The Fourth of July is fast approaching. Time to plan a patriotic menu. This week, we'll share some ideas for celebrating America with food. Today's recipe is for a vanilla "cabinet," which is what Rhode Islanders call milkshakes. It comes from marthastewart.com.
6 oz. (1 3/4 cups) raspberries, plus more for garnish
4 oz. strawberries, stemmed and quartered (1 cup), plus more for garnish
5 oz. (1 cup) pitted whole cherries, plus more for garnish
3 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
16 oz. (4 cups) blueberries, plus more for garnish
2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened
1/2 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Combine raspberries, strawberries, cherries, 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, and 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until berries release their juices, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and refrigerate until cold.
Combine remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar with 2 cups blueberries in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until berries release their juices, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Let cool completely. Stir in remaining 2 cups blueberries, cover, and refrigerate until cold.
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Whisk ice cream, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Spoon 1/4 cup of either fruit mixture into the bottom of a glass. Top with milk shake. Repeat with remaining fruit and milk shake. Garnish milk shakes with fresh fruit, and serve immediately.