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Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberries Romanoff are one of my best memories of working at Le Parisien Restaurant in Salt Lake City, and this is always a hit! And berries have less sugar than other fruits, so if you use the sweetener I recommend this is surprisingly low in carbs!

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When I keep noticing ripe juicy strawberries every time I go to the market, I start thinking about Strawberries Romanoff, a dessert that I learned to make in college when I worked at a French restaurant in Salt Lake called Le Parisien. The restaurant closed in 2001, but I have great memories of the place, and Strawberries Romanoff was one of their signature desserts.

The restaurant served the strawberries with small bowls of sour cream and brown sugar for dipping, but through the years I developed a preference for whisking the brown sugar and sour cream together and mixing it with the cut strawberries. Now that I’m not eating much sugar, I make this with sour cream and Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) which is still really tasty!

Of course berries are lower in sugar than many other fruits, so if you use the Golden Monkfruit Sweetener this is actually pretty low in carbs, but go ahead and make it with brown sugar if you don’t care about that. But make this soon, while you can still get those ripe juicy strawberries that taste so good this time of year.

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How to Make Strawberries Romanoff:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. You need juicy ripe red strawberries for the best flavor. If you can get locally grown strawberries, even better.
  2. Cut the strawberries into halves or fourths to make same-size pieces.
  3. Then whisk together the sour cream and Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or other sweetener of your choice.
  4. Gently combine the sour cream and sweetener mixture with the strawberries. That’s it!

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Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberries Romanoff

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Strawberries Romanoff are one of my best memories of working at Le Parisien Restaurant in Salt Lake City, and this easy dessert has been a hit with everyone I’ve made it for!


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (see notes)
  • 2 T Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (see notes)


  1. Be sure to buy the reddest and ripest strawberries you can find for best flavor.
  2. Rinse strawberries, then cut big ones into fourths and smaller ones into halves.
  3. Put cut strawberries into a medium-sized bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream and Golden Monkfruit Sweetener, or sweetener of your choice.
  5. Taste for sweetness to see if you want to add more sweetener.
  6. Gently combine sour cream mixture with cut strawberries, divide into four small dishes, and serve.


I prefer Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) for this recipe, but use any sweetener of your choice. You can use regular or light sour cream, whichever you prefer.

Recipe inspired by Strawberries Romanoff at Le Parisien Restaurant.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Easy Strawberries Romanoff made with an approved sweetener, would be Phase two or three for the South Beach diet. And berries are lower in carbs than many fruits and this is surprisingly low in carbs when it’s made with sweetener, so it’s great as a treat even for traditional low-carb diets, although maybe not for Keto.

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    30 Comments on “Strawberries Romanoff”

  1. I’m going to make this on Sunday! Thanks for this, Kalyn!

  2. How do you think plain greek yogurt would work instead of sour cream?

    • Of course the yogurt will be a bit more tart, but I think it will not be bad at all, especially for people who like yogurt.

  3. Natalie, hope you enjoy it. I haven't tried the Sugar Twin brown sugar; will have to check it out.

  4. I'm making this for dessert tonight! I'm going to use Sugar Twin brown sugar to cut the amount of sugar even more, and make it more Phase 2 friendly!

  5. This brings back memories. I remember eating strawberries with my family when I was young by dipping the strawberries in sour cream followed by brown sugar. What a treat it was! This sound like another great way to enjoy that flavour combo.

  6. i'll have to try this! recently started weight watchers and really need to watch what i'm eating. this sounds fab!

  7. YUM!!!!

  8. Brett, I don't use fat free sour cream because it has added sugar, which I want to avoid. If you don't care about that, go ahead and use it.