Two Ingredient Tuesday: Strawberries + Whipped Cream = Santa Claus!

If you’re looking for a holiday-themed dessert that will give your kids a chuckle, this is about as easy as it gets.  Pick yourself up a can of whipped cream and a pint of strawberries, and you’re good to go.  I know we are among the lucky ones in California because we can still get strawberries through the dead of winter (yes, they still call it winter here – though as my 4-year old likes to remind me, “it doesn’t snow in our land”.)  But it doesn’t really matter if your strawberries are not the tastiest ones — you’re topping them with whipped cream, after all.

All you do is cut off the stem end (toss that) and slice a little hat off the top (save that.)  Put a dollop of whipped cream on for a beard and another, smaller dollop on for the hat.

Adorable?  I think so.  I’m sharing my kinda sloppy Santas above (apologies for the poor lighting!  It’s winter after all, and practically dark at 4:30…argh.)  If you’re very gourmet and happen to have black sesame seeds in your pantry, you can add them for eyes (it does make him look a lot more like Santa) — and you’ll have something along the lines of my inspiration here:

In either case, I bet your kids will scarf them up, as mine did, and clamor for more.  Good news is that a can of whipped cream lasts for at least 2 pints of strawberries, plus a few mugs of hot cocoa, as a bonus.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

What are your (or your kids’) favorite holiday treats?

6 Replies to “Two Ingredient Tuesday: Strawberries + Whipped Cream = Santa Claus!”

  1. Brilliant! I think I can use marshmallow whip or frosting to make these dairy free for my son. My favorite holiday treat is my mom’s fudge.

  2. Awesome! Thanks for this! Artificial dye free… for my girlie who never gets to have the *fun* treats thanks to hives on her face from artificial dyes.. I can surprise her with this one. 😀

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