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Fabulous Strawberry Dessert Is Super Easy To Make

By Tommy C. Simmons, An enthusiastic cook
Photograph by Tommy C. Simmons

Because I didn’t properly protect my few strawberry plants over the winter, my harvest was meager – like one decent strawberry. Thank heavens Mercier Orchards, a large fruit-growing farm outside Blue Ridge, GA., opens their strawberry rows to you-pick customers this month. I used the last of my frozen 2015 berries yesterday in smoothies and making my favorite, super easy strawberry dessert. I am ready to fill the freezer with more strawberries.

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World’s Fastest Strawberry Mousse is a make-ahead dessert, fancy and fabulous

Strawberries are simple to freeze. Wash, pat dry, slice, lightly sugar and slip into plastic freezer bags or containers and freeze. When ready to use, remove the strawberries you need from the bags, thaw just until icy and voila! You will have strawberries that taste almost freshly picked.
Here is the dessert recipe. Call friends to come for dessert and have recipe cards ready to share. Everyone will want a copy, I promise.

Home kitchen-tested recipe

World’s Fastest Strawberry Mousse

Serves 6. Recipe is from “River Road Recipes II: A Second Helping” published by The Junior League of Baton Rouge.

1 (10-oz.) pkg. frozen, sweetened strawberries (I use 2 cups of sliced, lightly sweetened, frozen strawberries)
½ pint sour cream
½ cup sugar
1 tbl. vanilla

  1. Slightly thaw strawberries.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a blender. Pour into sherbet glasses or a container and freeze.
  3. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Garnish and present.

Testing note: My grandchildren like eating this right out of the freezer. It’s super cold and difficult to spoon into dessert dishes if you don’t let it sit out a bit before serving.

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