Strawberries Romanoff | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberries Romanoff is the perfect easy, wholesome dessert to end any meal or to enjoy as a snack on it's own.  Fresh Florida strawberries are mixed with orange sugar and topped with a creamy sauce for a delicious spin on plain old strawberries and cream!

Strawberries Romanoff | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

I have to admit...I had no idea what Strawberries Romanoff was until I started doing some research on strawberry desserts.  When I found a few recipes for this treat, I knew I could throw my own spin on it.  Traditionally, this dessert calls for orange liquor.  I decided to leave the alcohol out and replace it with orange sugar.  The dessert still gets a nice orange flavor, but without the addition of alcohol so it makes it the perfect treat for the whole family to enjoy!

Lately, I've been having a love affair with Florida strawberries. They are so delicious! Fresh Florida strawberries are the best choice for Strawberries Romanoff this time of year. They are a wholesome taste of summer available all winter long! With all the indulgences of the holidays behind me, I'm looking for lighter and healthier meals and desserts. Strawberries Romanoff made with Florida strawberries fits the bill.

Florida strawberries are good for you!  Did you know that just 8 medium strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange?  In addition to vitamin C, Florida strawberries are also a good source of folic acid and potassium.  According to Yale’s Prevention Research Center, Florida strawberries are one of the most nutrient dense foods available, making them a smart choice for anyone!

Strawberries Romanoff | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Let's get cooking!

Strawberries Romanoff is super easy to assemble! 

First, make orange sugar by zesting an orange over some granulated sugar. Zest with a microplane over the sugar, so the oils and zest that come off of the orange land into the sugar! 

Strawberries Romanoff | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Next, with fingers, massage the zest into the sugar. You will smell the most amazing orange scent and this process will further release the oils from the orange zest into the sugar. 

Strawberries Romanoff | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Combine the orange sugar and fresh cut Florida strawberries.  Allow to sit for a few minutes. The sugar will draw out some of the strawberry juices and combine with the orange sugar creating a strawberry-orange syrup over the berries.

Strawberries Romanoff | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

When ready to assemble the dessert mix the strawberries once more and begin assembling. For the diet conscious, skip the cream sauce and eat the strawberries plain at this stage! Delicious!

Strawberries Romanoff | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Strawberries Romanoff

Renee Paj
Strawberries Romanoff
Fresh Florida strawberries are combined with orange sugar and topped with a cream sauce for a wholesome dessert everyone will love.


  • 3 TBS granulated sugar
  • zest of one orange (reserve a little zest for garnish, if desired)
  • about 1 pound of fresh Florida strawberries, hulled and cut in half
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (can be reduced fat)
  • 3 TBS brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Make orange sugar by combining granulated sugar with orange zest by massaging with fingers.
  2. Combine the orange sugar and the Florida strawberries. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, brown sugar, and pure vanilla extract. Set aside.
  4. In medium bowl, with electric mixer, whip cream to stiff peaks. Fold in the sour cream mixture.
  5. Spoon Florida strawberries evenly into 4 dessert bowls. Top with sauce and sprinkle with reserved orange zest, if desired. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.

Adapted from

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Strawberries Romanoff | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Florida strawberry season runs from November to April. They are available in many locations throughout Florida AND outside of Florida all winter long! I am so delighted that I can find these gems in my local grocers up here in Ohio!  If you don't see Florida strawberries on your grocer's shelves, be sure to ask your produce manager or store manager to carry them!

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  1. Nice spin on strawberries and cream!

  2. It's totally acceptable that I want to dive face first into that beautiful whipped cream, right?! This looks so delicious, I am definitely going to try making it sometime!

  3. What a beautiful picture of an epic strawberry dessert. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This looks so yummy! I can't wait to make it for my family!


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