Independence Day is filled with red, white and blue food including delicious desserts for kids! Not only can we utilize the yummy berries that are finally in season such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries but our pastry chefs all over Boston are whipping up scrumptious creations that are sure to please the whole family. While some foodies suggest high calorie desserts with extensive ingredients (not to mention extensive sugar), this selection offers easy to prepare directions as well as fuss free diet restrictions. With these delightful treats, you’ll be able to ring in the 4th of July with a bang!
Freeze Your Own Popsicles
Making your own popsicles is a simple way to invent a fast snack while still being able to control the sugar content by selecting a preferred juice. Flavors that work the best for a red, white and blue theme are cranberry, fruit punch, grape, blueberry, white grape and lemonade juices. Most of these varieties offer a low calorie and reduced sugar version so your kids will be able to cool off while slurping down a healthy Popsicle. If you really want to get fancy, you can freeze them in three separate levels by placing one layer on top of the other just as long as you freeze them one at a time.
Okay, so this sweet may not be on the healthy side but honestly, who cares! You can make this dessert an essential dish at your 4th of July barbecue table just by place a huge scoop of whip cream on top of a piece of shortbread (store bought is fine). Once you’ve started piling on the good stuff, add red and blue berries (strawberries and blueberries work best with shortcake) that will finish it off perfectly. Don’t be afraid to substitute when needed such as replacing the cream with a high quality French vanilla ice cream. photo credit: MarthaStewart.com
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This is so great you’re going to want to make these year round! Just take a strawberry and clean out the insides with a spoon delicately. Fill the middle with whip cream and top with one ripe blueberry. Place in the refrigerator overnight to allow hardening so the cream doesn’t spill out. Serve before, after and during your barbecue and watch that plate disappear within seconds!