Delicious Desserts

Very Berry Shortbread Sundae


Happy 4th of July weekend!

Here it is the first day of July, and I’m wondering where the month of June went? Fun-filled with baby chicks, out-of-state visits from family and gearing up for one of our favorite celebrations — America’s birthday!

I’m rounding off my 4th of July desserts with a cool and creamy berry sundae complete with a lemon-flavored shortbread. But this recipe should not be reserved for the 4th of July — it can be enjoyed any day!

I want to mention that my talented husband made these beautiful dessert glasses from recycled champagne bottles! Aren’t they gorgeous? He’s busily working on his inventory and you can check out his lovely line of hand-cut glassware very soon at! Be looking for an official “Grand Opening” in the near future!

Very Berry Shortbread Sundae

*I prefer to use all organic ingredients when possible

For the Lemon Shortbread

*adapted from King Arthur Flourย Shortbread Cookie Recipe

2 cups almond flour

6 Tablespoons coconut oil (or butter)

6 Tablespoons powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons lemon juice


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-Lightly grease a 9″ x 7″ baking dish

-In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients by spoon and spread into prepared pan.

-In preheated oven, bake for 17-18 minutes, or until shortbread begins to turn a golden brown around the edges and on top.

-Remove from stove and set aside to cool completely.

For the Berry Syrup

2 cups fresh or frozen berries (I used a combination of blackberries, strawberries and blueberries)

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 Tablespoon water

1 Tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 cup raw honey


-In a medium saucepan, combine ingredients and stir.

-Heat on low-medium, and as berries begin to soften, increase heat to medium.

-Continue stirring as berry sauce reaches a low simmer, and cook for approximately 2 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken.

-Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.


One Pint of Strawberry Ice Cream


When the shortbread and berry sauce has cooled, take out one pint of berry ice cream (I used strawberry) and allow to soften for easier scooping.

-Cut the shortbread into eight equal squares, and crumble one square each into four dessert glasses.

-Scoop ice cream over the shortbread, and repeat with an additional layer of shortbread. (the shortbread should be about the size of large croutons.)

-Repeat with another ice cream layer, then spoon the berry sauce over the shortbread and ice cream, allowing the sauce to drizzle down into the glasses.

-Garnish with shaved coconut, if desired.

-Serve immediately and enjoy!

Serves four


From our home to yours, have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!


    1. Thank you, dear Lynn! xoxo Been thinking of you! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Hope you are all well xx

        1. We’re all doing well, thanks sweet Lynn! Hope you are all well, too! Love the pictures of your family and the babies … so precious!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  1. It looks deliscious! Love the dessert glasses too!

    1. Thank you so much, Ruthie!

    1. Thank you so much, Freda!

  2. Very pretty Anna! Perfect for the fourth!

    1. Thank you, dear Julie! Happy 4th! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’ve never used almond flour for short bread. What a fun recipie for the 4th of July.

    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been incorporating almond and coconut flours into some of my recipes — the almond flour worked so well in this shortbread. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Beautiful presentation – This looks perfect for the 4th.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Sheryl! Happy 4th of July!

  5. Beautiful dessert๐Ÿ˜‹ Happy 4th of July, my dearโค

    1. Thank you so much, dear Leyla! I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

  6. Looks delicious and the glasses are beautiful. The first wine bottle glasses I ever used were at the Alta Lodge 49 years ago on our first anniversary celebration dinner.

    1. Thank you so much, Darryl! That is so lovely — would have loved to seen the glasses from your anniversary dinner!

  7. afrugaldesteny

    It looks delicious! The glasses are great, too! Clever idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you very much! ๐Ÿ™‚ The dessert is perfect for summer! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. What a yummy yummy desert ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. ABelle

      Thank you so much, Monica! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Shona

    Not fair how good this looks considering I don’t have the option of indulging through the screen! Good job Anna! Also, I checked out your husband’s site! What a talent!!, Light and Love, Shona

  10. This looks great, and I am so impressed by Jonathon’s creativity! Looking forward to the grand opening of Cucina Bellissima!

    BTW I’ve tried several times and it won’t let me like your post or be signed in through wordpress, hence my odd commenting entries…

    1. Anna

      Thank you, dear Sadie! Jonathan absolutely loves working on the glasses!

      I think I know what happened to your “likes” and “comments” — I recently moved over to self-hosting. Wow,
      talk about a learning experience in patience! Lol. Then Jonathan and I were finishing up the Cucina Bellissima site,
      so I wasn’t on the blog as often. Only now am I finding all these sweet comments!
      Would you do me a favor, and let me know if you can now like a post? You might have to visit an older post. Lol.
      Hopefully, things are working correctly now. I can not tell you how many times I was on “technical chat” last weekend!
      I think they were getting to know who I was! :/ Lol!

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