Sunday, May 10, 2015

Strawberry Freezer Dessert - Gluten-free Dessert

June 2014 strawberries from our garden

Since I tend to find something I like and stick with it (remember how many years Mr. C. and I have been married?), I seldom have new recipes to share with you. But, since strawberry season is just around the corner, I thought it would be okay to post this recipe again. It's a great way to use strawberries and is a tasty and light dessert to make for dinner guests. You can make it a day ahead and keep it in the freezer until about 15 minutes before serving. That's handy.






Makes a VERY full 9x13
No, this is not pink Shepherd's Pie


Strawberry Freezer Dessert Recipe
Gluten-free (or not)



Crumble Ingredients:


1/2 c. white rice flour

1/2 c. tapioca flour

1/2 c. soft butter

1/4 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. chopt walnuts


* You can use 1 c. of regular flour instead of the white rice flour and tapioca flour if you're not going for a gluten-free dessert. Either way it's delicious!

Cut butter into flours and sugar. Stir in walnuts. Spread the crumbles on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with a GF cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 10-18 minutes. Stir a couple times while baking, and bake until the crumbles are golden brown. (Mostly golden. Less brown.) When done, cool crumbles and set aside 1/2 c. to use later as a sprinkling for the top of the dessert. Spread the remaining crumbles evenly in the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2 cake pan.


Meanwhile, beat 2 egg whites until stiff.



To the stiff egg whites in the mixer bowl add:

1 c. sugar

2. t. fresh lemon juice

16 oz. FROZEN strawberries



Beat 20 minutes. This grows a lot during beating. It may completely fill your mixer bowl. At this point, you may will want to transfer it to a larger bowl.



Now, gently fold in an 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip. 

When the Cool Whip is completely folded in, spread this mixture on the layer of crumbles in the cake pan. Use the reserved 1/2 c. of crumbles to sprinkle over the top. Cover with a lid and freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer a few minutes before cutting and serving.

If a 9x13 cake pan recipe is cut into 12 pieces (3 across, 4 down), each slice is 283 calories, just in case you are curious. Those are huge pieces, and even half a slice is really plenty for a nice, tasty dessert.

Note: Raspberries make a good alternative.


Sweet Strawberry Pickers from last June


 Mmmmm, Strawberries!
So many possibilities!



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41 comments:

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Good morning, Judy!
Now I just gotta find me some dairy free Cool Whip. You would think that it would be dairy free, but it isn't! Crud balls.
When I want a whipped cream thingie, I whip up the fat from a can of coconut milk.
Wonder if it would work here but in a smaller batch?
Thank you for offering your friendship and prayers so often from across the miles.
xo, m & jb

Buttons Thoughts said...

Love the pic of your sweet pickers and love your recipe. Hug B

Vee said...

Now that does sound delicious! Sometimes I like a different recipe for strawberries. John, however, doesn't want me to mess with the tried and true...strawberry shortcake. If I did both things, he might get used to a new idea. Some people are such concrete thinkers! I love berry pickers...especially since I am not a fan of picking them myself.

Mildred said...

Your photos are wonderful and I especially like those hard-working berry pickers! Thx for this recipe. Our market has fresh strawberries available now. I'll have to make this recipe soon. Enjoy your day.

Deb said...

Thanks, Judy. This sounds like a keeper. Such a cute couple of pickers.:) Hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day. Hugs, Deb

Cheryl said...

"Make ahead" desserts are so very handy, and this one looks so yummy! I am going to Pin this to remind me to try it when I have some strawberries in the freezer.

Cute boys with the berry baskets!! :)

Sandra said...

adorable berry pickers, and delkish recipe and the last collage of all things strawberry has me wishing for them. our season was over a couple weeks ago, we had cheap and local picked for a month, now we are back to the ones shipped in from CA

Lady Jane said...

MMMMMMM this sounds good. Love your strawberry pickers.

Linda Kay said...

Judy, a local farm/garden is open now for picking strawberries. You reminded me that I need to get my little basket and get out there (as soon as it quits raining, that is).

TexWisGirl said...

loved your little basket fellows!

Stephanie said...

Oh my, just look at those two cuties with the strawberries - how cute, my friend :)

Your recipe sounds and looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing, Judy. Enjoy your Monday!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Pink Shepherd's Pie..LOL!!!

