Strawberries Romanoff Recipe

Strawberries Romanoff is a no-bake, easy, luscious summer dessert. Strawberries Romanoff feels fancy but it is simple to make and perfect for parties! | natashaskitchen.com

Strawberries Romanoff is a no-bake, easy and luscious summer dessert. It is the adult version of Strawberries and Cream (one of my favorite recipes since childhood). This dessert feels and tastes fancy but it’s refreshingly simple to make and it is perfect for summer parties!

The whipped cream topping is easy and just works; a simple sweetened whipped cream with sour cream folded into it, which gives it amazing flavor and creaminess. The sour cream keeps the whipped cream fairly stable. I’ve seen (and tested) some variations out there using ice cream, but it quickly melts into a big soupy mess and doesn’t work. Also, don’t add any extra flavoring to the cream – keep it simple. There, now I’ve told you so you won’t be tempted to try it also ;).

WARNING: The next photo will make you crave this strawberry dessert! 

Strawberries Romanoff is a no-bake, easy, luscious summer dessert. Strawberries Romanoff feels fancy but it is simple to make and perfect for parties! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Strawberries Romanoff:

*Grand Marnier is an orange flavored liqueur that can be purchased at most liquor stores. If you don’t need it for any other recipe, by all means buy the $4 tiny bottle that is just the right size for this recipe; 1 oz. The bigger bottles can be pretty spendy so I buy the tiny bottles for when I need them, like for this berry tiramisu recipe!

Strawberries Romanoff is a no-bake, easy, luscious summer dessert. Strawberries Romanoff feels fancy but it is simple to make and perfect for parties! | natashaskitchen.com

How to Make Strawberries Romanoff Recipe:

1. In a medium bowl, combine hulled and quartered strawberries, 4 Tbsp sugar and 4 Tbsp liqueur, stir to combine then cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours, stirring once or twice.

2. Just before serving, in a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup cold heavy cream and 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Using a spatula, fold in 1/4 cup sour cream just until well blended.

3. To serve, stir strawberries then divide between 6 serving glasses or bowls. You can spoon a little syrup over the berries if you like. You can also use this syrup to soak a cake – so good!! Spoon cream over strawberries, dividing evenly. You can also use an ice cream scoop with trigger release for a nice rounded puff of cream. Serve right away or chill and enjoy within 2 hours of assembly.

Strawberries Romanoff is a no-bake, easy, luscious summer dessert. Strawberries Romanoff feels fancy but it is simple to make and perfect for parties! | natashaskitchen.com

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Strawberries Romanoff

4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Strawberries Romanoff is a no-bake, easy and luscious summer dessert. This dessert feels and tastes fancy but it's refreshingly simple to make and it is perfect for parties!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Servings: 8 dessert cups

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs or 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 4 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 oz or 4 Tbsp grand marnier* divided
  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cut strawberries, 4 Tbsp sugar and 4 Tbsp liqueur, stir to combine then cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours, stirring once or twice.
  2. Before serving, in a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup cold heavy cream and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. With a spatula, fold in 1/4 cup sour cream just until well blended.
  3. To serve, stir strawberries and divide between 6 serving glasses or bowls. Spoon a little syrup over the berries if you like.
  4. Spoon cream over strawberries, dividing evenly. Enjoy right away or chill and serve within 2 hrs of assembly. This is best enjoyed fresh.

Recipe Notes

*Grand Marnier is an orange flavored liqueur that can be purchased at most liquor stores. The $4 tiny 1 oz bottle is is all you need for this recipe.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

Strawberries Romanoff is a no-bake, easy, luscious summer dessert. Strawberries Romanoff feels fancy but it is simple to make and perfect for parties! | natashaskitchen.com

There is some debate as to where this recipe originated. I have read this is a French recipe, named after the Russian royal family. If you know more history on this recipe, let me know in a comment below!

I hope you all enjoy this fresh, beautiful and simple Strawberries Romanoff Recipe.

