If you’re heading into spring save this recipe for Frozen Strawberries and Cream for the first hot day coming your way. And if you’re heading into autumn there still time to enjoy this super simple and delicious dessert.
All you need is slightly sweetened whipped cream, frozen strawberries and a microplane grater. It’s a recipe that’s been doing the rounds on Instagram and I made it the first time a month or so back with frozen strawberries. It was a hit and since then I’ve made it with frozen orange and frozen clementines but the strawberries are by far the most delicious. I’ve seen some variations with frozen corn, peaches and watermelon and even a savoury version of shaved tomato on burrata. That one I definitely need to try!
You can replace the cream with full cream yoghurt (slightly sweetened) or even labneh. Some recipes have chopped peanuts sprinkled on top for some crunch and I have seen a few with a drizzle of condensed milk but feel that if you sweeten the cream you really don’t need the condensed milk on top. Besides I quite like the slight acidity that the strawberries add to the cream. I prefer to use a coarse microplane grater, I think the one I use is for cheese as I prefer the shavings to be big but it really is a personal choice. And honestly, use whatever grater you may have.
I suspect the inspiration for the recipe must be “shaved ice” or “Hawaiian shave ice” that originated in Japan between the 8th and 12th century and in its simplest form is shaved ice with a sweet syrup served in a cup.
I hope you enjoy my recipe for Frozen Strawberries and Cream. Do share your pics with me on Instagram when you’ve made it.
- whipped cream slightly sweetened
- frozen strawberries
- Spoon a tablespoon or two of whipped cream in a small cup or bowl and grate a frozen strawberry or two on top. (I like to use a coarse microplane for larger shavings)
- Serve immediately