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 long-gone 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 for a slightly different take on Strawberries Romanoff! And this is a perfect easy dessert with only three ingredients!

And now that I’m not eating much sugar, I make this with sour cream and Golden Monkfruit Sweetener which still gives it that amazing brown sugar taste! I hope you make some Strawberries Romanoff soon, while you can still get the ripe juicy strawberries that taste so good this time of year!

What ingredients do you need?

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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. But if you’re going to make it with a no-calorie sweetener, I think the Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener that I recommend gives the closest to the brown sugar flavor. However, if you don’t want to buy a sweetener 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 bet 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 recipe has only about 9 net carbs per serving. And this easy dessert is also naturally gluten-free as long as you use a gluten-free sweetener.

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How to Make Strawberries Romanoff:

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  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!
  5. Serve to your family or guests and wait for raves!

Strawberries Romanoff close-up photo in serving bowl

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Strawberries Romanoff
Yield: 4 servings

Strawberries Romanoff

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:
Berries are lower in carbs than many fruits and this easy recipe for easy Strawberries Romanoff is surprisingly low in net 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. This recipe would be Phase two or three for the original South Beach diet. 

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe for easy Strawberries Romanoff like the ones served at Le Parisien was first posted in 2006, and I have made it many, many times since then! The recipe was last updated with more information in 2024,

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