Monday, June 30, 2008

Summer Strawberry Dessert

This is such a yummy, refreshing dessert. I got this recipe from a friend that used to live near me. She brought it to a potluck and I loved it. I have since made it for birthdays, book group & just for fun. Last night, I added the blueberries to make it a little patriotic and I loved it. It's perfect since this week is the 4th of July. ENJOY!

Strawberry Frost
2 packages graham crackers crushed
2 Tbsp butter, melted (I use at least double that to hold it together better)
1 tsp sugar
Mix and press into 9x13 baking dish.

1/2 pint heavy whipping cream - whip and set aside.

Mix until fluffy (5 minutes)
2 egg whites
1 cup sugar
2 cups frozen strawberries
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Gently fold in whip cream and spread mixture evenly over crust. Top with additional graham cracker crumbs. Freeze for 4 hours. Top with fresh strawberries or blueberries.

To simplify this already simple recipe, you could buy the ready made graham cracker pie crusts. I think this recipe would make at least 3, probably 4 pies. I love to use my Kitchen-aid when I make this. It works great breaking up the frozen strawberries. I'm not sure how well it would work with a hand mixer. If any of you try it, let me know. I think I'll try this with raspberries next.


Jenny said...

Oh my goodness this treat looks perfect for the summer! Yum!

Sara said...

Looks great Rach...I can't believe I haven't tried this. Love the picture!

Prudy said...

I could spend all day on your blog. Everything looks amazing. I love the dessert and the fruit kebobs. My kids are having a summer party and I think they should make the kebobs with their friends. I'm heading back to scroll down some more and keep reading. I'm adding you to my blogroll, too.