This dish won third place in the Local Flavor Recipe Contest: Strawberries, presented by Lowes Foods.

Yield: 1 serving. 

2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, divided
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 tablespoon sugar
5-6 fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled, and chopped
Cocoa powder for topping

1. In a saucepan, add mascarpone cheese, 1/4 cup almond milk, instant coffee, and sugar. Place saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until smooth. Remove saucepan from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.

2. In a blender, place strawberries, 3/4 cup almond milk, and cheese mixture. Blend until smooth.

3. Return drink mixture to saucepan to warm it up.

4. Pour strawberry tiramisu drink into a serving cup and sprinkle with cocoa powder.

About Lowes Foods

Lowes Foods
Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs nearly 9,000 people and operates over 100 full-service supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Locally owned and operated, Lowes Foods is truly a homegrown company committed to bringing community back to the table by providing customers with the freshest and most innovative local products from local suppliers. The company maintains a strong focus on exceptional customer attention with services like Lowes Foods To Go personal shopping and gas rewards discounts. To learn more, visit or follow Lowes Foods on Facebook or Twitter. Lowes Foods, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.

To see the results of the Local Flavor: Sweet Potatos recipe contest, click here.

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Wendy Perry is a recipe developer, personal chef, and Franklin County native.

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