This Strawberry Fluff recipe is not your traditional Fluff Salad made with Strawberry Jell-o and a frozen whipped topping. This Strawberry Fluff recipe is made with fresh strawberries, cream cheese, heavy cream, and a touch of monk fruit.
It is a quick, and delightful treat, that (to me) screams summertime. Although who’s to say you can’t eat this dessert anytime of the year.
Last week temperatures (here in Virginia) reached a high of 80 degrees. Really?!?! Nice…but it was February. Anyway, that little tease made me want to make a lighter dessert full of flavor but not sickening sweet. The Fluff’s consistency: silky and smooth with a mousse-like texture pure perfection.
If you are wondering, this is a Keto recipe, and it is one of Mike’s favorites. So, I surprised him with a Strawberry Fluff served in a Martini glass. It just doesn’t get any better!
Here’s what you will need:
- 1 cup strawberries*, diced
- 4 ounces full-fat cream cheese*, slightly softened
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tbps. Monk Fruit Baking Sweetener*
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Dice your strawberries into small pieces, using approximately 10/11 medium to large strawberries.
- Using a Vitamix…first pour your heavy whipping cream into the machine, followed by the cup of strawberries, the monk fruit, vanilla, and finally the cream cheese. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
- Spoon the mixture into 2 martini classes making sure you scoop everything out. Top with additional chopped strawberries. Serve immediately or place in refrigerator, covered with saran wrap.
The Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener I use is the powdered sugar version. Monk fruit sweetener is a natural product that has been extracted from the juice of monk fruit. It is a sugar-substitute that dissolves effortlessly, and retains moisture and is thought to have antioxidant properties.
I try not to use strawberries that have been in the refrigerator for days and have become soft and mushy as they don’t taste as good anymore and result in a thinner consistency fluff.
I weigh my cream cheese to be sure it is exactly 4 ounces. My brand of choice (always) Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese.
From my kitchen to yours…enjoy and bon appétit!