Berries and Cream

Berries and cream have been a classic combination that can be served in various forms. From a classic strawberry shortcake or a gooey berry cobbler to a simple bowl of berries and whipped cream, you can’t go wrong with this winning flavor combination. Here’s a basic recipe for berries and cream that you can customize to your liking.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh mixed berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey or sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the berries, honey or sugar, and lemon zest. Let this mixture sit for 10-15 minutes to soften and marinate the berries.
  2. Meanwhile, use a large bowl and a whisk or electric mixer to beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form. If desired, add the vanilla extract at this point.
  3. Divide the berry mixture into individual bowls or dishes. Top each dish with a spoonful of the whipped cream. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

This easy and delicious berries and cream recipe is a real crowd pleaser and a fantastic way to enjoy the sweet flavors of fresh berries. It can also easily be customized for a variety of dietary needs – simply use non-dairy whipped topping in place of the heavy cream for a vegan-friendly option. Serve up this timeless treat for a classic dessert that’s sure to be a hit!  

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