Fresh Strawberries And Blueberries with Almond Cream

Fresh Strawberries and Blueberries with Almond Cream is a perfect summer dessert.  It requires no cooking so there is no need to heat up your kitchen.  It can be prepared start to finish in less than 10 minutes. Fresh strawberries are one of my favorite things about summer.  Whether you pick them from your own back yard garden, find them growing wild, or purchase them from the farmer’s market, this recipe is sure to please both young and old alike.

I love desserts but I’m not a huge fan of cakes, cookies and pies.  They are often very high in both sugar and carbohydrates.  Those watching their sugar or their waistline would probably prefer to snack on something a little bit healthier. To turn this into a dish fit for a patriotic celebration, I added a few blueberries into the dessert to make it red, white, and blue.

Fresh Strawberries And Blueberries with Almond Cream

Fresh Strawberries And Blueberries with Almond Cream

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Fresh Strawberries And Blueberries with Almond Cream
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ¼ slivered or finely chopped almonds
  • 2 cups strawberries rinsed
  • 1 cup blueberries rinsed
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese (part skim is fine)
  • 2 tbsp sugar or Stevia to taste
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
Instructions
  1. Hull the strawberries. Slice them and divide them between four bowls.
  2. Sprinkle the blueberries evenly into the bowls with the strawberries.
  3. Mix the ricotta cheese with the sugar or the Stevia and the almond extract until it is smooth and creamy.
  4. Add a spoonful of the ricotta cheese mixture to each bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the slivered or finely chopped almonds over the top of each.

If you do not have blueberries, you can either leave them out of the dessert or substitute blackberries instead.  To save time, hull and slice the strawberries ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until it is dessert time. Then, simply pour the fruit into bowls, add the ricotta mixture and sprinkle with almonds.

What’s your favorite way to eat fresh strawberries?



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About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media.

Comments

  1. Simple, fresh and perfect for this time of year.

  2. I have blueberry bushes in my backyard so this one is going to be a favorite! Looks delicious!

  3. Looks delicious! My Girl would love it..she’s a big fan of strawberries and blueberries!

  4. This sounds delicious and fresh fruit is a delight of summertime!

  5. I’ve never tried almond extract, but I love almonds so I think it’s something I would like!

  6. This looks delicious!  I have never been a fan of Ricotta cheese but I’ll definitely give it a try with the sweetener and almond extract.  :->

  7. looks delish! and i have almond extract!

  8. This looks delicious. I have friends who give me fresh blueberris and strawberries.

  9. Oh this looks so yummy! I especially love that it’s red, white and blue. Wish I could have some right now! Thanks so much for linking up to the “Making Your Home Sing Monday” linky party!

  10. My daughter saw this on Pinterest and asked me to make it1

  11. Dana Rodriguez says:

    That looks absolutely delish..simple and perfect for the summer!

  12. Maria Iemma says:

    June is the perfect month for Strawberries! I am so going to make this desert for my family! Thanks.

  13. Ellen,
    I like this idea a lot! It’s bookmarked already! I love strawberries and blueberries and almond’s a favorite flavor of mine—–yum!

  14. Strawberries and blueberries are the best

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