Fresh fruit is the perfect complement to any summer day, and these recipes prove our point. Try these dishes the next time you have friends and family over, or if you need a healthy snack for your kids after a day of playing outside.
Who knew strawberry shortcake could be served this way? This recipe adds a fun twist to a summer favorite. Just make sure to remove the skewer before indulging!
16 2-by-1-inch chunks pound cake (about 3/4 of an 8-inch loaf)
16 medium strawberries, leaves removed, hulls intact (cut any large berries in half)
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Vegetable oil, for oiling the grill grates
Get the full recipe on the Food Network.
This summer fruit salad can be shared as a side dish, snack, dessert or even a brunch option!
3 cups watermelon, chopped
3 kiwis, chopped
2 cups grapes, halved
2 cups strawberries, chopped
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup mango pitted and diced
2 oranges, sectioned
1/2 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon honey
Get the full recipe on Spend with Pennies.
You can’t think about summer without ice cream involved, and now you can make your own at home! You don’t even need an ice cream maker for this recipe!
4 ripe medium peaches, pit removed
1 tablespoon vodka
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch kosher salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar, optional
14 ounce (400g) canned sweetened condensed milk
2 (475g) cups heavy cream
16 vanilla wafer cookies, crushed
Get the full recipe on Simply Recipes.
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