Fresh Strawberry, Cookies and Cream Dessert and Ice Cream

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Some fresh juicy strawberries, a can of condensed milk and some whipping cream – so many possibilities! I had them all in the pantry yesterday and set about making this super simple dessert.
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You can play with whatever ingredients you have at hand- cookies, wafer biscuits, dry fruit or fresh fruit. Lots of choice in the way you’d like to serve it too. Simply whip the cream and layer the goodies in a glass or freeze and serve as ice cream. Add some hot chocolate sauce over a dollop of ice cream and it makes for a scrumptious dessert!
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This is how I made it
A litre of whipping cream
200 gms of fresh strawberries (pick the sweet ones),chopped fine
200 gms (a can) of condensed milk (I used Nestle)
15 Butter cookies, crushed
10 Tbsp Strawberry crush
8-10 sweet wafer biscuits

If  the whipping cream is frozen,leave it in the refrigerator section overnight to defrost. The cream should have melted but still be chilled.
Whip the cream for 2-3 minutes.
Add the condensed milk and whip till the cream doubles. (Do not over whip, else the cream will separate!)
Fold in the chopped strawberry pieces.
At this stage you could take dessert glasses and assemble the layers and serve it as it is. Start with lining the base with crushed cookies. Add a layer or cream. Top with some strawberry crush, repeat till the glass is three-fourths full. Top with some crushed cookies (can add nuts, chocolate flakes or mixed fresh or canned fruit).
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To make Ice Cream 
Whip the cream and condensed cream together and freeze for 2 to 3 hours. Remove from freezer, beat well till it becomes creamy. Repeat a couple of time if you have the time. After the last whipping, add the strawberry pieces.
Line an ice cream box with crushed cookies. Put in a few ladles of cream and layer with some strawberry crush and biscuits. Layer with more cream and repeat till the box is full. Top with crushed cookies and strawberry crush.
Freeze for 4-5 hours and serve with sliced strawberry and wafer biscuits.
I am sure Santa will love it too! Happy Holidays ❤
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– Any fresh fruit can be chopped and added
– Skip the fruit and add some crushed cookies and some chunks to get ‘Cookies and Cream’ Ice cream
-I keep the sugar slightly low in my desserts. In case you like them sweeter, add only 700 ml of cream to a can of condensed milk.

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12 thoughts on “Fresh Strawberry, Cookies and Cream Dessert and Ice Cream

  1. I made strawberry ice cream last season similarly but the idea of adding crushed cookies and freezing them is fab! Am going to make them your way this time.

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