Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar

Blending a rich creaminess with tart and sweet flavors, Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar is perfect for breakfast or dessert.
Blending a rich creaminess with tart and sweet flavors, Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar is perfect for breakfast or dessert.It was one of those times where I wonder if I’m old. Or a bad mother. Because, when I explained too my daughter that I’d be serving our strawberries with sour cream and brown sugar, she looked at me like I was from Mars. “We’re out of cream” I explained. This didn’t help. 

Of course, my mother didn’t introduce this delightful combo to her kids either. We were well versed in “strawberries and cream,” as a result of my grandparents’ Danish birthplace. But the only other option was plain.

Blending a rich creaminess with tart and sweet flavors, Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar is perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Option: set out toppings and let guests help themselves

It was on a college dance trip, as a competitive Scottish Highland dancer, that I finally had my first taste. For one of the competitions, we stayed with a friend of the instructor. When she explained what our dessert would be my eyes grew wide. Count me in!

Blending a rich creaminess with tart and sweet flavors, Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar is perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Or serve “put together”

Today’s exchange came about because, in the Covid era, there is no quick run to the store for an item or two. No cream, no half and half, no problem.

Rich and creamy, tart and sweet, the flavors in Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar blend perfectly. So, to remind mothers and grandmothers to introduce the youth in their lives, I had to share today. 

Cheese, bread and berries for breakfast

I also put out some cheeses that I’d had shipped from LaClare Family Creamery (did you know artisan cheesemakers are hurting now?) and some remnants of bread. Our breakfast was classic bohemian. And perfect.

So here it is. Not even a recipe, really. But not to be missed.

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Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar

Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Blending a rich creaminess with tart and sweet flavors, Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar is perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart strawberries, cleaned and cut
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or half and half
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Instructions

Divide berries between 4 bowls

Top with sour cream and brown sugar (see note)

Notes

Rather than topping the berries, you can set the sour cream and sugar in serving dishes and let people top their own.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

11 thoughts on “Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar

  1. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    I think that is such a great idea – and I would try the combination. I keep boxed cream for emergencies and like you I am not just running to the shops each time we need something. My dad has his strawberries with black pepper and I love the savoury note it adds. Stay safe!

  2. David Scott Allen

    When I was young, my friend treated me to dinner (okay, her father paid) at the Silverado Country Club in Napa. Or was it Sonoma? Well, anyway, the dessert was fresh raspberries with a brown sugar-sour cream topping and it has been a go-to ever since. Must try it on strawberries – thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    I can’t remember the last time I bought Cool Whip, but I just picked one up this past weekend to freeze in case of whip cream emergencies. But I’ve got to try this sour cream brown sugar combo. It looks and sounds great!

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