Creamy Strawberry Coolers for Summer

Now that Summer is in full swing, it’s time for swimming, BBQ’s and lots of fun outdoor activities. I don’t know about you, but we host more than just a few cookouts at our home with friends and family during the hot Summer months. Usually the main dish is light and fresh, so heavy desserts don’t really fit into the mix, but a chilled, creamy strawberry cooler is perfect! It’s a recipe that was handed down to me by a friend and something we’ve come to love in our family, so I thought I’d share it with all of you!


The entire recipe is included below, but here are a few shots of the steps, so that you can get an idea of how easy and quick this dessert or sweet, after-swimming treat really is!

You’ll need a blender, a container of strawberries, a pint (plus a bit more) of sour cream, some sugar and ice. Cut the tops off the strawberries and rinse them well. Puree the berries in the blender, so they’re a smooth consistency.

Then add the container of sour cream, sugar and ice to the mixer. Blend it well. At this point, the creamy mixture will be a bit runny, but totally delicious. You can serve the cool mixture as a drink right away, or pop it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, so it has time to thicken up. If you want a really thick, creamy, strawberry shake texture, just add more ice!


We’ve provided this simple dessert at a fancier adult dinner party, and it was a hit! Strawberry soup at the end of a meal is quite elegant and definitely different. Whether you decide to serve this yummy strawberry treat as a cool drink or soup dish, just don’t forget the whipped cream and mint. It adds a little bit of sweetness and a special touch.


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