On June 14th, raise a pint — of strawberries, that is — to National Strawberry Shortcake Day. The classic combination of biscuits, strawberries and cream never fails to please a crowd, but we’re fêting the all-American dessert with five delightful recipes that call for a twist.
Don’t have time to bake biscuits from scratch? Kelsey’s Grilled Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Cream (pictured above) swaps in thick-cut, store-bought pound cake. Give the slices a quick char on the grill and load them up with glazed strawberries and tart pastry cream to form one mouthwatering dessert sandwich.
To make Bobby’s Strawberry Milkshake with Sugar Biscuit Topping, give fresh fruit, strawberry jam and vanilla ice cream a whirl in the blender. Top each glass with handfuls of sugar biscuit crumbles to complete the taste experience.
This Strawberry Shortcake Cake is dressed to impress in a sweet-and-tangy cream cheese frosting. The berry-filled beauty forgoes biscuits for two layers of moist sponge cake.
Labeling this dreamy concoction a Strawberry Shortcake Parfait makes it extra-acceptable for breakfast. The ideal single serving, it’s packed with vanilla cake cubes, white chocolate whipped cream and sliced strawberries.
Puff pastry is a superstar entertaining shortcut (see: appetizers) and doesn’t fail to do its flaky duty in Debi and Gabriele’s Italian-Style Strawberry Shortcake. With alternating layers of pastry, fruit, whipped cream and chocolate shavings, this stacked confection is a true strawberry showstopper.
Don’t want to leave the rest of the berry family out in the cold? Check out more of Cooking Channel’s favorite summer desserts brimming with blueberries, blackberries and more.