It's starting to feel like Spring, isn't it? Even though it's still cold where I live, you can just tell the air feels different. Even some of the fruit in the stores is getting better, especially the strawberries. They smell just wonderful! When my mother in law asked me to make a dessert for Easter dinner, I was happy to oblige. I was able to find a recipe from Kraft that used strawberries and gave that taste of summer. Mine didn't turn out as pretty as the picture in the magazine, but it tasted so good!
Strawberry Whipped Sensation
4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip
8 chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos), crushed
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
Line an 8x4 inch loaf pan withh foil. Mash 2 cups of strawberries in a large bowl. Stir in condensed milk, lemon juice and 2 cups of the Cool Whip. Pour into pan.
Mix crushed cookies and melted butter. Mix throughly. Press lightly on top of mixture in pan.
Cover and freeze at least 6 hours. To serve, invert onto serving plate. Remove foil. Frost with remaining Cool Whip and top with remaining strawberries, sliced thinly.
Makes 12 servings.
"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush."