Garnish with ice cream and berries for a red, white & blue July 4th dessert
This coming Thursday is July 4th. It’s Independence Day in the US — and a big cookout opportunity for many of us. What’s more, July 1 is Canada Day. So there are lots of reasons to celebrate here in North America!
The arrival of July also means that blueberries are at their best. Although blueberry bushes produce fruit from May to September in this part of the world, the peak crop always arrives toward the middle of the season. So starting about now, the year’s most flavorful blueberries are showing up in markets. And since the blueberry is a North American original, what could be more fitting for July 4th, that most American of holidays?
If you’re making a blueberry dessert for a cookout, you’d probably welcome an easy-to-make dish that can be whipped up ahead of time — and transported easily.
Blueberry Buckle, at your service.
This traditional dish is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. It’s great served neat, or you can fancy it up to create an appropriately patriotic plate: Just add a bit of vanilla ice cream and some raspberries or strawberries for garnish. Voilà! A glorious red, white, and blue dessert.