Whipped Cream Stuffed Strawberries with Basil
These whipped cream stuffed 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.
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?
- 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)
- Put large mixing bowl and whisk/wire beaters of electric or stand mixer in fridge or freezer to chill.
- 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.
- 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.
- Best served immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 4 strawberries
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g
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Verdict: Love these! I could eat way, way too many.
Husband’s take: He likes 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!