, it's made in the blender (or processor). A must for spring and summer!
Since these beautiful red berries are about to be in season, I thought I'd finally share this strawberry dessert that is not only extremely easy to make but delicious and the perfect thing to have in the fridge for snacking or as a last minute dessert.
Summer is close by and for me, that means all berries are on board.
One of my go-to desserts is my fave no-churn berry ice cream, a recipe that if you don't know yet, you need to, and fast because it will be a life savior for outside gatherings and summer days.
But for now, we'll stick with this cross between cheesecake and mousse that is fresh and vibrant, a dream if you are a strawberries-and-cream type of person.
Different varieties of strawberries.
Any type of strawberry can be used in this dessert, but in season ones will always have the best flavor. The small ones usually are big in flavor and sweetness, as opposed to the larger ones. But go to your local green market and ask them, you might find your favorite one that you haven't tasted yet.
If you like to make it with chunks or pieces of strawberry inside, make sure they are really sweet and tasty. Here is a post about strawberry varieties if you have a curious side.
How to keep strawberries fresh.
The first thing to do is leave them whole up until you're going to use them: that means no washing with water or removal of stems.
Put them in the fridge, in the container they came in, and if it's a plastic bag leave it open to avoid humidity from condensate inside.
Fresh whole strawberries keep for about a week in the fridge and 1-2 days if they are cut up. I find that leaving them whole and with stems in the fridge is the way to go.
And eating some of them whole, of course.
Other recipes with berries you might like:
A super easy dessert with fresh strawberries. A cross between mousse and cheesecake you will love.
- 1/2 pound (250g) fresh strawberries
- Scant 1/2 cup (80g) sugar
- 3/4 cup (200g) whipping cream, cold
- 4 tablespoons (60g) cream cheese, cold
- Few drops of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon orange liquor (can be omitted, add a half teaspoon more vanilla if you want)
- Fresh strawberries, to serve
- Have ready individual jars of cups.
- Wash strawberries, remove stems and cut in half.
- Put them in the bowl of a processor or blender with half the sugar, vanilla and liquor if using.
- Process until smooth and juices are released. It will be liquid.
- (You can leave it for 15 minutes before blending so the fruit will release some of it’s juice and it will blend or process more easily).
- At this point you can sieve the mixture if you want it smoother (I don’t do it).
- In a large bowl beat cream, cream cheese and remaining sugar until medium peaks form. That means that they are not completely stiff.
- Mix with the strawberry mixture, careful not to overmix it as the cream might curdle.
- Divide among 4 cups and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Top with half fresh strawberry.
You can use other berries, such as raspberries.
Keywords: strawberry dessert, dessert