PATRIOTIC FRUIT AND CREAM

Patriotic Fruit and Cream is a very simple yet delicious dessert that you should prepare during your 4th of July weekend.
Patriotic Fruit and Cream

Ask your kids (or your friends) to decorate the cake to form stripes and stars using chilled watermelons and blueberries – a perfect way to get everyone involved in the Independence day celebrations. The combination of fresh watermelon and blueberries along with the lightly flavored whipped cream is truly a treat. It tastes even better if you prepare it a day in advance of your party, and let it chill in the refrigerator. A beautiful sweet treat that does not require you to turn on the oven 🙂

I always prepare berries with cream during summer. This time when I went to market, I got watermelon for a great deal and also it was super sweet. So I decided to substitute strawberries with watermelon. However, if you can get hold of sweet strawberries then feel free to use it in the recipe. My family loves it both the ways.

You can also check out strawberry / raspberry shortcake or strawberries with cream.
Patriotic Fruit and Cream

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Serves : 4

Ingredients for Patriotic Fruit and Cream

Watermelon chopped – 2 1/2 cups
Blueberries – 3/4 cup
Heavy cream – 1 pint (473 ml)
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp

Steps to prepare Patriotic Fruit and Cream
  • Wash the blueberries and keep it aside.
  • Cut the watermelon into squares or any desired shape.
  • Using a beater whip the heavy cream along with vanilla extract and sugar until stiff peaks are formed.
  • You can serve it in several ways. 1) You can add fruits in a cup, top it off with whipped cream and garnish with additional fruits. 2) In a large serving bowl add a layer of whipped cream, followed by a layer of watermelon and blueberries, topped with another later of cream. Garnish the top with additional fruits.
  • Patriotic Fruit and Cream is now ready. You may serve it right away or you can let this rest in the refrigerator for couple of hours or even overnight. Personally I feel it tastes the best when its chill all the way through.

Tip:

  • Vary the amount of fruits as desired in the recipe.
  • You can substitute water melon with strawberries or raspberries if you like.

Patriotic Fruit and Cream

22 Responses

  1. It’s hard to beat berries + fresh whipped cream! What a perfect summertime dessert. I could see a big bowl of this showing up for our 4th of July party this weekend. Thanks, Kushi! 🙂

  2. Simple and delicious and you have presented it in an interesting way..

  3. looks yummy and delicious ..simple and creative ..fruit and cream…

  4. Beautiful Kushi, love that you used fruit.

  5. Perfect love this fruit and cream.

  6. Very creative yaar.. This flag reminds of kiddo’s school song. Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies;
    Fifty nifty stars in the flag that billows so beautifully in the breeze…
    simple and yummy dessert.

  7. amrita

    very nice way to celebrate independence day…

  8. What an adorable idea, Kushi! LOVE fruit and cream…perfect treat for the 4th!

  9. Terrific idea! VERY creative, not to mention tasty. And so perfect for the season. Thanks!

  10. I am truly attracted to the vibrancy and tastes.

  11. OMG… this is too pretty for my eyes ! Very very creative ! Thank you so much for sharing this fun recipe.

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