Strawberries Romanoff is a no-bake, easy, luscious summer dessert. Strawberries Romanoff feels fancy but it is simple to make and perfect for parties! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Marianne
    June 18, 2018

    We had this 39 yrs ago. The chef called it Strawberries Romanov. Thanks for bringing back fond memories of young love. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2018

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Olga C.
    February 9, 2018

    This looks delicious! Do you think I would be able to have good results substituting the sugars with powdered stevia? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 10, 2018

      Hi Olga, I honestly haven’t tested that so I’m not sure how that would taste, but it’s worth an experiment if you are avoiding sugar.
      Maybe someone else has tried? Please let us know and thanks in advance! 🙂  Reply

  • September 6, 2017

    I need to experiment more! Still love strawberries and cream. I think this would be worth the effort though:) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 6, 2017

      This recipe is so simple and so delicious, you’ll love it! Reply

  • Natasha
    July 26, 2017

    Hi Natasha, love your recipes. Can I use a different flavor liquor? Like hazelnut? Or it has to be orange?

    Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 26, 2017

      Hi Natasha, orange pairs well with strawberries so if you think it will pair well, it may work as a substitute. Orange is also the traditional one used for strawberries romanoff. Be careful not to add too many different flavors though. For example, I’ve tried adding vanilla in addition to the liquor and it was just too much. Let me know if you try the hazelnut! 🙂 Reply

  • July 15, 2017

    seems this was an absolutely delicious. Thank you very much for sharing this with us. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 17, 2017

      My pleasure Amy! I’m glad you enjoy it! Reply

  • June 28, 2017

    Many different interesting desserts can be cooked when the season of berries comes. I love this time Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2017

      Right!? Me too Erica 🙂 Reply

  • June 27, 2017

    I like this recipe. I would try it out for my family. Thanks for sharing Natasha Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 27, 2017

      You’re welcome Lara! Please let me know what everyone thinks of the recipe! Reply

  • Ooh I just bought some strawberries yesterday, looks like this is for dessert tonight! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 19, 2017

      Please let me know what you think of the recipe Britt! Reply

  • KAtie
    June 17, 2017

    What can you use instead of the Marnier? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 19, 2017

      Hi Katie, if you wanted to make it alcohol free, you could just macerate the cherries with the sugar. You could also add a splash of orange juice if desired. Reply

  • This is the perfect grown-up summer treat! I love how light and airy this is, and the Grand Marnier is a nice touch. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 16, 2017

      Thank you so much Natasha! I agree 🙂 Please let me know what you think if you decide to make the recipe! Reply

  • Katya B
    June 15, 2017

    Hi Natasha, did you add some homegrown strawberries in your pictures? This looks like a good recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 15, 2017

      Thank you Katya! The strawberries in the cups were storebought and only the surrounding ones used for decoration were homegrown. Most of our strawberries are too small for them to work well in the Strawberries Romanoff – they’d be teeny tiny if you tried to cut them in half 😉 Reply

  • June 15, 2017

    Wow! The look is amazing. Can’t wait to make one of this. Off to the kitchen… Thanks, Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 15, 2017

      My pleasure! Please let me know what you think Andre! Reply

      • June 23, 2017

        This is quite yummy. really enjoyed my dessert. Natasha, I think you should know it’s really nice when served chilled. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 23, 2017

          I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • June 14, 2017

    love this recipe Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 14, 2017

      ME too!! 🙂 Reply

      • June 15, 2017

        Thank you for this recipe Natasha. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          June 15, 2017

          My pleasure Sara 😀 Reply

  • The simple recipes are always the best!

    Did you know that strawberries and cream are the traditional “snack” for the tennis tournament Wimbledon? Summer is here! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 14, 2017

      Thank you so much Jenny! That’s awesome to hear!! 🙂 Reply

  • Natalia
    June 13, 2017

    This looks so pretty and refreshing for summer. Can’t wait to try!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2017

      Thank you Natalia! I hope you LOVE it 🙂 Reply

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