Cherries in the Snow is a quick and easy dessert.
That’s just partly why it ranks as one of the best dessert recipes.
It’s also one of the most patriotic.
Look at that. Just look at it. It’s vibrant. It’s photo-worthy. It’s fantastic.
You wouldn’t know that something that tastes so good would be convenient and quick too.
Patriotic Desserts: Cherries in the Snow
Just in time for the 4th of July, Cherries in the Snow is simple to make so you can finally spend less time cooking and cleaning up and more time enjoying all the great Indiana festivals and events going on right about now.
It seems as though there’s a different festival every day.
I love this time of year, don’t you?
Small towns are busy and bustling.
All of those seasonal ice cream parlors are in full swing. Playgrounds and parks are full of people. Bike paths and walking trails are receiving plenty of use.
Everyone is having a great time enjoying the warmth of summer.
Our festivals are just another excuse to socialize and eat fair food.
But, I suppose we all need a break from the constant onslaught of fried fair food, those cheesy fries, elephant ears, and funnel cakes that make up a huge part of any good summer’s diet.
That’s where this dessert comes in. You don’t have to take a big break from the fun of summer to make a dessert for the next pitch-in.
This no-bake dessert is cold and creamy right from the fridge. Cherries in the Snow makes a great ending to a hot summer day. Bonus? It’s also flexible.
Cherries in the Snow can also be made with blueberry pie filling or any other fruit filling of your choice.
Personally, I love the dramatic look of red and white.
Make sure to serve this one cold right out of the fridge. Don’t let it sit around before digging in. It makes a difference.
This is from a nice church cookbook: Mary and Martha’s Kitchen from the United Methodist Church in Rensselaer, Indiana. I always make it a point to look at local antique shops for church cookbooks.
While I’ve seen a few church cookbook duds here and there, so many have possessed recipe classics or have become new favorites in our home.
Best of all, you can usually obtain them for a great deal. I do love a bargain.
Either way, take a look at antique shops near you and see what you can find.
My bet is you’ll discover a wealth of new recipes like grandma used to make.
Best Dessert Recipes: Cherries in the Snow
Do you have any great dessert cookbooks? Where did you buy it? What do you make from it? Do tell in the comments section below.
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