This post was sponsored by Hood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Actually, I have tons of stories about them because we’re located in Massachusetts and they’re a local brand, but Hood is our go-to brand for milk, cream, sour cream, etc. Years ago, before we moved east and started a family, Cassidy showed me this amazing bed and breakfast in Calistoga, California. Unfortunately the owner tragically passed away when Scarlet was a toddler (although baby Scarlet DID get to meet B&B owner Scarlett) but everything she made with food was like magic. She was the one who taught me that dipping strawberries in sour cream and sugar is glorious. There’s something about all of those flavors together that works perfectly.
Macerated Berries and Vanilla Cream Over Waffles:
Now, as you guessed it, this recipe calls for a Vanilla Cream that uses Hood Sour Cream. Hood Sour Cream is our pick, because it’s made with high quality ingredients. So whether it’s a holiday or every day of daily life, you can serve the best when sharing meals with loved ones.
What You Need:
6 cups mixed berries (we used raspberries, blueberries, and black raspberries)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup organic sugar or sweetener of your choice
1 pint Hood Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Hood Sour Cream
1/4 cup organic powdered sugar, or sweetener of your choice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
What You Do:
1 – First, place your berries in a large bowl and stir them until they’re well mixed.
2 – Then, remove about 1/2 of the berries, place them in a separate smaller bowl, and add orange juice and sugar.
3 – And then use a fork to smash berries and mix the orange juice and sugar in.
4 – Pour your macerated berries over the berries in the larger bowl and stir well.
5 – Then you let them sit on the counter (safely from pets) for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6 – Meanwhile, place your heavy cream, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla into a mixing bowl or mixer.
7 – Whether you’re hand mixing or using a stand mixer, mix until the cream mixture thickens and gets peaks.
8 – Make your best homemade (or frozen) waffles recipe and top them with cream, and then with berry mixture.
*You can also enjoy this cream and macerated berries mixture over scones, cake, pancakes, whatever!
And that’s that! Glorious! Did you know that Hood Sour Cream is made with real Hood Milk and Hood Cream, and it comes from farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormones (rBST)? Also, as you’ll find, it comes in tub containers as well as easy to use squeeze bottles with convenient and flexible packaging. It’s perfect for tacos, potatoes, waffles (of course), and more!
Hood Sour Cream Squeeze:
I love having the squeeze bottle for my summer baking. What recipes can you imagine creating? We also use Hood’s Sour Cream Squeeze Bottle on a daily basis! It’s perfect for adding to tacos or potatoes or whatever else we make. We pretty much always have a reason to use it, and using it in recipes is a-ok! I’d love to hear in the comments what magic you’re making!