Patriotic Shortcake {Dairy-Free}

Every time I think about shortcake I think of my sister-in-law, Jacque.

Shortcake is one of her favorite desserts and you can bet I shared this delicious Patriotic Shortcake with her!

Plus, she is lactose-intolerant so the coconut whipped cream is PERFECT for her!

Step aside Cool-Whip, you’ve been replaced with a whole food option. 

Patriotic Shortcake on a white cake with a bowl of berries, coconut whipped cream and various red, white, and blue props.

If you have not tried coconut whipped cream before, no biggie.

It’s basically like making regular whipped cream with heavy cream, but you use chilled canned coconut cream or canned full-fat coconut milk. 

I prefer canned coconut cream because I think you get more bang for your buck because it seems there is a better cream to water ratio. When you chill the canned coconut cream or canned coconut milk the thick coconut cream rises to the top and solidifies while the coconut water separates and stays on the bottom. 

Be sure to save the coconut water for later too! It’s delightful in smoothies or a super refreshing drink all of on it’s own. 

Overhead shot of red white and blue shortcake. Store-bought angel food cake strawberries, blueberries, and coconut whipped cream.

By the way, don’t you just love themed desserts? I especially love colorful and beautiful themed food like this Patriotic Shortcake. 

Those colors though. AmIright?

…And it has to be said, GO America! Red, white, and blue for life. 🙂 

Patriotic Shortcake on a white plate complete with angel food cake, berries, and coconut whipped cream.

 

And if you are looking for a few other patriotic recipes and resources for your next Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, or Labor Day BBQ check out these links. I mean doesn’t everyone have a Flag Day BBQ? 😉 

Red, White, & Blue Slaw Salad

Red, White & Blue Slaw Salad in a beautiful white bowl ready to be served at the next July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day BBQ.

The BEST Patriotic Holidays Board out there! Follow it for new ideas and recipes! 🙂 

 

This simple dessert recipe will be all the rage in your house if you: 

a. like cake

b. love berries 

c. can’t get enough of whipped cream aka coconut whipped cream

Basically, there is no one that won’t like this recipe! It’s sweet from the soft cake, tart from the fresh berries, and cool and creamy from the whipped cream. 

The BEST Patriotic Shortcake | Your July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day parties just got a whole lot better with this easy dessert option! Buy an angel food cake, fresh strawberries, blueberries, and a can of full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream. This healthy dairy-free recipe is the easiest way to have a themed dessert for your next American freedom bbq. Plus, homemade whipped cream is always the best! Patriotic food ROCKS! #summer #dessert #america

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The BEST Patriotic Shortcake | Your July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day parties just got a whole lot better with this easy dessert option! Buy an angel food cake, fresh strawberries, blueberries, and a can of full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream. This healthy dairy-free recipe is the easiest way to have a themed dessert for your next American freedom bbq. Plus, homemade whipped cream is always the best! Patriotic food ROCKS! #summer #dessert #america

About Sammi Ricke

Sammi Ricke is a talented cook with a knack for coming up with creative new ways to healthify recipes without sacrificing any of the flavor. Sammi has built a beautiful life with her high school sweetheart and enjoys her primary role as a stay-at-home mom to their two children. If Sammi's not in her kitchen, she's probably exploring a new hiking trail, enjoying coffee with a friend, or binge-watching the latest "Food Network" show on Netflix. Sammi's full Bio.