Hey Shortie: An Easy Summer Shortcake Bar with Fresh Fruit and Homemade Whipped Cream

Love this easy shortcake dessert bar for summer entertaining (especially July Fourth). It's filled with fresh fruit and homemade whipped cream...even a few edible flowers. #julyfourth #summerentertaining #dessertbar #yum #summer

I love pairing fresh seasonal fruits with something decadent for summer. So, when I started thinking about a unique desert bar for summertime get-togethers, this shortcake dessert bar quickly came to mind. Also great for July Fourth!

You can buy pre-made shortcake biscuits from Trader Joes (they’re really good, I promise) or make your own and then all you need is some homemade whipped cream and your favorite sliced up seasonal fruits. I also love sprinkling in some edible flowers, just for looks, which I can almost always find at Whole Foods in the fresh herbs section. Elevates a simple dessert to a whole other level.

How to Throw Together a Summer Shortcake Bar with Fresh Fruit and Homemade Whipped Cream. Great for July Fourth and all summer long! #summer #summerrecipes #julyfourthideas #julyfourth

My favorite fruits to include for the shortcake bar are:

  • white necatrines
  • yellow peaches
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • mango

Then you just slice everything up, and place them in individual bowls along the table, with a big pile of shortbread biscuits and a big batch of homemade whipped cream and it’s ready to go! I love this idea for summer get-togethers, like July Fourth, because it’s super easy to prep and guest can serve themselves so you can just enjoy yourself.

Make a Summer Shortcake Bar with Fresh Fruit and Homemade Whipped Cream. Great for July Fourth and all summer long! #summer #summerrecipes #julyfourthideas #julyfourth

How to Throw Together a Summer Shortcake Bar with Fresh Fruit and Homemade Whipped Cream. Great for July Fourth and all summer long! #summer #summerrecipes #julyfourthideas #julyfourth

Fresh peaches for a summer shortcake bar. Great for July Fourth and all summer long! #summer #summerrecipes #julyfourthideas #julyfourth

How to throw together a summer shortcake bar! Great for July Fourth and all summer long! #summer #summerrecipes #julyfourthideas #julyfourth

Photography Amelia Lawrence

Are you a shortcake fan? What is your go-to dessert for summer entertaining?

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That looks super delicious, what a great idea!
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Michelle

Thanks Michelle. I made these my family recently again and they were equally delicious. 🙂 Definitely going to keep making these for dessert.

Brittni

Yummy so delicious
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