Written by : Kate Chynoweth

Mixed Berry Shortcake

Did you know strawberries and blueberries and two of the healthiest foods on the planet? Then again, do you really need an excuse to eat this outrageously delicious dessert?

Mixed Berry Shortcake

Enjoy this treat any time of year!

This delicious berry dessert is super-quick and easy if you opt for store-bought individual shortcakes (available in supermarkets throughout the spring, during “strawberry season”), or you can use slices of homemade or store-bought pound cake—or any kind of biscuit or cake you like—as the base. Freshly whipped cream is a classic topping, but for a healthy alternative, try Greek yogurt sweetened with a spoonful of honey.

Serves 6

4 cups mixed fresh berries, such as strawberries and blueberries
2–4 tablespoons sugar

6 pre-made shortcakes or slices pound cake

1 cup whipping cream or yogurt

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

½ teaspoon of vanilla

A few leaves of fresh mint (optional)

Gently wash all the berries, hulling the strawberries and slicing them in half. Place berries in a bowl, stir in the sugar and set aside and place in the refrigerator until ready, for at least one hour.

To make the whipped cream, using a stand mixer or electric beater, beat the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.

Spoon berries over each pre-made shortcake and top with the whipped cream or yogurt. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

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