Simply layer white (plain or vanilla) yogurt, red berries & fruit, a spoonful of raspberry freezer jam if you want to sweeten your plain Greek yogurt just a bit, and heart-shaped oatmeal pancakes to make a heart healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. And it doubles as an activity: my boys love every opportunity to create with cookie cutters!
This year we kicked off summer with strawberry ice cream. In addition to our inaugural strawberry shortcake, we transformed some of the juicy red berries from the berry patch into a sweet and refreshing frozen treat.
Happy 4th of July! Simply serve the cake of your choice with blueberries, strawberries and homemade whipped cream for an easy and festive red, white and blue dessert. I used an angel food cake because it is light and perfect for the heat of the summer.
Parfait, French for "perfect," is traditionally a French dessert. In the United States it has transitioned into a healthy and filling breakfast or snack, typically made with yogurt, granola and berries. In the spirit of the 4th of July I layered strawberry, vanilla and blueberry yogurts with homemade granola to create a festive red, white and blue breakfast.
Homemade French vanilla ice cream, a raspberry-strawberry puree and whole blueberries unite to make a patriotic Popsicle, perfect for your 4th of July celebrations. The Rocket pops of my childhood were the inspiration behind these red, white and blue treats but my take on them is a little bit more wholesome with the addition of homemade ice cream and blueberries, raspberries and strawberries instead of sugary colored juices .
Popsicles are super easy to make as long as you have some time to let them freeze. At the most basic level all you need is some fruit juice. For extra vitamins and some oomph in flavor, I like to blend in fruit, leaving some of the berries whole and some of the other types of fruit in chunks. You can use whatever combo of juices and fresh or frozen fruit that you'd like.
Baseball strawberries are easy to make and perfect for parties and baseball game treats. Your kids will have fun decorating them, too!
Strawberry season is one of my favorite times of the year. We have to wait a bit longer here in the Pacific Northwest but I am so ready, as the arrival of the strawberry marks the beginning of summer in my book. I decided to jump-start summer with these strawberry shortcake cupcakes.
Making homemade lemonade with fruit purée was such a hit with my family that the natural progression was to turn the strawberry and blueberry lemonade into popsicles. Making popsicles is easier than you think and allows you to control the amount of sugar in them.
This rendition of homemade lemonade is tart but you can add more sugar to taste. The splash of strawberry-raspberry purée adds a summery sweetness which is a perfect balance to the tartness of the lemon.