I thank my husband for unknowingly inspiring the creation of this recipe. One day while he was at work he emailed me this link to a resort in Mexico. Suddenly I was whisked away in a day-dream, sitting on a beach with warm sand on my toes while sipping a Piña Colada. Before I knew it, the strawberry shortcakes I had planned for dessert that night morphed into this tropical version in my head. I love lime and coconut together, and I love strawberry shortcake (who doesn’t?) So this was the perfect combo to me. It got rave reviews from my official taste-test crew (my husband, my son, and my sister) so I thought I’d share it with you all as well. It’s super easy and it’s a fun variation on a classic that everyone loves. Perfect for warm summer days!
Like a normal strawberry shortcake, you start with fresh sliced strawberries:
½ C white sugar
4 T fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)
1 C whipping cream
½ C powdered sugar
2 t coconut extract
1 t vanilla extract