Strawberry and Vanilla Cream Parfaits

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One of our favorite things to do in February is to go strawberry picking at one of the local strawberry patches. It’s such a fun activity to go searching for the ripest berries. The only downside is that we always end up with a tummy ache because no one knows when to stop stuffing their mouths with decadent strawberries.

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When we come home with a bunch of berries, there’s so many recipes I have in my mind to make, but we usually end up just eating them plain, or with a little sweetened cream, because what’s better than strawberries and cream right?

For these parfaits, I just sweetened some heavy cream with a little stevia, and homemade vanilla extract. I layered in quartered strawberries, the vanilla whipped cream, then more fresh strawberries and even more cream. To make my whipped cream quickly for this recipe, I made it in my food processor. It’s the quickest and easiest way I’ve found to make fresh whipped cream in a hurry.

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Since we live in Florida – it’s pretty easy to enjoy fresh produce because we have some great fresh, wholesome and local options available year round. In February, when everyone is in the country is suffering through snowstorms and freezing temperatures us Floridians are able to brag about fresh strawberries! We even have a huge strawberry festival in Plant City coming up, the 27th of this month, that we can’t wait to go to. We’ve been many times and it’s one of the best fairs in Florida. Besides our incredible strawberries, we have a tone of fresh fruits and vegetables in season too. Here’s a list of what’s Fresh From Florida right now:

  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • plus lots of other goodies like kumquats, honey bell oranges and snap beans

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Strawberry and Vanilla Cream Parfaits

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 pint strawberries, cut in quarters
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste

Directions:

Combine heavy cream, vanilla extract and sugar in a large mixing bowl or food processor. Whisk until cream has soft peaks. Layer strawberries and cream in dessert glasses or mason jars.

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6 Responses to “Strawberry and Vanilla Cream Parfaits”

  1. 1
    Paula - bell'alimento — February 11, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

    Love everything about this!

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — February 12, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    I’m SO JEALOUS that you have fresh local produce right now. These look so delicious! I can’t wait for ripe strawberries, but sadly they don’t show up around here until mid-May. 🙁

  3. 3
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — February 12, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

    One of my favorite desserts ever! I am obsessed with strawberries and can’t get enough of this dessert! So pretty! Pinned!

  4. 4
    katie — February 12, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    I’m so happy strawberry season is finally back! This look so good and simple 🙂

  5. 5
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — February 12, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    What a great way to use some berries!!

  6. 6

    There’s no better way to eat fresh strawberries than with some homemade whipped cream!

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