19 June 2014

It's time for this month's Improv Challenge!

The premise of the Improv Challenge is easy: each month there are two assigned ingredients.  The participants must make a recipe using both ingredients and blog about it.

This month's ingredients were berries and cream.  Classic combo.  In fact, we had done something similar a few years ago when our assigned ingredients were strawberries and cream.  I made this No-Bake Fresh Strawberry Pie.  Bad picture, but awesome pie.  I honestly didn't put too much thought into it this month.  I thought that when school got out, things would slow down around here, but quite the opposite happened!  We have been super busy ever since, so I didn't have a chance to be super creative and come up with a savory application for berries and cream.  I saw this float in the June issue of Food Network Magazine and thought it would be perfect.  

Berries & Cream Floats

Vanilla ice cream
Berries of your choice
Red soda (I used Strawberry Crush)
Whipped Cream

Layer the ice cream and berries in a glass.  Pour the red soda over all and top with whipped cream.

Makes as many as you want!

Kelsey Nixon made her own vanilla-sweetened whipped cream, but I went the lazy route and grabbed a can of Redi-Whip.  I like my desserts to be easy-peasy and this one definitely fits the bill.

I used raspberries because that's what was on sale at my grocery store.  Strawberries and blueberries would be good too.  And don't be afraid to mix them!

Desserts don't get much prettier than this one.  Perfect for summer!

Be sure to check out all the other great berries and cream recipes below and come back next month to see what I make with popcorn and peanuts.  Oh fun!


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  1. Temptation personified. It has been so hot here and this looks cooling and delightful.

  2. This looks so refreshing and delicious!