Strawberries with whipped cream has always been a light, refresh, and delicious treat. These adorable little strawberry Santa's take that to a whole new level by turning up the cute factor to ten! They only take about twenty minutes to prepare and they are sure to be a hit with kids, friends, and family!
You can substitute mascarpone cream in place of whipped cream for an even more stable shape, and add more color sprinkles if you want to give your little Santa's a bit more detail. These tiny Santa's are make a great (not-too-sweet) addition to any holiday spread. Enjoy!
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
Cut the hulled-side strawberries so they can stand up on a plate. Slice the tip off each strawberry to make the 'hat'; set aside.
Beat cream and confectioners' sugar in a glass or metal bowl until soft peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the whipped cream will form soft mounds.
Use a piping bag to pipe a large dollop of whipped cream on top of strawberry base for the 'face' and 'beard'.
Set the 'hat' atop the 'face'. Add a dot of whipped cream, using a toothpick, on top of the 'hat' for the 'pom-pom' and 2 dots on the strawberry base for 'buttons'.
Place 2 sprinkles on the 'face' for 'eyes'.