Blackberry Topped Banana-Chocolate Dessert Shell

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Plump, juicy raspberries and whipped cream atop a banana chocolate chip dessert shell. This quick and easy spring/summer dessert makes good use of seasonal berries and takes less than 30 minutes to make.

Blackberry Topped Banana-Chocolate Dessert Shell

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I had a difficult time choosing what to post this week. Usually, whatever I pick has to feel like the right item at that particular time, and nothing I came up felt right. It was not until yesterday morning when the idea came to me in the produce aisle. You see, blackberries were $2 for a 12-ounce carton. That is incredibly cheap for where I am. They were dark, big, and juicy. So I picked up a couple of cartons. It occurred to me that the berries would be perfect to use on dessert shells. And what would be better than to top them on my Banana-Chocolate Dessert ShellsNothing right? I didn't think so!

Blackberry Topped Banana-Chocolate Dessert Shell



Mother's Day is sneaking up fast. This easy, simple, and quick dessert would be an ideal special treat for Mom or mother figures in your life. Who wouldn't appreciate a beautiful, home-made dessert with fresh ingredients made especially for them? You don't even have to let them know that it took you under 30 minutes to make. If you are stuck doing the cooking on Mother's Day, this quick recipe is a life saver that can be made a day ahead and assembled the day of.

Blackberry Topped Banana-Chocolate Dessert Shell



Blackberry Topped Banana-Chocolate Dessert Shell



And please don't limit yourself to whipping this up just on Mother's Day. I'm going to take advantage of all the fresh fruits of the upcoming months. Similar versions of this recipe will make several appearances in my sweet treats rotation from now and throughout the summer.

Blackberry Topped Banana-Chocolate Dessert Shell



Blackberry Topped Banana-Chocolate Dessert Shell




INGREDIENTS:

Banana-Chocolate Dessert Shells (click on link for recipe)
24 ounces blackberries
2 tbsp. agave nectar
2 tsp. fresh lime juice 
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. powdered sugar




INSTRUCTIONS:

Make Banana Chocolate Dessert Shells according to instructions on link.

While shells bake and cools, place half of the blackberries in a large bowl. Use a potato masher to smash berries into lumps to release the juices. If splashing occurs, tent bowl with plastic wrap while smashing. In a small bowl, whisk agave nectar and lime juice. Pour into smashed berries. Blend well. Gently stir in the whole blackberries. Set aside.

Beat heavy cream with an electric mixer, starting on low and increasing to medium high, until soft peaks form. Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Beat until peak holds it shape. 

To assemble: Scoop 1/6 of the berries and juices into each dessert shell. Top each with a scoop of whipped cream. Makes 6 servings.


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34 comments:

Lynn | The Road to Honey said...

Well. . .I think you finally landed on the perfect dish for the week. What mother wouldn't want a this beautiful cake to show up on Mothers Day? Lucky for us those blackberries were on sale. :-)

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

This mom certainly enjoyed her early Mother's Day treat, 3 to be exact! :) I was at the store again today and wanted to snatch up more blackberries...just because they were such a steal, but I was proud of myself for invoking the power of self-restraint. Enjoy the BEAUTIFUL weather!!

Shinee D said...

Oh wow, these are beautiful! Absolutely love these little cakes topped with all the goodies on top!

Sugar et al. said...

What a lovely treat for Mother's Day! It makes me miss berries and summer even more. Bananas and blackberries are a great pairing!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary said...

Oh wow, Thao, these are stunning! I can't believe these can be made in less than 30 minutes... i did read that correctly?? Love the flavor pairings of the juicy berries with the banana and chocolate shell. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing another winning recipe!
P.s. I hate that feeling when, nothing sounds overly fabulous to post. Just mehh. But, it's a great feeling when an idea finally hits you, especially one this beautiful! Cheers, my friend! ♡

Cathleen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you, Shinee! The shell is great, but I can eat a whole bowl of juicy blackberries and a mountain of whipped cream in no time. :)

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you! And I sympathize with your fresh berry deficit. Just coming out of a long, hard winter, I'm so looking forward to all the fresh, local fruits and vegetables.

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you so much, Cheyanne!! Yes, you read it right—you can make in 30 minutes! Of course, that is a blessing and a curse at the same time: you can pretty much have it whenever you want, but as they say too much of a good thing...(I did have 3 in 2 days!).

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you, Cathleen.

Annie @ The Garlic Diaries said...

This looks TO DIE FOR. Can't wait to try!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thanks Annie! I hope you'll get a chance!

ami@naivecookcooks said...

Looks so good and love this idea! Genius!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thanks! That's so sweet of you to say, Annie!

Julie Evink said...

This is gorgeous! I would take this for dessert on Mother's Day!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you, Julie! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Miz Helen said...

What a great dessert, this will be great for my fresh berries from the garden. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
Miz Helen

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Yes, I agree. It doesn't get any better than fresh berries from your own garden! Thank you for stopping by. And have a wonderful weekend!

Karrie@TastyEverAfter said...

I could eat one of these right now, Thao, and your pics look so good too. Love the homemade dessert shell idea. I never eat those premade because of all the preservatives but now I can make my own! Yay and thanks for sharing the recipe.

Karly said...

This looks so incredibly delicious! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you so much Karrie! The funny thing is, my photo shoot ended abruptly when the poster board I used to help with lighting landed on the dessert. :( These dessert shells are so easy to make and take very little time...great reasons to try them out. Have a great weekend!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you, Karly!

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking said...

Haha! I often decide what to make based on what is on crazy sale! In fact the tart I am supposed to be posting today, I did exactly that! Bargain shoppers unite! I love this dessert! In season blackberries are some of my favorite fruits!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you, Lindsey! I love it when I'm instantaneously inspired by an idea. It is so much more fun than laborious brainstorming. The blackberries were a great find. I pop them in my mouth like candy. I can't wait to see the tart. Your recipes are amazing!

Marsha Baker said...

Yes oh yes PLEASE! I LOVE blackberries...your photos are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck! Please come back again soon. Pinning!

Kelly said...

This looks so so pretty! I love blackberries and they look perfect on top of this banana chocolate dessert shell. Wish I had one right now.

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you so much, Marsha! I agree, the blackberries are gorgeous and irresistible! And thank you for hosting a great party.

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thanks so much, Kelly! Just looking at these photos again makes me want some too!!

Tiff | TiffanyBee.com said...

YUM! These look amazing. Definitely not something I'd just save for Mother's Day, but...any day!! I love blackberries too. Sometimes it's hard to find really good sweet ones though. Should probably make a note to myself to figure out when they're in season so I know when they're gonna taste the best hehe.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Hi Thao, just letting you know that I will be featuring this yummy dessert on Best of the Weekend tonight at 8pm. Hope you'll come back and link up again!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thanks, Tiffany! I'm not sure when the prime time is either. But it's a good thing I picked these up when I first saw them (at a Walmart superstore), because they are no longer on the shelf.

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you, Amy! I'm excited! Have a great weekend!

Liz Berg said...

I adore berry desserts and yours definitely looks like a winner! So terrific to find berries at a good price, too :)

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thanks, Liz. I'm disappointed that I have not found any at bargain prices since. :(

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