On the whole, we Fresh Americans are pretty healthy eaters. But we find it hard to pass up dessert, especially when it’s light, fruity, fun, and takes almost no time to make. We’re sharing one of our summer dessert favorites, plus links to several other no-bake standouts that make use of the season’s bounty of beautiful berries.
Mascarpone Cream with Fresh Mixed Berries
5 cups fresh mixed strawberries (hulled and quartered), blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries
4 ounces mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
¾ cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons limoncello
1. In a large bowl, combine the berries with 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Allow to stand for about 30 minutes.
2. In a small bowl, mix the whipping cream, mascarpone, remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons sugar with an electric mixer until combined. Add the limoncello and beat until soft peaks form.
3. Divide the mascarpone cream evenly among 4 bowls, and top with the berry mixture. Drizzle the berry juices over the cream. Serve immediately.
Four-Berry Smoothie from Southern Living
Summer Berry Trifle from Fine Cooking
Rote Grutze from Martha Stewart
Spring Fling Icebox Dessert from BHG
Now, what’s a delicious dessert without a chic table setting to serve it on? Allow us to help. Today we’re giving away a set of eight Pine Cone Hill Melody napkins and Straight Edge Key Lime placemats—a $180 value! All you need to do is leave a comment below telling us your go-to summer dessert. The contest runs from Friday, July 13, through 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 15. (Read the full rules here.)
Congratulations to our winner, Mary from Pennsylvania!