These blueberry strawberry shortcakes are the perfect summer dessert. They're easy to whip up and so satisfying.
What could be better than this delicious blueberry strawberry shortcake on a hot summer day?
Nothing! This classic dessert is the perfect way to cool down and enjoy the best flavors of summer.
Fresh berries, whipped cream that tastes like cheesecake and a fluffy shortcake. Yum!
I like these because they're a fabulous red white and blue dessert. Which makes it a great 4th of July dessert.
Vanilla dessert shells: We wanted to keep this super easy and simple. So we grabed a couple packages of these. They're basically a ready made shortcake. But you could use your favorite shortcake recipe instead.
Fresh Strawberries: The star of any type of strawberry shortcake recipe is of course, the strawberries. Use fresh, as frozen will end up mushy.
Blueberries: The other star ingredient for this recipe is the blueberries. Again, fresh blueberries, not frozen.
Other berries: Since it's summer, we had a few other berries on hand including blackberries and raspberries, but these are optional. You could substitute them for more strawberries and blueberries.
Cream cheese: To add a creamy, cheesecake flavor to our "whipped cream" topping. Let it come to room temperature for a smoother filling.
- Granulated sugar
- Pure vanilla extract
Start by slicing up strawberries and set them aside with the rest of your berries.
Then you can start making the "Whipped cream" filling. It's not really whipped cream, but the creamy texture and flavor is amazing.
Start by placing the sugar, cream cheese, milk and vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl.
Using a hand mixer on medium speed, mix all of the ingredients until everything is cream and smooth.
Keep mixing the cream cheese mixture until the filling is fluffy and creamy and soft peaks form.
Now it's time to start filling the shortcakes. Fill each shortcake with a generous amount of the cream cheese filling.
Then cover each shortcake with the sliced strawberries, blueberries and any other berries you may be using.
And that's it! It's seriously just that easy. And I promise, they'll be gone in less time it took to make them.
Milk: Instead of milk you can use heavy cream to create a cream cheese whipped cream. It'll come out richer and fluffier at the same time.
Whipped cream: Or you can forgo making the filling mixture and just use a package of whipped cream like cool whip instead.
Berries: My favorite summer desserts include the berries of summer! We used strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. But you can easily substitute the blackberries and raspberries for double the strawberries and blueberries.
Shortcake: You can easily substitute the dessert shells with angel food cake, shortcake biscuits or your favorite homemade shortcake recipe.
Unfortunately these don't keep very long. The filling will keep in the fridge up to 3 days. But the once assembled it's best served immediately.
These blueberry strawberry shortcakes are a delicious summer dessert perfect for a 4th of July party or outdoor BBQ.
For the Shortcakes
- 8 vanilla dessert shells
- 3 ounces blackberries
- 3 ounces raspberries
- 3 ounces blueberries
- 6 strawberries, diced
For the Filling
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 package cream cheese, room temperature (8 ounces)
- ¼ cup milk, at room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl place sugar, cream cheese, milk and vanilla extract.
- With a hand mixer on medium speed, beat until mixture is creamy and smooth.
- Continue mixing until filling reaches a fluffy, creamy almost whipped cream texture.
- Fill each dessert cup with a generous amount of filling.
- Cover with berries.
- Serve and enjoy!
Since the dessert cups are on the small side, you won't be able to fit a ton of berries in them. I like to add additional berries on the side.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g