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Rarely will you find dessert recipes on my blog, but there are times it’s more than necessary. We celebrated my momma’s birthday last weekend. I can’t remember when it exactly started, but I usually am the one to host a birthday dinner with the family, to honor mom.
Usually Jason will grill outside, and I’ll take care of the sides inside. My sister (the oldest, after me), is usually in charge of dessert…except this time. As a busy mom to a very active 23-month old, she ran out of time for dessert.
…so yours truly was all of a sudden in charge of that too. Growing up, my mom loved making us strawberry shortcake. I have really fond memories of this, actually. And since we had a summer cookout (or bbq – depending on where you live/what you call it), I knew ice cream had to be in the mix!
Instead of traditional whipped cream for our strawberry shortcakes, I swapped it for a scoop, of Mayfield Homemade Vanilla. The times we did have treats in the house growing up, we almost always had Mayfield’s Moose Tracks in the freezer, so it only seemed appropriate to use their new Homemade Vanilla for this dessert, that I picked up at Walmart. Mayfield has been around since 1923, and still uses fresh cream from their own dairy with no added growth hormones. Their time-honored process harmonizes the ingredients to ensure the most authentic Southern flavors possible.
Does anyone else do that? Instinctively grab the brands you grew up with, as a kid? Whenever we have my family over, I tend to do that. It’s just classic to our family, you know?
So…this shortcake! Holy yum. I’ll be honest, I could have made my own homemade buttermilk biscuits, except this was a last minute dessert, and it was easier for me to buy a container of pre-made to pop in the oven, with the other sides I had to make. But if you have the time, make a homemade batch of biscuits! Or don’t, I’m not here to judge…
Use any fruit that you like for this shortcake dessert. My mom loved to make us strawberry shortcake, but all berries, or even peaches, with ice cream would be ah-mazing.
- 6 buttermilk or shortbread biscuits
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1.5 qt homemade vanilla ice cream (Mayfield suggested)
- Mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
- While your biscuits are cooking (homemade or store bought), gently mix strawberries in a bowl with fresh lemon juice. Allow the berries to macerate (the process of softening the fruit by its own liquid) for approx 30 minutes.
- Slice biscuit in half. Place the bottom layer (cut side up) on a plate. Spoon a few tablespoons of the strawberries with the liquid over the bottom layer. Quickly scoop the vanilla ice cream over the fruit to form an ice cream layer. Spoon another third of the macerated fruit over the ice cream. Plate the top layer of the biscuit on top of the fruit and ice cream cut side down.
- Serve immediately - enjoy!
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