5 Ways to Love Strawberries and Cream
Today: Five quick, refreshing ways to update a classic summertime combo.
Who doesn’t love a bowl of lush ripe strawberries with fresh whipped cream? Here are my favorite variations on that theme.
1. Strawberries with Sour Cream (or Crème Fraîche) and Dark Muscovado Sugar
Serve whole unhulled strawberries and separate bowls of sour cream or crème fraîche and dark muscovado sugar. Let guests help themselves, dipping the berries in the cream and then dipping in (or sprinkling with) sugar.
2. Strawberries With Crumbled Halvah and Cream
Crumble halvah over halved or quartered berries. Top with whipped cream and more crumbled halvah.
3. Strawberries and Rose Cream
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of rosewater to 1 cup of cold heavy cream before whipping it. Adjust the sugar and rosewater to taste toward the end. Serve with strawberries.
4. Strawberries with Raspberry Sauce and Cream
Puree and strain fresh or thawed raspberries. Thin with a little water or juice from thawing if you want and then sweeten to taste. Spoon over sliced or quartered strawberries and top with lightly sweetened whipped cream (or rose whipped cream)