Fresh Strawberries with Mint Whipped Cream

Adapted from Everyday Food (May 2007)

On an average weeknight, our meal ends with fresh fruit. With strawberries at peak and often appearing in our breakfasts, we wanted a little something extra special to finish off dinner. This fit the bill.

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups mint leaves, packed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 quart strawberries, trimmed and sliced
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish
  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar, mint leaves and water to a boil. Remove from the heat and allow to sit uncovered for 15 minutes. Strain the liquid using a sieve and discard the leaves. You will have just shy of 1/2 cup of syrup. Place syrup in the refrigerator to cool while you trim and slice the berries and whip the cream.
  • In a medium bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Slowly add 1/4 cup of the mint syrup in a slow stream.
  • To serve, layer the sliced berries and whipped cream in an alternating pattern. Garnish with mint sprigs.
  • Quick Tips
  • 1. I had several tablespoons of the mint syrup left over. It’s great for sweetening iced tea or lemonade.
  • 2. If you’d prefer to make a healthier version of this recipe, try sweetening plain Greek yogurt with the syrup and layer yogurt and berries in the same fashion.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

One response to “Fresh Strawberries with Mint Whipped Cream”

  1. Royce says:

    My kids like when I sweeten Greek yogurt with Stevia, an all-natural no sugar sweetener. We have used both the liquid and the powder. It just takes a tiny bit.

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