Every once in a while, usually when I’m hungry, I think of a random recipe from my childhood. Something my mom made or perhaps my grandmother. Both were amazing cooks. This Strawberry Fluff Dessert recipe is very close to one my grandmother made for filling cream puffs. I’ve been trying to grow my collection of strawberry recipes and wanted to include some sort of whipped dessert. This one is simple, quick and has an amazing texture. It sort of melts in your mouth.
I asked my dad if he remembered what my grandmother used for her cream puff filling but he was no help. It had to be whipped cream, strawberries and sugar was our guess. The recipe I came up with worked perfectly and has just five ingredients.
The cream cheese adds a stabilizing quality and great taste. I briefly considered using real whipped cream but decided on the old stand-by of Cool Whip. Honestly, I love Cool Whip and if you wanted to cut a few calories you could use Cool Whip Lite.
Putting the portions in ball jars makes this a perfect dessert to transport or serve outside (that is if it EVER gets nice.) You could make the recipe stretch further if you used the small 4 oz. ball jars. They would look really fun stacked on a buffet. This is a make-ahead dessert too so it’s the perfect choice for a family dinner or party.
Last year I shared a recipe for Orange Fluff Jello Dessert which would also work great in jars or parfait dishes.