Thursday, June 12, 2014

Strawberries with Chamomile Cream

I recently attended a lecture at our gardening center all about strawberries.

I used to have strawberries in my garden, but they kind of peetered out over the last couple of years.  So I decided to start a new patch and picked up some strawberry plants.  There are many reasons I like to have strawberries in the garden.  They are pesticide free, they taste really good and they spread naturally.  Start with just a few strawberry plants and within a couple of years, you will have quite a strawberry patch!  But, the best reason I like to have my own strawberry patch is because I can sneak out there early in the morning, while I still have my pjs on, and plop fresh ones right into my cereal.  Not that I have, but I could if I wanted too.  :)

One of my favorite varieties is the Alpine Strawberry, small but super sweet!  But, any variety will do.  The flavor from a homegrown strawberry cannot be beat.  But a really fun way to serve strawberries is with chamomile cream.


1 cup chilled heavy cream, divided into two halves
2 chamomile tea bags
1 Tbsp sugar
2 cups fresh strawberries

Heat 1/2 cup heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium high heat until bubbles form around edges of the pot.  Remove from heat.  Add chamomile tea bags and let steep for 20 minutes.  Transfer to a medium bowl, cover and chill until cold. (about 2 hours)

Remove tea bags and add remaining 1/2 cup cream and 1 Tbsp sugar.  Using an electric mixer, beat chamomile cream until soft peaks form.

Serve with strawberries.

The chamomile flavor is such a wonderful addition to the cream and really goes well with the strawberries.  Totally something different than regular ol' whipped cream.

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,

1 comment:

  1. Chamomile Cream?? Yes please!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!