I love dessert. If I’m invited to your house for dinner, I will definitely be bringing a dessert with me. Part of that is because I always want something sweet after dinner, and part of that is because dessert extends the evening. And if we’re hanging out, I don’t want it to end.
In the summer, though, I don’t want a real heavy dessert. I want something that will satisfy that sweet craving, but I also want something that is light and fresh. That’s why fruit is the perfect summer dessert idea.
But let’s be honest. Bringing a bowl of fruit somewhere is a little boring. So, why not jazz it up and bring a patriotic fruit flag. It’s the perfect July 4th dessert too.
Patriotic Fruit Flag
What You’ll Need:
- 1 pound strawberries
- 1/4 pint blueberries
- 2 bananas
What You’ll Do:
Wash the strawberries. Cut the tops off them, then cut them in half lengthwise.
Cut the bananas into 1/2 inch chunks.
On a bamboo skewer, add seven blueberries. Then alternate between three strawberry slices and two banana slices. Make four skewers this way.
On another skewer, alternate between five strawberry slices and four banana slices. Make four skewers this way.
Line up the skewers with the blueberries on the left, followed by the blueberry-free skewers. Make sure the strawberries and bananas line up to create the stripes of your flag.
If you have any fruit left over, you can make a few more skewers or you can just serve it in a bowl.