Hey everyone! I promised that today I would post my favorite summer dessert recipe. Now I am not a huge strawberry fan, but this dessert has the perfect amount of fruitiness combined with the easiest cookie crust you can imagine. It is a staple in my house during the summer. I usually make it for get togethers, and then proceed to eat all the leftovers (much to my families dismay).
I was introduced to this recipe after I had my second child. I have pretty bad postpartum issues, and food is definitely the way I cope. After my first son was born it was lemon cooler cake from Costco. Second time around, strawberry freeze that was brought to us by a family in our church. Third time around I had drugs, so I was good that time. (Don't tell Tom Cruise)
I love this recipe (have you gotten that yet?). Here is the finished product...
chips ahoy cookies
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar (I actually substitute with 2 1/2 teaspoons Splenda)
12 oz. frozen berry juice concentrate
1 cup crushed strawberries
8 oz. cool whip
Start by placing the cookies in a springform pan to make the crust...
For the topping, beat the cream cheese (fat free cream cheese works well if you are wanting to cut down a bit on fat content) and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add the juice concentrate, beating well after each addition. Add the crushed strawberries. I use a food processor to get them nice and juicy...
So simple, and soooo yummy!