Strawberries Romanoff are one of my best memories of working at Le Parisien Restaurant in Salt Lake City, and I’ve loved them for years! I make this for an amazing but easy dessert whenever I have fresh strawberries!
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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 which gives that amazing brown sugar taste! Make this soon, while you can still get those ripe juicy strawberries that taste so good this time of year!
What ingredients do you need?
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- fresh strawberries
- sour cream
- Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link)
Can you use a different sweetener for the Strawberries Romanoff?
At the restaurant the Strawberries Romanoff was made with brown sugar, and of course you can use that if you don’t care about the carbs so much. But if you’re going to make it with sweetener, I think the Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener that I recommend gives the closest to that brown sugar taste. But if you don’t want to buy that just for this recipe, I’m sure any type of sweetener you like will still taste good in this.
Can you use other berries in this recipe?
At the restaurant they never used anything but strawberries for the Strawberries Romanoff that was so popular with our customers. But if you wanted to make this with a mix of berries like raspberries, blackberries, or even blueberries, I think that would also be delicious!
Are Strawberries Romanoff low in carbs and gluten-free?
Berries are lower in sugar than most other fruits, so if you use the Golden Monkfruit Sweetener I recommend, this is actually pretty low in carbs. Check the nutritional information and see what you think! And this easy dessert is also naturally gluten-free as long as you use a gluten-free sweetener.
How to Make Strawberries Romanoff:
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- You need juicy ripe red strawberries for the best flavor. If you can get locally grown strawberries, even better.
- Cut the strawberries into halves or fourths to make same-size pieces.
- Then whisk together the sour cream and Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or other sweetener of your choice.
- Gently combine the sour cream and sweetener mixture with the strawberries. That’s it!
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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)
- Be sure to buy the reddest and ripest strawberries you can find for best flavor.
- Rinse strawberries, then cut big ones into fourths and smaller ones into halves.
- Put cut strawberries into a medium-sized bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream and Golden Monkfruit Sweetener, or sweetener of your choice.
- Taste for sweetness to see if you want to add more sweetener.
- 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.
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.
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 original 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”
I’m going to make this on Sunday! Thanks for this, Kalyn!
My pleasure Donna! Hope all the Kellys will enjoy it!
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.
Natalie, hope you enjoy it. I haven't tried the Sugar Twin brown sugar; will have to check it out.
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!
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.
i'll have to try this! recently started weight watchers and really need to watch what i'm eating. this sounds fab!
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.