Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe

In this post: a tasty strawberry shortcake kabobs recipe that is perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July! 

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe

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I am so excited to share my latest kid-approved recipe with you! Ahh, it’s so good and too good not to share. 

It’s a recipe that’s perfect for any mom looking to add a touch of patriotism to her family celebrations or get-togethers. 

These Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs are seriously delicious and a festive nod to our cherished holidays like the Fourth of July or Memorial Day. Imagine the excitement on your kids’ faces when you bring out these brightly colored, sweet treats—perfectly themed with red, white, and blue!

Simple, cheap, quick, and festive, and kids love it….. You can’t ask for more than that, right!?

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Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

Go grab your fresh strawberries and cake cubes because it’s time to make your dessert kabobs! Let’s get right into this recipe.

Makes 10 kabobs

Prep time: 20 minutes

Materials:

  • Piping bag (a Ziplock baggie works, too. Just cut off the tip!)
  • Wooden skewers
  • Knife for cutting
  • Bowl for mixing

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound cake, cut into cubes
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Blue food coloring
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Instructions:

Cut the strawberries into large chunks.

step 1 - cut strawberries

Add the pound cake and strawberries to a wooden skewer, alternating between each ingredient until three of each have been added.

step 2

Whisk together the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and blue food coloring until smooth.

step 3

Transfer to a piping bag and drizzle the icing over the top of the skewers before serving.

step 4

    And there you have it! Super simple to make, right? Don’t get me started on how cute these are. They’ll be a hit at your next gathering. 

    Storage Tips

    When it comes to preparing for a big day, whether it’s a backyard barbecue or a community celebration, making desserts ahead of time can be a major lifesaver. 

    These kabobs are seriously so ideal for this! You can assemble them a day in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Just be sure to cover them lightly with cling film or place them in an airtight container to keep the pound cake from drying out and to keep the strawberries fresh.

    Wondering how to keep those kabobs looking and tasting fresh if you need to store them even longer? I suggest drizzling the blue icing and adding any final decorations just before serving instead of storing the kebabs with the icing. 

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    Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake Kebobs

    A tasty strawberry shortcake kabobs recipe that is perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July! 
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Servings 10 Kebobs

    Equipment

    • Piping bag A Ziplock baggie works, too. Just cut off a small portion of a corner!
    • Bowl for mixing
    • Wooden skewers
    • Knife for cutting

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 pound cake cut into cubes
    • 1 pint strawberries
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 5 to 6 tablespoons heavy cream
    • Blue food coloring

    Instructions
     

    • Cut the strawberries into large chunks.
    • Add the pound cake and strawberries to a wooden skewer, alternating between each ingredient until three of each have been added.
    • Whisk together the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and blue food coloring until smooth.
    • Transfer to a piping bag and drizzle the icing over the top of the skewers before serving.
    Keyword dessert, snacks

    FAQ

    Q: What if I don’t have pound cake?
    A: Angel food cake is a great substitute for pound cake in these kabobs, offering a lighter but equally tasty option.

    Q: What if I don’t have the ingredients for the icing?
    A: Try whipped cream with a splash of food coloring, or melt blue-colored white chocolate for a quick and easy alternative.

    Q: What if I don’t have kebob sticks?
    A: Large cocktail picks, clean paring knives, or sturdy straws can work as practical alternatives to traditional kebob sticks.

    Q: Can I make these kabobs healthier?
    A: Yes, use low-fat angel food cake and homemade whipped cream, or increase the fruits like strawberries to make them more nutritious.

    Q: Are these kabobs suitable for people following specific diets?
    A: Absolutely! Opt for gluten-free cake or replace the icing with a lighter alternative like Cool Whip or low-sugar cream cheese.

    Q: What’s the best way to serve these at an outdoor event?
    A: Keep kabobs over a bed of ice to maintain freshness and make an appealing display for any outdoor setting.

    Final Thoughts – Strawberry Shortcake Kebobs Recipe

    There you have it — these Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs are perfect for a patriotic celebration or even for any fun gathering. Don’t let the coloring scheme pigeonhole you into only making these for certain holidays, lol. 

    They’re easy to make, even easier to love, and they bring a bit of patriotic flair to any party table. So why not give them a try at your next big event and watch them disappear as quickly as fireworks light up the sky?

    I’d love to hear from you! If you’ve tried making these Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs, or if you have your own twist on this recipe, please share your experiences in the comments below. I would absolutely love to hear from you!

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