9 Citrus and Berry Desserts For Those Warm Summer Nights
Summer is getting even sweeter as vibrant citrus flavors and lush berries are bursting onto the scene. Stay out just a little later for juicy fruit desserts and squeeze the cooling flavors of lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit — or the taste of fresh berries — into your day.
Citrus fruits are well known for their healthy punch of vitamin C, and berries are the kings and queens of antioxidants. Let their many health benefits make justifying dessert this season that much easier. Here are 9 fruity desserts to say yes to this summer.
With creative dishes that change nightly, Contra is a chic New American spot in NYC that offers six- to eight-course prix fixe menus, highlighting whatever’s in season — like in their strawberry ice cream with cream mousse and spring herbs — to get that fruity fix.
Photo provided by Brindille. Photo by Ryan Beshel.
As tasty as it is beautiful, the Oeufs à la Neige (“snow eggs” in French) at Brindille in Chicago is made with ruby red grapefruit, thyme granité (a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and different flavorings) and Aperol (an Italian aperitif made of bitter orange).
Sink your fork into a delicious Blueberry Cobbler from brasserie-inspired Whetstone in Philadelphia, offering a sweet take on this American classic — a blueberry compote topped with a warm biscuit and a scoop of condensed milk ice cream.