Bamboo skewers are threaded with brownies, blueberries, strawberries, and marshmallows for a fun and patriotic treat!
Serving Size: 24 skewers
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Kids and grown-ups will clamor for these frozen strawberry pops made from just two ingredients: fresh, ripe berries and confectioners’ sugar. If you don’t have ice-pop molds, pour the strawberry mixture into plastic or paper cups and insert wooden spoons or sticks before freezing.
Prep: 10 mins
Total Time: 8 Hours
Yield: Makes 8
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See this? This is such an easy dessert. It looks a little fancy, doesn’t it? Don’t be put off. It only takes a few ingredients, and it doesn’t even involve turning on the oven.
This particular icebox cake is just as simple as it gets, inspired by the buckets of strawberries at the markets in late spring, and by my favorite dessert: strawberry shortcake. It has layers of graham crackers, barely sweetened whipped cream, and sliced fresh strawberries. It’s rich, but it’s hardly sweet at all.
Serves 8 to 12
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Slide those burgers over to make room on the grill for dessert. Yes, dessert! Fruits and cakes are already delicious, but grilling them makes these summer desserts irresistible. Store-bought angel food cake goes gourmet when it’s grilled and topped with sweetened balsamic-soaked strawberries.
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
PREP: 11 minutes
COOK: 4 minutes
YIELD: 6 Servings
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Strawberry shortcake, among the most beloved and enduring of American foods, consists of sweetened biscuits (shortcake) or sponge cake loosely paired with fresh berries and whipped cream. Its greatness lies in the contrasts of textures and flavors of simple cake, fruit, and cream -— hard and soft, moist and dry, sweet and tart, acid and cake. Shortcake proves the ideal base, as it is firm enough to stand up to the juicy berries and damp cream and absorbing only some of them without losing its identity or becoming a mushy mess.
Servings: Makes six 3-inch, nine 2½-inch, or twelve 2-inch round biscuits
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