Strawberry Cream

June/July 2005

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This chilled strawberry dessert gets creaminess and a touch of tanginess from reduced-fat sour cream. Topped with some ruby-red diced strawberries, it makes a delightful ending to any meal.

"I make this annually, whenever I have the good fortune to get my hands on the June-bearing Oregon strawberries from the Willamette Valley. It's a family favorite! I've never had a problem with it not setting up. Mine works perfectly...
Strawberry Cream

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 4 cups hulled strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream


  • 1 cup hulled strawberries, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  1. To prepare cream: Stir together water and gelatin in a small heatproof cup or bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on High until the gelatin has completely dissolved but the liquid is not boiling, 20 to 30 seconds. (Alternatively, bring 1/2 inch water to a gentle simmer in a small skillet. Set the bowl with the gelatin mixture in the simmering water until the gelatin has dissolved completely.) Stir the mixture until smooth.
  2. Place strawberries, sugar and vanilla in a food processor and puree. Add sour cream; pulse to combine. With the motor running, slowly add the dissolved gelatin. Pour the cream into four 8-ounce bowls or wineglasses. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  3. To prepare topping and serve: Toss diced strawberries and sugar in a small bowl; let stand until slightly juicy, about 2 minutes. Divide among the creams.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Add topping just before serving.


Per serving: 232 calories; 6 g fat (3 g sat, 2 g mono); 18 mg cholesterol; 43 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 4 g fiber; 24 mg sodium; 336 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (180% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

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Type of Dish
Desserts, fruit
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Total Time
More than 1 hour
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June/July 2005
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