Wednesday, July 2, 2008

4th of July Berry Blast

Barrie has put it out there in Blogger World, anyone who has great 4th of July side dishes or dessert recipes to post them for all of our enjoyment. Her thinking was we would all most likely wind up somewhere on the 4th and would need to bring along something scrumptious.

So, here is mine. This is an easy one, but my kids just love it and they love making it.

4th of July Berry Blast

This is a super easy fruit parfait. So simple, your kids can make it. It looks prettiest in tall glasses or fancy glasses for martinis, champagne, sangria, etc.
  • Wash blueberries and strawberries.
  • Set Blue berries aside.
  • Cut the stems off the strawberries and then slice. Set aside

To make home-made whipped cream(or buy some at the store):

  • buy heavy cream - now in some stores you can find fat free heavy cream, or 1/2 and 1/2. You'll never taste the different.
  • pour cream in bowl. Use whisk or hand mixer and begin whipping until it is almost stiff - not all the way.
  • add a teaspoon of vanilla and sugar to taste
  • continue whipping until you can make peak.

Layering the Parfait

  • begin with a dollop of whipped cream in the bottom of all the glasses, then layer with strawberries, whipped cream, blue berries, whipped cream, etc until the glass is full.

And viola! It is so simple and really delicious. Every time I make it, it is such a crowd pleaser. Everyone is drawn to the pretty glasses and the red, white, and blue dessert.

Enjoy! If you want to play along in this 4th of July recipe blogger-share, please post on your blog a fun and delicious side dish or dessert and then reply back so we can go and check it out.

Happy 4th Everyone!


Barrie said...

This looks delicious and pretty!

Thanks for joining in!

Dawn Buthorn said...

I don't have any recipes to share, but I wanted to wish you a happy 4th and tell you that your recipe looks delish!

Jason said...

This sounds so tasty. And I like easy things. I was denied the gift of kitchen grace, ha.

Rebecca Gomez said...

Ah, that sounds so pretty and tasty. Alas, I have no special fourth of July recipes to share. The last time I went to a Fourth of July picnic I brought a watermelon. Delicious, but not nearly as exciting as a patriotic parfait!

Sheri Perl-Oshins said...

It was fun Barrie. And you have a great blog. See ya soon over there!

Oh Dawn and Rebecca, I'm sure you have some side dish you always make. but don't fret, if you don't have one to share, now maybe you'll have some to steal...

Hey Jason, welcome! You are too funny! Yes, my husband was also denied the gift of kitchen grace too, but even this is full proof for those kitchen-challenged people!

BTW Becky, how've you been!

Hope you're all enjoying your summer and I'll be by to your blogs to see if you have posted any yummy delights!

Happy 4th everyone!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Hi Sheri!

You stopped by my blog, so I'm popping by to say thanks and HI!

We were away on vacation last week, just got home and trying to catch up with everything. It was nice to be unplugged for a week but ACK, catching up with everything is hard. :)

Take care,

Sheri Perl-Oshins said...

Yes, Hi Lisa and thanks for visiting my blog. A vacation is always nice, but the price to pay when you return is hefty!

See you on your blog again, I am sure...

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