Peaches and cream with blueberries

Aimee Fortney

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Bathing suit season may be here, but that does not have to mean no more desserts.

Peaches and cream

Summer is here and we all feel that we need to look our very best. That is actually easy to do when we can eat our very best at the same time! Fresh peaches or berries are available at produce stands and farmers markets, so you can stock up on these summer favorites, freezing them easily for your favorite summer dishes. Take fresh peaches or berries and serve them in a martini glass with homemade whipped cream for a light, yummy dessert. We eat with our eyes first, so dress up the fruit in a pretty martini glass and enjoy a surefire way to have the best of both worlds.

Peaches and cream with blueberries

Ingredients:

  • Fresh sliced peaches and blueberries -- or you may use strawberries or blackberries
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Directions:

  1. Place bowl and beaters in freezer to chill while preparing fruit.
  2. Slice peaches and toss with a bit of sugar, if needed.
  3. Beat heavy whipping cream in a chilled bowl with a hand mixer and slowly add sugar. When soft peaks are formed, stop beating (or you will have butter!).
  4. Place peaches in a chilled martini glass and toss in a couple of blueberries.
  5. Top with homemade whipped cream.

Flavor your whipped cream

For a boost of flavor, add some of these items to your cream:

  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Cocoa powder
  • Ginger
  • Lavender
  • Fresh mint or mint extract
  • Fresh basil
  • Rosemary

Add toppings

Add a little pizzazz to your dessert by offering several toppings to choose from:

  • Shredded coconut
  • Sliced almonds, walnuts or pecans
  • Chocolate chips
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Sprinkles
  • Crushed candy

Try these other fresh fruit recipes

3 Fruit dessert
Fresh fruit bruschetta
Fresh fruit dip

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Aimee Fortney
Aimee Fortney is “Not the Perfect Cook.” Retiring at age 31 as a bilingual political consultant, Aimee is now a cookbook author, blogger, recipe developer and inspirational food lover, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Aimee can be seen on Nashville’s WSMV and you can read her blogs, recipes and funny, “Not the Perfect Cook” adventures as she strives to keep families out of the drive thru, cooking at home (on a budget) on her website, wwww.aimeefortney.com and follow her on twitter, @aimeefortney.