PLEASE NOTE: I’ve fine-tuned the recipe to prevent it from collapsing and to have better defined layers.
Okay, I’m late. Like real late. Mother’s Day was last Sunday and I’m now just posting my Mother’s Day dessert. I have a good excuse! You see, I last track of time and over-baked the dessert I planned to share last week. And while it tasted good, it didn’t look super pretty. So I explained to my Mom who was very understanding. I also decided to give her a choice between two desserts and she choose the Strawberry Cheesecake Lush. Another good decision by my Mom since it is impossible to over-bake a no-bake dessert.
But before I share that super delicious dessert with you, I’m going to talk about a few of the things that make my Mom super.
Sure, all Moms have some superpowers, like the kind that knows when you’re thinking mischief. I have that superpower too. Granted, Max is always thinking mischief, whereas I only think about making mischief 25% of the time, although my Mom may feel differently. But those aren’t the superpowers I want to talk about today.
The Green Thumb Power
I am a plant serial killer, while my Mom’s thumb is so green that the Jolly Green Giant is envious. When I moved from Minneapolis to LA, I had quite a few house plants that I gave to my Mom because the moving company said they wouldn’t survive the move. Most were in okay condition (which means they were alive). I moved at the end of September and that Christmas when I came home to visit, I didn’t even recognize them. They were so big. So healthy. And so scared that I was going to take them back. 😀
The Stain Remover Power
I am the kind of gal who throws all her laundry in the wash and says a prayer, hoping for the best but expects the worst. My Mom apparently does some sort of voodoo dance to take stains out. Seriously. (Okay, she probably doesn’t do voodoo but maybe she has a magic wand. Or Tide). I will be 42 years old this summer and still bring stained clothes home for my Mom to wash. That’s right. I bring clothes 1500+ miles for my Mommy to wash. Shut. Up.
The Family Power
Our family is close-knot and steeped in tradition. This seemed very normal to me growing up. It wasn’t until I left home that I realized this was unfortunately not a reality for many people. I am so incredibly grateful and fortunate to be blessed with a supportive and loving family. My Mom hosts many family dinners and holiday celebrations, full of love, laughter and good food. We have family traditions, like Christmas Eve, that are sacred. I owe a blanket apology for the teen years and many thanks to my Mom for helping instill the love of family in me.
A Dessert Fit for a Super Mom
My Mom and I have a shared affection for strawberries. And living in California, I have access to the very best strawberries. This dessert is a great showcase for those juicy, sweet berries too. I also love that it’s a no-bake dessert, which is perfect as the days are getting warmer and I appreciate not needing to turn on the oven.
I’ll be honest; these aren’t fabulous pictures. It’s an incredibly tasty dessert but hard to cut and make look pretty. Regardless, I’m looking forward to making this for Mom when I go home in a couple of weeks. And you can bet that I’m bringing some of those good California strawberries home with me to make this dessert for my Mom. I strongly recommend you treat your Mom (or Dad for Father’s Day) or anyone you love with this sweet, decadent dessert. It’s the perfect summer dessert!