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The June 1952 issue of the Workbasket had a section on using strawberries and one thing that intrigued me was the “Frozen Treat,” so when strawberries went on sale I knew what I was going to make, Frozen Strawberry Treat! It was super easy and my family loved it! Only three ingredients, and SUPER easy and quick!
Frozen Strawberry Treat
An easy, quick, and affordable summer treat!
- 1 pint fresh strawberries trim off stems
- 1 pint sour cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water I admit it, I didn't count this as an ingredient.
Put sugar, water, and strawberries in a pot bring to a simmer, and then simmer for 6 minutes.
Remove from heat and mash. You can use a potato masher, a food processor, a food mill, what you have and whatever toots your flute.
Fold in sour cream
Pour into molds and freeze. You can use a large container, popsicle molds, small paper cups, individual tart molds, whatever you'd like.
It freezes pretty solid, so I don’t intend to freeze it in large portions again. I made a large flat container full, figured it would be easy to scoop, but it really freezes up. In the future I’ll be freezing it in small, single serve containers, or even better in popsicle molds. It would also be nice in a jello mold or loaf pan, then sliced into wedges or slices to serve. It makes greats popsicles because it freezes so solid and is slow to melt. One day I want to make it again and try it in an ice cream maker!
If you wanted to cut back the sugar, you probably could. It wasn’t overly sweet though. We tend to minimize sugar, but allow one small sugary item a day. Using decent serving sizes that 1/2 cup sugar was our dessert for almost a week. So it spreads out well.
I’d love to know if you make this frozen strawberry treat! Does your family love it as much as mine does?