A Simple Dessert or Snack Idea For Summer


Looking for a simple yet yummy snack that your friends and family will love? You will love this tasty treat that you can enjoy year-round. I promise it’s sweet and simple!

A simple summer snack or treat with patritotic oclors!

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Patriotic Celebrations Blog Hop

Today I am honored to be included in Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home‘s Patriotic Celebrations Blog Hop! If you are coming over from Stacy’s patriotic porch decorating ideas post, welcome! I’m so glad you are here. I’m sharing my favorite treat that would be perfect to enjoy on Stacy’s pretty front porch!

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My Favorite Treat

Growing up as a child I fondly remember enjoying this yummy treat.

Is it simple? Yes.

Is it healthy? Kind of.

Does it leave you wanting more? Always!

A yummy treat or snack for all to enjoy!

This simple dessert or snack idea will quickly become one of your favorite treats! It’s a “recipe” that uses only three to four ingredients and it’s so simple that anyone can make it.

Stawberries, brown sugar and sour cream are the perfect combination for a simple snack.

A Simple Dessert or Snack Idea

There really isn’t a “name” for this strawberry dessert. And I know the ingredients (strawberries, sour cream and brown sugar) sound a bit odd.

Brown sugar, strawberries, and sour cream make for the perfect summer snack or dessert.

Just trust me, they were made to be enjoyed together!

I love that it’s more of a dessert experience and I love how it can be dressed up or kept casual depending on your presentation.

We have enjoyed it at parties, 4th of July picnics, birthdays and there have even been days where my kids have it as a special snack. My mom used to have it ready for us when we came home from school and I love carrying on the tradition!

You only need threee ingredients for this yummy and simple dessert.

The best part though? At their age now they can make it themselves and they do!

So here’s the scoop! It’s really a four step process.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • sour cream
  • strawberries
  • brown sugar
  • blueberries (optional fruit)
The perfect summer snack!

1. Gather Those Ingredients

First, gather the ingredients. You will need strawberries and or blueberries, brown sugar and sour cream. Yes, I said sour cream! The sour cream is the secret/magic ingredient.

Remember, just trust me. 😉

You can also grab blueberries too if you want. Nothing is off limits!

Yummy blueberries

2. Dip the Fruit

Next, dip your strawberry into the sour cream. Use the stem or a toothpick to ensure that most of the strawberry is coated in the sour cream.

Dipping the strawberry into the sour cream is just the beginning of this yummy snack!

This will be the key to making this entire snack happen…so do not skip this step. And feel free to use light sour cream too if you want!

3. Bring on the Brown Sugar

Then, once again using the stem or toothpick roll it in the brown sugar making sure to coat with as much yummy goodness as possible! 

The brown sugar is the star of the show in my opinion.

Strawberry in brown sugar ready to be eaten!

For the blueberries use a fork to roll them and to transfer them to the brown sugar.

blueberries in sour cream

One tip I will share is to have your own little dishes full of brown sugar. It can get a bit messy and sometimes little bits of sour cream can be left behind. So individual dishes can be helpful!

4. Enjoy Your Snack

Last, enjoy this yummy treat! The sour cream is the special ingredient that adds that creamy and sour aspect while the strawberry and brown sugar bring in the sweet delicious taste! The perfect sweet and sour combination in my opinion.

strawberries, sour cream and brown sugar...the best simple snack idea!

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TIP: My sister in-law gave me this brown sugar preserver to keep my brown sugar soft and it is a game changer! 

Use this to preserve your brown sugar and keep it soft.

Simple Dessert or Snack Idea

Go ahead, enjoy as many as you want! You can thank me later. 🙂

Do you have a simple dessert or snack idea that you love too? Share it with me in the comments below! We will be having this for the 4th of July since it has all the patriotic colors. I can’t wait!

Now make sure to head over to CoCo from The Crowned Goat’s post on how to make patriotic party cones!



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  1. We used to do this when we were kids too, except we used sugar in the raw. What a great memory. Thank you for the reminder! 😊💜

    1. Looks so simple and so yummy! My grand loves strawberries. I’ll try it next time she is over. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Glad you love your new brown sugar thingy! You can actually find them all over the place online–I’ve seen them at Vermont Country Store, World Market, Bed Bath and Beyond, Sur La Table, King Arthur Flour even has their own with their logo on it–and they’re inexpensive, too! TOTAL game changer.

  3. We eat a TON of berries during the summer season so I am beyond excited to try this dessert snack, Kelly, it looks so good. On a side note, I’ve always wondered if those sugar keepers worked so I’m going to look for me one too. Hope your summer season is off to a great start, CoCo

  4. Oh my goodness! I always loved this treat as a kid. I was so excited to see it on your blog.
    Hugs and blessings to you, my friend.

  5. What a unique recipe! This has made me so curious! I can’t eat dairy, but there is a decent dairy free sour cream substitue I can try. I love strawberries dipped in anything so I think I will like it!

    Thanks so much for joining the hop. Happy Fourth of July!

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