Berry Shortcake – Red White and Blue Celebration

Happy Birthday America! We spent the fourth of July at our cabin with our friends and family and celebrated with sun, boating, lawn games, and lots of delicious food. Following tradition, we had turkey on the grill, corn on the cob, and Mike’s famous potato salad for dinner. And to finish off the perfect fourth of July meal, we served our berry shortcake with homemade whipped cream…red, white and blue!

We used Heart Smart Bisquick mix (to make it easy on ourselves). We recently discovered Heart Smart Bisquick and love not only its taste, but it’s health benefits too. This is a dessert you can feel good about eating! To add a double dipping flare to the mix, we added lemon zest and some lemon juice. The citrus in the shortcake combined with the berries is awesome! It sends off fireworks in your mouth!

The red, white and blue color of the berry shortcakes makes them perfect for the fourth of July, but you can make this dessert as the sweet ending to any summer meal. Happy double dipping!

Recipe

Serves 6

Ingredients

For Shortcakes:

  • Health Smart Bisquick
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries (sliced)

Follow baking instructions on back of Bisquick box, add lemon zest and juice to batter. When ready to serve, place berries on top of shortcake with a tablespoon of whipped cream.

For Whipped Cream:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream (about half a cup)
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

30 minutes prior to whipping the cream, place a metal bowl in the freezer to chill. This makes the whipping process go faster. Pour half a cup of heavy whipping cream in chilled metal bowl. Using an electric mixer or hand mixer, whip cream on high speed for about 30 seconds. Add powered sugar and continue whipping until cream forms. You’ll know it’s ready when you lift the beater and the cream stands.

Nutrition

Calories:   280   Carbs: 34g   Fat: 7g   Protein: 3g   Sugar: 6g   Sodium: 265mg

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