Picnic Perfect: Strawberry Shortcake Cups



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.
**Ingredients**

  • 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

**Instructions**

  1. Gently toss the sliced strawberries with granulated sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl. Let them macerate for 15-20 minutes until juicy.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar together until soft peaks form.
  3. Fill each shortcake cup with a generous spoonful of the sweetened strawberries.
  4. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint leaves for a burst of color and flavor.
  6. 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)
Calories: 220kcal
Carbohydrates: 28g
Protein: 2g
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Sodium: 110mg
Potassium: 120mg
Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 13g
Vitamin A: 8%
Vitamin C: 45%
Calcium: 4%
Iron: 6%

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!

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