Food Rookie: Strawberry Cream Desert (sugar free)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

This is a really simple and delicious desert. If you are the kind of person who does not like to use artificial sweeteners, you can try a little honey or sugar in place for this recipe. I do suggest you always use sweeteners, both natural and artificial, to taste in fruit recipes. Many times a good ripe fruit has all the sweetens required to make the plate perfectly sweet.

Strawberry Cream Desert
This is a fluffy layered desert of chocolate, sliced strawberries and whipped cream. At the end of the recipe I will add the shortcuts for people who are looking to make this more quick and easy but less home made.


  • 3 large strawberries sliced fairly thin
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 table spoon coco powder.
  • sweetener to taste

Special Equipment

in a bowl whip the cold cream by hand or with electric mixer until thick and fluffy. This takes longer by hand, but it will get there. Separate half in to new bowl, fold in powered coco, be sure not to mix roughly or the cream will deflate. Add sweetener to creams as desired. In tall glass layer creams and strawberries and refrigerate. When cold server and enjoy.

Use whipped cream in a can - it's faster but just not the same
Use Chocolate syrup instead of coco powder - this puts sugar in it

When I make this to be a special occasion treat, I use melted chocolate with coffee and then fold it in to half the cream. Then top with grated chocolate pieces or slivers and fresh mint leaves for garnish.