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Summer Strawberries and Cream

These Summer Strawberries and Cream are the perfect snack on a hot day. We loved it with fresh French bread. Every Ukrainian family makes this.

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Sour Cream that is! This is a great way to take advantage of cheap strawberries in the summer and a nice way to use strawberries that weren’t as sweet as you hope they would be.

These Summer Strawberries and Cream are the perfect snack on a hot day. My mom has made this strawberry blend for years. We loved it with fresh French bread.

I’m pretty sure every Ukrainian family makes this. My husbands Mom makes it too. You can use yogurt to make a low-fat version.

Ingredients Summer Strawberries and Cream:

Large pack of strawberries
1/4 cup Sour Cream (to taste)
1 to 2 Tbsp Sugar (to taste).
1 loaf of fresh, store-bought, french bread (optional)

How to make Summer Strawberries and Cream:

1. Place strawberries in a bowl and give them good rinse.

Summer Strawberries and Cream

2. Cut large strawberries   (if any) in half, than using spriral potato masher, mash them. There still should be chunks of strawberries.

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3. Add approximately 1/4 cup of sourcream or low-fat yogurt and 1-2 tbsp of sugar to your taste.

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4. Mix everything well and serve with some fresh french bread or by itself 🙂

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Note: I’m not putting exact amounts of sour cream and sugar because the amount of strawberries will likely always vary. The amount of sugar you use will depend on how sweet or tart your strawberries are. I don’t like this to be sugary sweet. Its nice when it still has some tartness. This blend holds well in the fridge for a couple of days. Most likely it will get eaten long before that.

Summer Strawberries and Cream

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
These Summer Strawberries and Cream are the perfect snack on a hot day. We loved it with fresh French bread. Every Ukrainian family makes this.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5
Servings: 6 -8 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 Large pack of strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream to taste
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp Sugar to taste.
  • 1 loaf of fresh french bread optional

Instructions

  1. Place strawberries in a bowl and give them good rinse.
  2. Cut large strawberries (if any) in half, than using spiral potato masher, mash them. There still should be chunks of strawberries.
  3. Add approximately 1/4 cup of sour cream or low-fat yogurt and 1-2 Tbsp of sugar to your taste.
  4. Mix everything well and serve with some fresh french bread or by itself 🙂

Recipe Notes

I'm not putting exact amounts of sour cream and sugar because the amount of strawberries will likely always vary. The amount of sugar you use will depend on how sweet or tart your strawberries are. I don't like this to be sugary sweet. Its nice when it still has some tartness. This blend holds well in the fridge for a couple of days. Most likely it will get eaten long before that.

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  • Lavinia
    June 2, 2019

    In Romania we make jt and eat it with plain polenta (mamaliga) as we call it. It’s amazing. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 3, 2019

      That’ sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing that! Reply

  • Dana
    April 25, 2016

    I was looking for this recipe hoping someone had posted it because my husband loves it and I know it’s a mid of strawberries and sour cream but wa unsure of all the measurements and such. Thank you for providing us with new recipes and also the ones that the old Ukrainian recipes that we know and love. It’s so nice to have such easy access to the recipes from home that we crave! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 25, 2016

      I’m so happy you found it! That’s awesome! 🙂 Reply

  • Julie
    February 27, 2015

    My mother always used heavy whipping cream instead of sour cream and she would cook shell shaped macaronni, cool them, and mix with the strawberry cream. Soooo delicious especially on a hot summer day! Seriously will be the best moment of your life 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2015

      Wow that does sound really really tasty with pasta shells. It sounds like it’s a major childhood comfort food for you 🙂 Reply

  • Lesya
    November 30, 2012

    Adding jello to this recipe makes it look like its strawberry jello. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 30, 2012

      Thank you for the tips Lesya 🙂 Reply

  • Dina
    August 15, 2012

    My mom would put chunks of which ever bread we had in the house in this strawberry recipe and we eat it right away, delicious. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 15, 2012

      In our family we dip the bread into the strawberry mix 🙂 Reply

  • Kristina
    March 22, 2012

    my favorite summer dessert! its so light yet filling at the same time! I told my boy(he’s from Uzbekistan) that my family makes this stuff all the time and he said he never heard of sour cream and strawberries, maybe it was just a Ukrainian/Russian thing? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 22, 2012

      I guess so! Did he try it? What did he think? Reply

      • Kristina
        March 25, 2012

        when i made him some he wasnt hungry so i ended up eating the whole thing by myself(which i didn’t mind) but ill have to make it for him again cuz this stuff is like bomb! Reply

  • Nastia
    March 9, 2012

    love this! perfect idea for a hot summer day, i shall try this 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 9, 2012

      It’s so delicious! It’s also really good with fresh french bread, or just by itself. 🙂 Reply

  • Margo
    September 19, 2010

    This is the perfect summer taste! I had my first taste of this in Russia this summer and cannot think of a better way to eat strawberries! It makes a great topping for strawberry shortcake as well! Reply

  • July 14, 2010

    Yep, a childhood classic. We called it “strawberry borsht”. Reply

    • Natasha
      July 14, 2010

      Thats cute. We never had a name for it really, it was just “strawberry stuff” Reply

  • A11a
    June 25, 2010

    Reminds me summer days when we were little. Reply

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