I have to tell you - I can't take credit for this new recipe. This Fruit Salsa with Fresh Whipped Cream recipe was all my husband's idea. I was on my way to the store when I called Richy and asked him what we could make for dessert - something new that would work for a summer cookout.
For the past few weeks, he's been making a lot of fresh salsa out of our garden (it's ah-mazing), so he had the idea to switch it up and make fresh fruit salsa instead. We both named off a few different fruits for me to add to my grocery list and voila - this light, refreshing, easy dessert was born!
Our tiny hometown grocery store doesn't always have a huge variety of fresh fruit so I had to go with what was available. We ended up with apples (two kinds), peaches, strawberries, and blueberries.
The beautiful thing about this recipe is you can change up the fruit based on what's in season or available where you live. I would've loved to maybe add a kiwi, some grapes, and maybe raspberries had there been any available.
Considering the nature of my work (hello, cake decorator & baker!), sugar is a huge part of my life. However, as I get older, I've been trying to be more aware of what I'm eating and trying to find ways to reduce my sugar intake.
SPLENDA® Sweetener Products are my favorite sugar substitute so I decided to try this New SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia and Sugar Blend in this recipe and it was perfect! Even my husband loved this and he's usually the first to point out when I've used less sugar.
Fruit Salsa with Fresh Whipped Cream
So I started by simply dicing up the fruit really small. I used a peach, a Granny Smith apple, a Pink Lady apple, 5-6 strawberries, and ½ cup blueberries. Then I tossed it altogether, and sprinkled ¼ cup of SPLENDA® Sugar Blend over the top and tossed it together again.
I set that aside to let the fruit mascerate and made the fresh whipped cream. Ladies and gents... there's nothing better in the world than fresh whipped cream. When you add it to fresh fruit - it's seriously a match made in heaven.
It's so simple - all you need is heavy whipping cream, some SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia and Sugar Blend and a teaspoon of vanilla (I make homemade). I use the whisk attachment on my immersion blender and within minutes, it's ready!
Now - here's where you have options. This Fruit Salsa with Fresh Whipped Cream is perfect all on it's own. Or you can get a little fancier and use it as a topping on pound cake, cheesecake, or any number of other desserts.
For my family, the younger boys and my husband preferred eating the Fruit Salsa with Fresh Whipped Cream by itself. The other kids and I used it as topping on slices of pound cake. Yum-Yum!
This dessert is perfect for summertime - it's light and refreshing and easy! Great for an afternoon BBQ or dessert with friends by the poolside. And as a bonus - when you use SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia and Sugar Blend, you can feel better about having less added sugar in your dessert!
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This Fruit Salsa with Fresh Whipped Cream is a light, cool and refreshing dessert - perfect for summerime BBQ's or relaxing by the pool.
- 1 peach, peeled
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled
- 1 Pink Lady apple (or any other sweet apple), peeled
- 5 strawberries
- ½ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia and Sugar Blend
For the Fresh Whipped Cream
For the Fruit Salsa, finely dice all of the fruit and mix together in a medium mixing bowl. Sprinkle the SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia and Sugar Blend over the top and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Top the fruit with the whipped cream and enjoy or use as a topping on cake, cheesecakes, or a cream pie.