I love dipping strawberries in sour cream and brown sugar.  But only when strawberries are in season!  If they’re out of season, the ripe sweetness of the berry is just nasty.  You need a plump, ripe, in season berry to really make this treat a true TREAT. I’ll enjoy my ripe berries with sour cream and brown sugar and a glass of wine and call it dinner.  And then have seconds and call it dessert.  I’ve thought to blog about this little combo (since it’s not really a recipe)… but I just assume everyone has heard of it and either loves it or hates it… Ok wait, if you HAVEN’T heard of this, go dip a strawberry in sour cream then in brown sugar, GO!  Go back for seconds, eighths, and twentieths.  You’re gonna need to try that classic combo, and then move onto this new amazing combo: strawberries with whipped feta and brown sugar.

I started making the whipped feta with no purpose for it… all I knew is I needed to try it, and if I made it, I’d certainly find a use for it.  Maybe as a spread on a sandwich, or on a crostini, or to dip veggies in, or something savory like that.  And then, before I could even control what I was doing, my hand reached for a strawberry, dipped it in the food processor bowl and then shoved it into my mouth.  Amazeballs.  Yep, I not only type those words, they actually run through my head.  Hi, I’m Julia, and I’m 12.  Then, a LIGHTBULB!!!!!  I grabbed the brown sugar, and it was all down hill from there.  I had this for breakfast lunch and dinner.  It was glorious.  The sad sour cream cousin will have to sit as second string because whipped feta just became my new favorite dip for strawberries.

Warning: It’ll take everything in your being not to eat the entire batch while it’s still in the food processor.

 

 

Try this for the 4th… it’s red and white, and if you use blue bowls, you’re like a super patriot. Or something.  But no, seriously, make this for a shindig and your guests and friends will all think you’re a culinary genius! The extreme saltiness of the feta, combined with a juicy berry, combined with the sweet crunch of the brown sugar, it’s a little firework in your mouth.

 

Whipped Feta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup feta crumbles
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Strawberries and brown sugar for dipping

Instructions

Pour the feta crumbles and heavy cream into a food processor. Process for about 4 minutes, until it’s smooth. Pour into a bowl and eat it right away.

OR, put it in the fridge for a few hours and it will firm up and turn into a super creamy spread.

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Recipe adapted from How Sweet Eats