Jun 26, 2008

Strawberry Sensation

Big Mama is having a hard time staying cool in the Texas heat. Heating up the oven to cook dinner also heats up the whole kitchen and elevates the grumpy factor. I totally speak that language. She's having a summer recipe carnival over on her blog, and she's looking for something that won't warm up her house. I'm obliging (that's a big Southern word we use here in Texas) by posting a recipe for a frozen dessert my family loves 'cuz who doesn't like dessert? Expecially a COLD dessert on a HOT day!

Strawberry Sensation

4 C fresh strawberries, divided
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (I use fat free)
1/4 C lemon juice
1 12 oz tub Cool Whip, thawed, divided (I use lite)
12 Oreo cookies (I use reduced fat)
1 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted

Line the inside of an 8x4 inch loaf pan with foil, extending the edges down over the sides and ends of the pan. Mash 2 cups of the strawberries in a large bowl. Stir in condensed milk and lemon juice. Fold in 2 cups of the whipped topping. Pour into foil-lined pan. Finely chop oreo cookies (can do this part in the food processor). Combine with melted butter and spoon over the whipped mixture in the pan. Cover the cookie mixture with ends of foil (and a little extra foil, if all is not covered). Press cookie mixture into whipped mixture through the foil. Freeze 6 hours or until firm. Invert onto serving plate when ready to serve. Remove pan and peel away foil. Spread remaining whipped topping onto top and sides. Slice remaining two cups strawberries and arrange on dessert plates. Store leftovers in freezer. Makes 12 servings (or six REALLY big servings for two people!).

Enjoy!

5 comments:

DidiLyn said...

This sounds so good! Please make it and send it asap. :-)

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I'm not sure when strawberry season is in your parts but it just ended here. I bet this recipe is really yummy with fresh picked strawberries. I just picked several pounds and made strawberry jam. If I say so myself, it is yummmmEE (especially for my first time making it).
I love your comment about six really big pieces for two people. Way to go girl...I'm a dessert lover also.

Anonymous said...

yummy....I'm hoping that I might get to have some of this on Saturday??? Please???
Ruby's Fairy Godmother!

DidiLyn said...

Jenn, I see nothing wrong with dressing up your dog. That makes sense to me. It is the cat thing that freaks me out.
How twisted is that thinking?

Anonymous said...

Okay...I have to say...this is awesome! Thank you Jenn...not only a pretty dessert but a yummy one as well....by the way...lets just say...I'm glad there were only 6 of us!!!
Ruby's Fairy Godmother!