Warm summer weather calls for plenty of fresh beautiful berries and vibrant no-bake desserts. It’s a great summer motto to stand by!
So when I was asked to share a new recipe showcasing fresh seasonal produce and PHILADELPHIA cream cheese…I was so there! This no-bake dessert of Creamy Strawberry Fluff with Fresh Strawberry Sauce is a gorgeous and tasty way to end a summer meal out on the patio. Just watch everyone’s eyes light up when you hand them one of these jars to cradle in their hands!
Disclosure: I have been selected by Kraft Foods to be an ambassador for PHILADELPHIA, and compensated for my time to create this delicious summer recipe. All opinions are my own.
One of the very best things about summer is fresh berries. And if I can kick that statement up a notch, I would replace it with “fresh picked berries”. Here in the upper Midwest, we are blessed with many opportunities to pick fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and so much more. Whether it’s picking them from your own garden, a local pick-your-own, or a farmers market stand…there is just no comparison to what you find at the grocery store. Fresh picked berries are such a sweet and spectacular treat!
PHILADELPHIA cream cheese has been America’s favorite cream cheese since 1872, with a commitment to high standards for quality product made with fresh milk and real cream.
It’s no secret that I love baking with PHILADELPHIA cream cheese. And I have a nice little collection of recipes that involves fresh spring and summer produce:
- Mom’s Rhubarb Cream Cheese Bars
- Jessica’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Almond Glaze…just imagine this with Fresh Strawberry Sauce!
- Blueberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
- Frozen White Chocolate and Raspberry Dessert
- Rhubarb Cheesecake Pie
- Fudgy Mini Fruit Pies with Almond Cream Cheese
- Raspberry Shortbread Hearts with Raspberry Cream Cheese Marshmallow Dip
- Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Graham Sprinkle
- Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
- Patsy’s Strawberry Pie
I promise you, these pretty little jars full of fresh strawberry flavor are supa yummy! My family cleaned out their individual jars very quickly.
The creamy strawberry fluff layer is made up of a combination of creamy PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, freshly whipped cream, and marshmallow creme (fun and YUM!), with some gorgeous no-cook fresh strawberry sauce mixed in. With a little layer of chocolate cookie crumbs on the bottom and a couple spoons of that same tangy fresh strawberry sauce on top…it’s summer in a jar, delicious and cool and perfectly refreshing.
Click here to see this recipe featured on the Real Women of Philadelphia site!
- 3/4 c. finely crushed chocolate cookie crumbs (from chocolate sandwich cookies)
- 1-1/2 lbs. fresh strawberries, stems removed and hulled
- 1 T. super fine sugar
- 1 T. honey
- 1-1/2 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 c. heavy whipping cream
- 8 oz. PHILADELPHIA cream cheese
- 1 c. prepared or homemade marshmallow cream
- fresh strawberries for garnish
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons chocolate cookie crumbs each into the bottom of six wide mouth half-pint jars. Set aside.
In a blender or food processor, combine strawberries, sugar, honey, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Blend until smooth, about 20 to 30 seconds. Strawberry sweetness will vary, so taste sauce and add more sugar or honey, if desired. You will only need 1-1/4 cups of this sauce for this recipe, and will have some left over. Cover and refrigerate the remainder of the sauce, and it will keep for up to 5 days. Swirl extra sauce into yogurt or vanilla ice cream, stir into lemonade, or drizzle over cheesecake, pound cake, waffles, or pancakes.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, with the whisk attachment, whip the cream on high speed until stiff. Remove whipped cream to another bowl and set aside.
In the same bowl of stand mixer (no need to clean the bowl first!), with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese on medium-high speed until smooth. Add 1/2 cup of prepared fresh strawberry sauce and mix on medium speed until combined. Then add marshmallow fluff and mix again on medium speed until combined. Fold in prepared whipped cream. Reserve 1/2 cup creamy strawberry fluff for topping the finished dessert jars.
Divide remaining creamy strawberry fluff between the 6 jars, using a spoon or a pastry bag fitted with a large plain tip (I used the pastry bag technique). Tap jars gently on counter to settle in the creamy strawberry fluff. Top each jar with 2 tablespoons of fresh strawberry sauce. Top strawberry sauce with a bit more of the reserved 1/2 cup of creamy strawberry fluff, using a spoon or pastry bag fitted with a large plain tip. Garnish with fresh strawberries, if desired. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
from a farmgirl's dabbles
More no bake recipes using cream cheese!
- Oreo Cookies and Cream No Bake Cheesecake, from Bakers Royale
- No Bake Mini Lemon Cream Cheese Pies, from Barbara Bakes
- Cake Batter No Bake Cheesecakes, from Gimme Some Oven