These strawberries are stuffed with basil whipped cream – they’re an irresistible bite of summer.

I know Thursdays are usually book review days, but let’s be honest, you all aren’t that crazy about those. I’ll still do them occasionally because I think they are a good resource to some people…but this is far more important.

Something I am crazy about is these strawberries. It isn’t the first time that I have paired strawberries and basil, and it certainly won’t be the last time! I’m already brainstorming ways to hook these two up again. It is a match made in heaven! These strawberries are fancy enough for a dinner party but easy enough to pop one in your mouth on a hot day when you’re craving something refreshing.

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On the same/different note–I am so happy that strawberries are starting to be in season! What fruits are you most excited to get your hands on?

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Strawberries Stuffed with Basil Whipped Cream

These strawberries are stuffed with basil whipped cream – they’re an irresistible bite of summer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
  • 20-25 medium to large strawberries (depending on size and how full you fill them)

Directions:

  1. Put large mixing bowl and whisk/wire beaters of electric or stand mixer in fridge or freezer to chill.
  2. Wash and dry strawberries. Cut off the tops of the strawberries and carefully hollow out a little of the inside using a paring knife. Also cut a tiny bit of the bottom off to create a flat surface.
  3. Whip cream using electric mixer (and chilled bowl/whisk) until it starts to stiffen. Add sugar and continue to beat on high-speed until stiff peaks form. Fold in basil very gently just until combined.
  4. Best enjoyed the same day they are made.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

 

 

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Verdict: Loved these! I could eat way, way too many.
Husband’s take: He liked them, although I am sure he would prefer them without the basil. He’s a total traditionalist.
E’s take: Devoured them. She had whipped cream all over her face, it was adorable.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: Easy!