July 2, 2015

Strawberries with Whipped Mascarpone Cream


Mascarpone is a soft Italian cream cheese.  I always like finding new ways to use it.  Most often, I use  it in savory Italian dishes, like a risotto or a chicken marsala.  I tried it a few times in Italian cheesecakes, but I have never used it to make a whipped cream. With so many strawberries right now,  I wanted to play with some different ways to enjoy them!

So, say "hello" to this sinfully rich and creamy whipped mascarpone cream.

I'm not sure how much there is to say about the delectable combination of strawberries and cream.  This is a quick simple dessert with an Italian twist of mascarpone cream.  But, I suppose there is an art as to how you prepare the cream to enhance the flavor of the strawberries.

Toss some blueberries in, and you've got yourself a Fourth of July dessert.  :)  I'll be making this again in a month or so when Colorado's Palisade peaches arrive.

Strawberries with Whipped Mascarpone Cream
Yields 2 servings

Ingredients:
4 tbsp. mascarpone cream
2 tbsp. whole milk or heavy cream
1 tbsp. confectioner's sugar (I used 2 packets of stevia instead)
Splash of pure vanilla extract
10-12 strawberries, sliced in halves  (about 5 or 6 strawberries per serving)

Directions:
In a medium sized bowl with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, blend the mascarpone cream, milk/cream, confectioner's sugar, and the vanilla extract on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Divide the sliced strawberries among two serving dishes and top with whipped mascarpone cream.

Source: A Simply Sweet Justice Original

2 comments:

  1. Love this combination Claire. I have made a strawberry pie since I was in my 20's that was just crust, berries and a sauce that held them together. Now I put a layer of whipped mascarpone between crust and berries; originally to keep the crust from getting soggy but now just because I love the flavor...so I know how good it is!

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  2. Strawberries have just come in to season in northern Australia where I live. I think I'd like this mascarpone and strawberries and John will be over the moon. :)

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