A strawberry dipped creamy sour cream, and then rolled in brown sugar makes these Strawberries Dipped in Sour Cream and Dark Brown Sugar, the best dessert!

hand dipped strawberry in sour cream and dark brown sugar

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Strawberries with sour cream and brown sugar is one of those great summer desserts we can’t live without!

Strawberries Dipped in Sour Cream and Dark Brown Sugar

For me it’s a nostalgic experience, bringing back memories of camping trips and warm summer nights with fresh summer berries, family and friends. We called these bites, “Kelly Bellies.”

Now that strawberry season is in full swing, I think you’re really going to love this spread, if you haven’t already served it.

Maybe you want to try a cake instead, like this Tangerine Poppy Seed Cake with Strawberries recipe!

fresh strawberries on a linen towel with a bowl of sour cream and a bowl of dark brown sugar

Friends, when I think of spring and summer, I think of sitting outside on our patio at our old house in Medford, enjoying the beautiful sunshine, sweet blossoms, hearing the pool pump buzzing, and birds chirping in the background.

These were great memories, right next to our epic strawberry patch (that I miss to this day). [See my How to Store Fresh Picked Strawberries post.]

whole strawberries on a platter with a bowl of sour cream and brown sugar

Ingredients needed for dipped strawberries

  • Strawberries
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Sour cream (use full fat because it’s creamier, and adheres to the berries better)

This recipe is meant to be casual and immediate–dip and pop in your mouth–kind of dessert!

dipping a strawberry in a bowl of sour cream

How to dip strawberries

In a bowl of rich, creamy (tangy) sour cream, dip the berry. Leave the stem on!

dipping a strawberry with sour cream on it, into a bowl of brown sugar

Roll the berry lightly in the dark brown sugar.

Eat and enjoy!

Keep on dreaming!

It reminds me of the sentimental side of C. S. Lewis.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C. S. Lewis

After a recent hike, my hubby and I sat and took in the view of the mountains and beautiful river in the valley, and we talked about our dreams.

These days we take resting, listening, and waiting very seriously. We both are healthy, we have a lot of energy, a lot to give away, and we feel new things are on the horizon. There’s so much to learn about our world right now, too.

Part of dreaming means that you are open to God actually stepping in and moving you.

a hand-dipped strawberry with sour cream and brown sugar

On a tasty, summery, sweet note, I want to share my favorite way to eat a strawberry, and the story behind it.

Strawberries dipped in sour cream and dark brown sugar

Growing up, we called this recipe Kelly Bellies. Because our friend Kelly showed us the trick. The year? Probably 1969-1970.

You have to start with beautiful, bright red, strawberries. I say use smaller berries. The problem with the extra large strawberries is, you’ll want to double dip.  If no one cares, go ahead and serve large ones. But for a quick dip for a large group of people–no double dipping allowed :) Use small berries!

Set out a bowl of dark brown sugar (yes, dark is richer and the best). Oh, or use coconut sugar.

A bowl of sour cream (yes, Greek yogurt works, too, but we love sour cream).

Then you start dipping.

I’ll let you experience it yourself, but if you’re entertaining, this is a fun, casual dessert to serve with individual dipping bowls.


bowl of dark brown sugar and a bowl of sour cream, surrounded by fresh strawberries

More strawberry desserts

Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Parfaits {RE}

Strawberry Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake {Noble Pig}

hand dipped strawberry in sour cream and dark brown sugar
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Strawberries Dipped in Sour Cream and Dark Brown Sugar

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 2 pint fresh strawberries, cleaned (preferably large)
  • 1 cup sour cream, (full fat is best)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar


  • Wash strawberries and serve on a platter or tray, with 2 bowls of sour cream and dark brown sugar.
  • Dip strawberries into sour cream and then again in the bowl of brown sugar; ENJOY!


Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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a giant strawberry dipped in sour cream and dark brown sugar