National raspberries in cream day
August 7th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
Share this on:

While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Forget the strawberries, August 7 is National Raspberries in Cream Day!

If you need a simple but elegant dessert that’s bound to please family and guests, try today’s cause for celebration. Raspberries and whipped cream layered together in a parfait glass is the perfect after-dinner treat on those summer nights.

Like strawberries, raspberries are in season from June until mid-August. The plump, ruby, juicy gems are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C and Manganese.

For a little pizzazz, try adding some flavorings, like almond or hazelnut extract, to your whipped cream. Then, you can add the same nut to your parfait for a bit of texture.

Whatever you do, hurry, because these little beauties won’t be in season for much longer!

Posted by:
Filed under: Breakfast Buffet • Food Holidays • News

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. NYFarmer

    Real cream only, please. Would mascarpone work for this?

    August 7, 2012 at 11:50 am | Reply
  2. Jerv

    Love the phote. I picking some up this evening.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • Jerv

      "o" : )

      August 7, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

| Part of

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,945 other followers