Sunday, May 12, 2013

Frozen Strawberry Dessert

Time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal. This month I was assigned the blog Grandma Loy's Kitchen.  There are so many great recipes on her blog that as usual I got Randal to help make the final decision. I sent him a shortlist including chinese filled buns, baked cream cheese spaghetti and swedish meatballs.  In the end though we both thought that this frozen strawberry dessert looked really good, and was something that was new to us. I did make a few changes, the original recipe used chocolate graham crackers, I didn't have those so I just used the regular graham crackers.  I also added some vanilla to both the cream cheese layer and the whipped cream.

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 brick cream cheese softened
1 cup icing sugar
8 oz cool whip, thawed
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
16 oz fresh strawberries, pureed
2 cups heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla, divided

Preheat oven to 375.

In a bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, flour and melted butter.  Press into a foil lined 9 x 13 baking pan and bake for 10 minutes. Leave to cool.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the cream cheese and icing sugar, beat together.  Add in one teaspoon of vanilla and mix.  Fold in the cool whip.  Spread onto the cooled crust and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Place the strawberries into a blender and puree.  Add in the sweetened condensed milk and blend together.  Whisk the heavy cream in the bowl of an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, add in the one teaspoon of vanilla and fold the cream into the strawberry mixture.  Spread over the cream cheese layer and cover with wax paper, refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.
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Lisa said...

What a lovely summer dessert. Eating this on a hot day would be a real treat.

Rebekah said...

mmmm....looks so smooth and creamy. Delicious!

Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z Blog said...

Looks like a professionally made dessert. Love the layer

Heather S said...

Looks like the perfect dessert for a warm spring day! Great SRC choice!

Andrea Kruse said...

Oh, yum! I just pinned this to my Strawberry Pinterest board. Our field of strawberries are final ready and I am itching to make some yummy desserts like this one. Thanks for picking it!

Loy said...

Thanks for coming by my blog, Sarah. Hope you enjoyed the recipe. One thing that I like about it, is you can use any mashed berry or fruit you choose in it. Love your little strawberry garnish. Have a wonderful week.

Jeanie said...

Perfect for strawberry season.

shelley c. said...

That looks absolutely dreamy. I love the layers and the flavors... YUM!!

Maria Long said...

we are headed strawberry picking this week hopefully so I will definitley be coming back for this one. great SRC post.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Sarah,
What a lovely dessert, this looks delicious. This is a great recipe choice for the SRC.
Have a fun week!
Miz Helen

Colleen Bauer said...

Looks like the dessert I'm serving for Memorial Day! Great job!

CJ Huang said...

Grandma Loy's got lots of sweet treats, and it looks like you chose a great one! Wanna give me some? :P