Strawberries peaked early this year, but we still have wild berries growing our yard. They are tiny but abundantly sweet, and grow with no care at all. Berry-picking is a summer tradition here, and pick-your-own farms abound. Here are a few nearby:
- Chipman Farms, Mechanic Falls
- Ricker Hill Orchard, Turner
- Stevenson's Strawberries, Wayne
- Roaring Brook Nurseries, Wales
Nothing beats berries, all by themselves, but sometimes I dress them up a bit for special occasions. This cool dessert makes a sweet and healthy treat for your summer entertaining.
It's best to assemble this dessert just before serving. You'll need:
2 32 ounce tubs of vanilla yogurt
1 pint of strawberries
1 squirt can or about 3 cups of whipped cream
Package of vanilla Pizzelle cookies
Rinse and slice your berries. Scoop about a cup of vanilla yogurt into some pretty dessert bowls (like these!) layer sliced berries on top, about 1/2 a cup per serving. Squirt or spoon whipped cream over top.
Break four Pizzelle wafer cookies in half, and tuck two halves side by side into each bowl. Place them points down for a leaf-like decorative shape. Serve immediately. Yummy, healthy, couldn't be better!