On this Independence Day, we’ve got an easy recipe that will free you from baking in a hot kitchen just to create that patriotic dessert for your family’s BBQ.
My go-to dessert every summer is a simple berry fool. Even Mark Bittman adores this oldie but goodie. For me, the best part about this dessert is that it can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes and requires the help of at least one child to do the heavy whipping of the cream in a fun mason jar.
It’s also very versatile, can be made in advance, and here’s the real celebratory element – you can stuff it in a jar and carry it to your 4th BBQ picnic, as long as you keep it chilled for the ride. I recently demoed just how patriot this dessert can be, using the freshest summer berries available.
In honor of the 4th, I talked about the berry fools and a great Blueberry Bacon BBQ sauce in Sacramento last weekend:
So, check off that worry list about what amazing dessert you’ll be making for this 4th of July. We’ve got you covered. Just follow our Dreamy Creamy Strawberry Fools recipe and adapt according to which berry you want to ‘fool’ in this red, white, and blue dessert!