Thursday, May 26, 2016

Strawberry Cream Cheese Clouds


After enjoying a similar dessert at a friend's place on several occasions, I 'borrowed' the recipe from her and decided that strawberry season was a good time to give it a try.  The frozen 'clouds' are ready in the freezer anytime you might need a special dessert...and would be good with other fruit toppings as well.

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped with 1 Tbps. sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (for topping)

  1. Beat the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla until smooth. 
  2. Gradually add the cream, beating until thickened.
  3. Spoon mixture into 10 mounds on a parchment or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. With the back of a spoon, shape into 3 inch 'nest-like' circles.
  4. Freeze for at least two hours or overnight.
  5. To serve, fill with strawberries and top with whipped cream. 
 
Yield: 10 servings.
 

10 comments:

  1. Do these need to thaw a few minutes before serving or are they good to go straight out of the freezer?

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    1. The few minutes it takes to add the strawberries and topping is just perfect! They are actually meant to be eaten frozen...but I like to let them sit for just a few minutes.

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  2. What topping is on the strawberries? This looks cool and delicious!

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    1. Whipped cream...slightly sweetened and with a splash of vanilla. :)

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  3. eeeeeeYUM!!!! What a wonderful idea for a light and yummy dessert! Strawberry season is the best!

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  4. Perfect, Judy! Such a neat dessert to have at your fingertips for unexpected company !
    And it is naturally gluten free too - bonus !!!

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  5. Perfect, Judy! Such a neat dessert to have at your fingertips for unexpected company !
    And it is naturally gluten free too - bonus !!!

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  6. We are waiting for the strawberries in our garden to get ripe.. This recipe sounds delicious!

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  7. Does the whipping cream need whipping before being added to the cream cheese mixture? The mixture did not seem to thicken like I thought it would. Any suggestions?

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    1. No need to whip the cream separately. I'm not sure what to suggest...since I've never had an issue with it not thickening. Was the cream cheese possibly too warm?

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