This year, Cinco de Mayo is not the only thing happening on May 5th, it’s also the Kentucky Derby! Having a Kentucky Derby party is one of my favorite traditions, and even the kids have gotten into coming up with Kentucky Derby party ideas! Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to share some simple recipes for Derby party food and hopefully share a couple of printable Kentucky Derby party supplies. First up is an incredibly easy dessert recipe: Berries with Bourbon Cream and Honey.
This recipe is really easy and the berries and biscuits can be made ahead so on the day of your Kentucky Derby party, you can just spoon it into small glass bowls or cups and you’re ready to go! These would be cute in mason jars or mint julep cups as well!
Berries with Bourbon Cream and Honey
An easy Kentucky Derby party recipe. Berries spooned over small biscuits and topped with whipped cream spiked with bourbon and drizzled with sweet honey. This recipe is easy to increase depending on the number of guests expected for your party!
- 2 cups fresh mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries) plus more for garnish
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- splash Kentucky bourbon
- honey, to taste
- mint leaves for garnish
- 4 small biscuits, baked before hand (optional)
Slice strawberries. Mix berries in small bowl with sugar and let rest while you prep the other ingredients.
In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk cream on medium speed until stiff peaks have formed. Add a splash of bourbon and mix in. (You can also add a tablespoon of powdered sugar to the cream, but we prefer the cream unsweetened.)
Place biscuits in the bottom of 4 small glass bowls or cups. Spoon about 1/2 cup of berries into each bowl.
Top with cream and a few leftover berries. Drizzle with honey to taste and finish with a sprig of mint. It's the Kentucky Derby after all!
You can easily multiply this recipe to serve as many guests as you need! It’s a really easy and tasty idea for Kentucky Derby party food!
Looking for a different Mint Julep recipe for your Kentucky Derby party ideas? Check out our MINT JULEP JELLO SHOTS!