Saturday, June 10, 2017

Strawberry Cheesecake Snowballs


This recipe has been floating around in my thoughts for quite a while. It's one that our Aunty Pat used to make for us when we were children and would spend our summers with her and her family. 
For the life of me I couldn't remember what was in it. I thought it may have been Jello but my experiments just were not coming anywhere close to the real thing. Our aunt passed away before I had the chance to ask her for the recipe so I feared it would be one of those childhood memories that would never be recreated. 
As it happened, our sister, Orra, was down for lunch and I was reminiscing about these treats and she said that had the recipe and, even better, it was in Aunty Pat's handwriting. I cannot tell you how excited I was. I asked her to text me the recipe that day so I could make it!
You guys!!! It tastes just like I remember. 


Strawberry Cheesecake Snowballs

Ingredients
1 8oz brick cream cheese, room temp
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup frozen strawberries in light syrup, thawed and not drained
3 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup whipping cream

Directions
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Beat in the honey until well combined. Stir in the strawberries.


And stir in the marshmallows.


In a separate bowl, whip the cup of whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the marshmallow mixture.


When well combined, scoop the mixture into 12 mini cups (like Dixie cups) - each cup should hold about 1/4 to 1/3 of a cup. You will also need 12 Popsicle type sticks. I couldn't find any in town so I snapped the blades of off plastic knives and used the handles for my sticks. 


When each cup is filled, press a stick into the center of each one as far as it will go. 


Place all the cups on a cookie sheet or in a pan to make it easier to carry them all.


Freeze until solid - at least 5 or 6 hours. To enjoy - simply make a cut down the side of the paper cup and peel off.


They are light and airy and so cheesecake-y and, in case you were wondering, they are 192 calories each. 


So easy to whip up. 
You could, of course, use popsicle molds instead of the paper cups. Part of my childhood memory is having to peel the cup off before we could dig in so I am partial to the cups. :)

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1 comment:

  1. There will be a special place in Heaven for the "Keeper of the Records"! People like your sister (and me) who keep everything whether out of sentimentality or just cause we're hoarders! LOL! My sister throws everything away, detests clutter and sees no need for sentimentality as you should keep all sentiments in your thoughts and heart, not on paper and things. I'm so the opposite.

    This recipe sounds delicious! Glad you got to taste your childhood again!

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