25 Jan Mixed Berries With Fresh Vanilla Cream
2 lb. fresh mixed berries (approx. 6 cups)
1 cup “chilled” heavy cream
|In a large bowl, place the orange juice, sugar, and a cup of berries. Lightly mash these berries with the back of a wooden spoon or potato masher. The goal is to crush the berries until the sugar starts dissolving. Now, stir in all the remaining berries. Set the bowl aside and allow the berries to sit (at room temperature) for 1 to 2½ hours. Occasionally stir and lightly toss the berries to increase the juiciness.|
In a medium bowl, place the seeds from the vanilla bean (simply scrape the beans out). Add the sour cream, sugar, and heavy cream. Beat the ingredients with an electric mixer (or whisk) until peaks are formed.
Place berries in small serving bowls (or Ramekins) and top with a little cream.
• This dessert is visually beautiful when served in a martini glass or small bowl with a sprig or two of fresh mint as garnish.