Mansikkalumi - Finnish Strawberry "snow"

Recipe by Ma Field
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 8 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 23
    cup whipping cream
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12
    cup superfine sugar
  • 3
    egg whites
  • 8
    almond rusk cookies (optional) or 8 biscotti, crushed (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine whipping cream and vanilla extract, then chill for 15 minutes (or more) in the refrigerator.
  • Mash or blend strawberries into a purée. Whip together the strawberry purée and egg whites until light and frothy, gradually adding baker's sugar (note: the mixture will triple in volume).
  • Whip the chilled cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into the strawberry purée mixture.
  • Pour into dessert bowls or glasses, garnish with fresh strawberries, and serve immediately (can be refrigerated for up to two hours).