It's hard to believe that Summer officially begins next Saturday!
Although I'm not a fan of the heat that Summer brings, I am a big fan of al fresco dinners, light meals, fresh vegetables, gorgeous fruits (berries! berries! berries!), and late evening sunsets . . . all of which are a hallmark of Summer.
Our friends invited us to spend time with them for a little fun in the sun, so I wanted to bring a festive Summer-inspired dessert that would be easy to enjoy outside.
Strawberry & white chocolate cookies came to mind, but then I remembered what a hit my 'berry shortcake bar/station' was last year, so I made it for our friends' gathering this year.
It's simple to prepare . . . and so much fun to eat!
I garnished the berries on the platter with strawberry leaves from our garden.
The extra green brightened up the berries! It was so pretty and festive. But if you don't have access to strawberry leaves, then sprigs of mint would look quite pretty too.
The base of the berry shortcakes are sour cream scones.
I cluster the berries on one end, place big bowls of fresh whipped cream in the middle, and then pile fresh sour cream scones on the other end. Place a few festive napkins near the platter, and then watch your guests have fun assembling their own shortcakes!
It's a fun, light, and delicious dessert for any Summer gathering!
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