Strawberries and prosecco go together like peanut butter and chocolate, amIright? And strawberry season is right around the corner. I fell in love with Strawberries Romanoff when I visited my bestie in San Anotonio. A local restaurant chain serves it and it IS SO DELICIOUS! So I decided to figure out how to make it at home. I came up with the idea for a Strawberries Romanoff Dip. It’s a great party dessert idea and pairs perfectly with prosecco!
You know when you are out somewhere and you taste something and you’re like, “I NEED TO RECREATE THAT BECAUSE IT MAKES MY MOUTH SO HAPPY!”? That was me at a chain restaurant in Texas when I was visiting my best friend. This, my friends, is Strawberries Romanoff Dip. And it’s crazy delicious. AND SO EASY! I’m sorry for yelling I’m just angry with myself for not recreating this earlier. Because now it’s my go-to dish for entertaining. It works as an appetizer or dessert which is cool. Just pair it with the perfect bottle of prosecco and invite some friends over for a casual hang.
Sour cream, brown sugar and vanilla. What?! Plus some whipped cream. That’s it! Some recipes call for brandy but I used vanilla so that it would be kid friendly. And I didn’t have any brandy. And I used store-bought whipped cream because I’m lazy. I made homemade whipped cream a few weeks ago and used a whisk. My arm was sore for days. I could have used my mixer but I wanted to see if this swap out would work. And it does. Deliciously.
My favorite kinds of recipes are the ones that are so easy, and use basic ingredients, but blow minds. I know it seems crazy that a fruit dip could be so amazing. But it is! My kids went crazy for it. Just add everything but the whipped cream to a bowl and stir. Once you’ve mixed it well, and the sugar has dissolved, fold in the whipped cream. Mix well again. This recipe is a little bit thicker than the one they served in the restaurant. And maybe that is why they used the heavy cream instead of ready-made whipped cream. Place this in the fridge for at least one hour before serving. It doesn’t need to set up or anything, it just means the flavors will meld together. I mean, it was good when I tasted it right after I made it. But it was even better when I brought it back out for the kids to eat after dinner. And again when we served it on waffles the next morning…
A nice bottle of prosecco, like this Voveti, takes this super simple fruit dessert and makes it an event. Voveti prosecco embodies affordable luxury (my favorite kind!) and classic style which makes it perfect for entertaining your friends with. Only 15,000 cases are produced annually which means they can really focus on the quality of this craft prosecco. Strawberries Romanoff is also a classic which I updated in to dip form. Doesn’t it just sound like something your grandmother probably had in a fancy restaurant when she was in her 20’s? Traditionally the berries are served in a dessert bowl and the sauce is poured over them. Serving it like a dip keeps it casual and cool.
We are just heading in to strawberry season (which also signals that my birthday is around the corner…) and I can’t think of a better time to invite your pals over for a casual happy hour. You friends don’t need a big fuss. And people go crazy for strawberries. Make sure to stock up on the berries. While this serving looks demure on the plate above, that is not how it went down when my family ate this dessert. I guarantee your guests will be the same way. Depending on how many people you are inviting, I would consider doubling this dessert dip recipe…
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 TBSP brown sugar
- 1 TBSP vanilla
- 1/2 cup frozen whipped topping
- About 4 cups of fresh strawberries
- In a mixing bowl, mix sour cream, vanilla and brown sugar until sugar dissolves.
- Fold in whipped topping.
- Transfer to a serving dish.
- Serve with fresh strawberries.
- The traditional way to serve this is with the sauce over the berries.
- But I'm serving it like a dip here.
- Serve with Prosecco.
Prosecco is something that my friends don’t tend to buy for themselves so serving it at a causal get together would be a nice surprise. It feels so elegant, but Voveti makes it approachable. It is fragrant and lightly sparkling and is the perfect “anytime” wine. And it’s delicious! You don’t need a reason to gather your friends and enjoy each other’s company. And you don’t need having them over turn in to a complicated ordeal. Whip up this simple Strawberries Romanoff Dip recipe, chill the Voveti Prosecco and relax for a night of fun with your friends.
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