Picnic Perfect: Strawberry Shortcake Cups
Picnics are synonymous with joy, and what better way to sweeten up your outdoor gathering than with our delightful recipe for Picnic Perfect: Strawberry Shortcake Cups? Imagine the sun-kissed warmth, the laughter of friends, and the gentle rustle of leaves as you indulge in these heavenly treats. These strawberry shortcake cups are not just desserts; they are bites of pure happiness.
- 1 pound fresh, ripe strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 12 shortcake cups or biscuits, halved
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish
- Gently toss the sliced strawberries with granulated sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl. Let them macerate for 15-20 minutes until juicy.
- In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar together until soft peaks form.
- Fill each shortcake cup with a generous spoonful of the sweetened strawberries.
- Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves for a burst of color and flavor.
- Serve immediately and savor the picnic-perfect delight!
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
These Strawberry Shortcake Cups are the epitome of a summer picnic dessert. The juicy strawberries, the fluffy whipped cream, and the tender shortcake create a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. Every bite is a reminder of the simple joys of life, making it a perfect addition to your picnic basket.
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Saturated Fat: 6g
Vitamin A: 8%
Vitamin C: 45%
Make your next picnic truly memorable with these Strawberry Shortcake Cups. The combination of ripe strawberries and delicate shortcake will transport you to a world of flavor and happiness. So, gather your loved ones, spread out that picnic blanket, and enjoy the sweet moments with this delightful dessert!