VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRED GOODNESS | Strawberries and Cream for V-Day!

My mom, dad, brother, his girl, the boy and I all gathered for dinner at a yummy Italian joint in Times Square over the weekend.  The whole night was a blast, but the best part was what the boy and I demolished for dessert…

Mmm.  I can still taste it.  It was gone in about 24 seconds.  We were pretty much sparring with our spoons the whole time.

So, because the memory of that scrumptdidilyumptious treat has remained with me since Friday, I thought I’d pass along to you some delightful Valentine’s Day spins on the old favorite!


First up, Patricia Furtado‘s Creamy hearts in strawberry sauce…

Can’t you almost taste the creaminess of those cold, cold hearts?!  Be sure to visit her blog for the how-to; here’s what she says you’ll need to make these bad boys:

The hearts (makes about 64):

  • 600 ml Single Cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Two envelopes of unflavoured gelatin

For the sauce:

  • 2 cups pureed strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp Corn flour
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

Oh, and she makes a mean cheesecake, too…


Next, a strawberry cake.  Not really strawberries and cream, but I like looking at it.  Sue me.

According to Litton, the company that makes this deliciousness, it’s “built on a white cake recipe enhanced with fresh strawberries and cream cheese icing flavored with strawberry shavings.”


Up last – for now, at least – we have a dessert that I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT WAIT to try one day.  It’s named Strawberries & Cream for the Grownups, and I found it on Cherry Men Love.  It sure looks like a boozy doozy…


One more thing… these last two below look really, really good to me.  How about you?

Curious how to get them in your tummy?  The first is Berries and Coconut Cream; the second is Flaxseed Waffles with Berries and Honey Cream.


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