Today I’m sharing with you one of our favorite ways to eat strawberries. My neighbor and good friend, Alison, first introduced our family to dipping strawberries into sour cream and finishing it off by coating it with brown sugar. Growing up I used to dip strawberries into regular white sugar. Just thinking about it brings back so many wonderful childhood memories. I’ve also dipped strawberries in whipped cream or fruit dip. But never had I heard of dipping strawberries into bowls of sour cream and brown sugar. It seemed like a strange combination but I was still very curious about how it would taste. Would it be too sour? Would it be gross and unpleasant?
To my surprise… it was truly delightful and indulgent! The sweetness of the brown sugar paired with the creaminess of the sour cream was unexpectedly perfect. With just enough brown sugar to enhance the flavor of the strawberries, the slight tanginess of the sour cream added the perfect amount of “pop” to the sweetness of the other two ingredients. All three elements compliment each other so nicely yet each one stands out on its own.
I would have no problem serving strawberries this way to dinner guests as a dessert. I should also mention kids love eating strawberries this way. Enjoy!
<<UPDATE – Fun Fact About This Recipe: I had 2 people email and tweet me regarding the history of this recipe. James Haller, the chef of the Blue Strawberry restaurant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire was the original person credited with serving strawberries this way. This was the signature and only dessert served in the restaurant. He also included the recipe in his cookbook, “The Blue Strawberry Cookbook”.>>
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, cleaned
- ½ cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- Set out a bowl of clean strawberries, sour cream, and brown sugar. Dip strawberries into sour cream and then again in the bowl of brown sugar coating the cream.