This summer has definitely kept me busy. I mentioned in an earlier post that I cook for my husbands team that he manages in the summertime. Most of them are single guys that don’t really know how to cook. So I love when one of them gives me one of their family recipes and wants me to make it for them. I feel like it gives them a little taste of home while they are out here. 🙂
I can’t even describe how amazing this recipe turned out. I loved the crust surrounding the frozen dessert. It gave it a little crunch and it was delicious! The middle was creamy and I loved the fresh frozen strawberries inside. The guys all loved it and described it as strawberry ice cream sandwich. This is the perfect summertime dessert and I am so happy to have gotten this delicious recipe. Thanks Calvin! 🙂
Frozen Strawberries and Cream Dessert
- 4 sheets graham cracker
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 10 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 lemon juice
- 4 ounce cream cheese softened
- 2 cups strawberries coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 325 and prepare a 9x13 by spraying with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a food processor, combine graham crackers and pecans until finely ground.
- Melt butter and combine with crumbs, flour, and brown sugar.
- Spread mixture in the bottom of a parchment lined pan and cook for 20 minutes, stirring halfway.
- Take out the crumb mixture and let cool.
- In a kitchenaid, or using a hand mixer, beat egg whites and sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add heavy cream and mix for 6 minutes.
- Add juice from one lemon and cream cheese and mix until creamy.
- Gently fold in chopped strawberries.
- Press half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of your 9x13 pan. Spread strawberries and cream mixture on top and sprinkle the rest of your crumb mixture on top.
- Cover with aluminum foil and freeze for at least 3 hours but best if overnight. I also found that if you let it sit out 10 minutes before cutting it is easier to remove the bars.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
I have frozen blueberries in the freezer…I wonder if it would be just as good with already frozen fruit.
I am looking for recipes to use up leftover whipping cream. I have no vehicle to go and buy fresh berries.
Hi Allyza Have s question, when you are creaming the egg whites, sugar heavy cream and cream cheese, do you suppose to get a liquid like mix?
I softened the cream cheese for a min. in the microwave. It heardly softened but when I incorporated to the mixture it got very liquid. Do I need to start over again?
This recipe looks amazing!!
Any way to make it non-dairy?
This was delicious! I’ve made it twice and messed up the crust part both times, my lack of reading and following directions correctly, but I was able to fix it both times, so it was forgiving. I wanted to eat the cream filling from the bowl, it was so, so delightful. I’m not the kind to worry about raw eggs, so that didn’t concern me at all, but isn’t it the yolk that you worry about anyway? Not the white?
I was hesitant to use raw eggs too. Some people say mixing eggs with sugar kills the bacteria, but I didn’t want to chance it. So I beat the cream by itself using a cold bowl and cold beaters (this helps it thicken better) until it started thickening. Then I added the sugar and beat it a little longer. Then I added the lemon juice and I also added a teaspoon of vanilla. I beat that and then added the cream cheese until everything was mixed and smooth. It was fairly thick. I folded in the strawberries. It turned out really well.
I made those bars a couple of days ago and they are fantastic! Actually, my BF’s mom made them for us the first time, and I made them again at home. We absolutely loved them. Perfect for those hot summer days. -L.
These look amazing! But I’m curious, are the egg whites raw?
hi there. I’m from SA and this recipe has my mouth watering. Unfortunately, we do not get Graham Crackers here:( total disappointment. so I was wondering what can I use as an alternative as I would really like to try out this recipe.
this looks so yummy i love fresh strawberries but i am allergic to eggs can whipped cream replace the eggs ?
How far in advance can this be made?
Can’t wait to try this out for a long weekend BBQ! I have a bag of pre-ground graham wafer crumbs at home. Do you think this will work well, or be too finely ground to give the proper crust?