Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cool Dessert

I know the weather has been trying all over the country lately.  So why not try a refreshing summer treat?  This recipe for a frozen dessert was given to me by my friend Diane some years ago and it has been a favorite ever since.

Berry Frost

Crumb Crust:
1 cup all purpose flour                             1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar                                 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp. cinnamon

4 egg whites                                              1 pint whipping cream
1 cup sugar                                                2 cups berries
2 tbsp. lemon juice

  1. Combine the crumb crust ingredients.  Spread in a 9x13" baking pan and bake ate 350 for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.  It should be brown and crisp.  Allow to cool.
  2. Beat egg whites, sugar,  and lemon juice in a large bowl for 10 minutes on high speed--until light and fluffy.
  3. Whip the cream until stiff and then fold into egg white mixture.
  4. Fold in berries.
  5. Reserve 1/3 of the crumbs and spread the remaining over the bottom of the 9x13' pan, pressing lightly.
  6. Gently spoon on berry mixture.
  7. Top with the reserved crumbs and freeze, covered with foil and/or plastic wrap.
  8. Slice to serve.

I usually make this with blueberries, but other berries work well too.  My friend Diane makes this with a combination of blueberries and strawberries to serve at her Fourth of July party--Red, white and blue!


  1. Looks yummy. I miss all these recipes because I spend so much time away from a printer!

  2. Wow, that looks incredibly cool and delicious. I'll copy the recipe right now.

  3. That dessert looks fabulous! I think I will make it for our 4th of July picnic we go to and do the two kinds of berries too! Thanks! Happy July by the way!

  4. Looks delicious. I just got back from an ice cream place. I had earl grey ice cream. Very light and refreshing.

  5. That would be a fun dessert for 4th of July! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Ohhhh.... mmmmm... This looks absolutely scrumptious. It's a little warm here in Hawaii too and I could really use that.

  7. This looks delicious but alas I cannot have the whipping cream. I don't suppose cool whip would be quite the substitute, would it?


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