This looks good! So do those little pickers! :)

Tired Teacher said...

Love the strawberry pickers AND the recipe!

Missy George said...

Looks yummy..The strawberries look wonderful..Have a nice week, Judy.

Maggie Ann said...

That looks delicious! and I loved your strawberry pickers picture...they look absolutely cute...cute....cute!

Ginny said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Even if you are not gluten intolerant, I am not so sure that gluten is that good for you. The kids are adorable!

Gail Dixon said...

Awww, your little pickers are so cute! The recipe sounds really wonderful.

Debby Ray said...

Mmm the dessert looks so light and refeshing...I can almost taste those beautiful berries now! We got a bucketfull last a week or so ago and they were so sweet and juicy! My hubby is like your John... a strawberry shortcake kinda guy. My mom used to make a wonderful strawberry/rhubarb cobbler...mmmm!

Red Rose Alley said...

Judy, this strawberry dessert looks simply delicious. And what a cute picture of the little ones with their basket of strawberries.

I hope you had a nice Mother's Day doing all the things you love. Have a splendid week.

~Sheri

Lynne said...

I better not let my husband see this . . .
He will put me to work!
(I will have to surprise him . . .)

"E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

you had me at strawberries. i am drooling. i so wish for a few please. fresh strawberries are the bestest in the westest, eastest, northest, southest, any where!! ha. ha!! ( :

September Violets said...

This looks yummy! Just looking at strawberries makes my mouth water ... seriously. I have a wonderful recipe for 'strawberry Devonshire cream pie', which is a whole lot of delicious, but probably not gluten free. Your berry pickers don't have enough berry juice around their mouths. Are you sure THEY picked those strawberries?! I once did that for a summer job ... took all the fun out of it ;)
Wendy

ladyfi said...

Mmm - looks so delicious!

Karen S. said...

Oh they are just the sweetest those two. Such a yummy and healthy idea!

Margaret Adamson said...

I have sent this recipe to my daughter who is gluten free. Love the shot of the boys smilung

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, those are the cutest little strawberry pickers! =) I love make ahead recipes and this one sounds delicious. Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a yummy dessert! I love strawberries.. And the strawberry pickers are cute! Have a happy day!

Debbie said...

omgoodness!!!!! i want those strawberry pickers, how cute are they??!!

this looks so yummy and does not even resemble shepherd's pie!!!!

Carla from The River said...

I am lucky to say "I got to have this wonderful dessert!" Yummy!!
Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Carla

Christine said...

A perfect dessert for summer and for convenience which i Love! Thanks for sharing! Cant wait to try it!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

That looks really yummy!! Cute little pickers too!!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my baby doves which have now flown the coop!! I will be doing another post about them shortly.....

Hugs,
Deb

Nancy Shuman said...

This looks wonderful. Your berry pickers are terrific! And it's nice to know you stick with things you like, like Mr. C :).

Kim said...

What a delicious surprise to click on your lovely blog and be welcomed by your gorgeous photo of those delectable strawberries. Such a glorious photo! This dessert looks rather luscious! Thank you for sharing your recipe....I must whip it up. Thank you for visiting my blog today, Judy. 'Tis wonderful to 'meet' you!

Lynn Blaylock said...

Mmm.. I love strawberries! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

podso said...

I have a similar recipe and it is good! We're in strawberry season not, though these days it seems to extend to almost year round.

Trace4J said...

Oh my goodness yummy!
I love strawberries.
Love your cutie pie helpers too.
Woolie Hugs

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks fabulous! I ahve family members that must eat gluten free so I'm always collecting recipes I can make to serve them. I'm pinning this one--thanks, Judy!

Robyn said...

Hi Judy,
Such fun photos and beautiful kids! Love this dessert and I'm so happy berry season is here. Thanks for a great recipe :)

Conniecrafter said...

This sounds so delicious, we aren't suppose to be eating cool whip on our diet, I wonder if normal whip cream would work, may have to experiment :)

Felicia said...

I like your strawberry pickers and the dessert looks sooooo yummy

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Strawberries are only in flowers here, but I'm keeping your recipe for later in the season. You can send your adorable strawberry pickers over there in a few weeks!

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