June 14TH is National Strawberry Shortcake Day. That’s my kind of holiday! One of my earliest memories is enjoying fresh strawberries right from my grandmother’s garden. A love that has stayed with me through the years. In-fact whether it’s fresh berries, dessert or jam, Strawberry seems to always be at the top of my list.
History: Did You Know?
- The first recorded Strawberry Shortcake recipe published by Eliza Leslie in The Lady’s Receipt-Book in 1847.
- Botanically speaking, the strawberry is not classified as a true berry but is a member of the rose family.
- Driscoll’s founders began growing sweet, flavorful strawberries in Pajaro Valley, California back in 1904.
- Approximately 2 out of 3 American households consume fresh strawberries, totaling approximately 1 Billion pounds per year. That’s an average of 12 pounds of delicious, fresh strawberries per person.
One thing I like about serving Strawberry Shortcake is that it can be fancy or simple, and equally delicious.
The secret is the berries. Driscoll’s Berries!
A product of the U.S.A. Driscoll’s Berries are picked ripe, juicy and full of flavor. Our teenage daughter has always chosen healthy foods over empty calories, so we often have a bowl of strawberries, black berries and raspberries cleaned, and ready to eat in our fridge. They go perfect with breakfast or even as a snack on their own.
National Strawberry Shortcake Day is one holiday this mom can’t let pass without proper celebration! Time being a real issue this week, I decided to purchase some already made pound cake and whip topping.
The Driscoll’s Berries were delicious. Very juicy and sweet. I really like that I was able to use every berry from the package. Unlike brands I have previously purchased.
To whip up a quick dessert, I mashed about 25% of the berries, cut and mixed in the rest. That’s it! There was no need to add sugar, or even let them sit over night.
I’m not sure which is the better judge, the smiles I saw while my family enjoyed dessert together, or the empty plates. Both tell me Strawberry Shortcake with Driscoll’s Berries was a hit.
Another reason to smile is sharing the goodness of Driscoll’s Berries!
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