We love strawberry time! And Krispy Kreme doughnuts, of course. How about an NC cannoli strawberry shortcake? Those signature doughnuts, combined with a creamy cannoli-like filling, sweet berries, plus a pillow of whipped cream drizzled with chocolate? Yes, please!
COVID Update: Can't find Krispy Kremes? Our favorite NC-based doughnut shops are offering pick up at their storefronts and delivery through DoorDash. Details available on Krispy Kreme's website.
12 Krispy Kreme doughnuts, air dried for a day
1 container (32 ounces) whole ricotta cheese, drained in refrigerator for 24 hours
1½ cup confectioner’s sugar
1 cup mini chocolate chips
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 quarts strawberries, sliced and sweetened with honey as needed
¼ cup orange juice
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 block of baking chocolate, shaved*
Drain cheese for one day (two is best). Blend in sugar, chocolate chips, cinnamon and extracts. Too stiff? Add a few tablespoons of cream.
Slice berries. Stir in honey and orange juice.
Whip cream until stiff.
Split doughnuts horizontally. Cover each bottom half with cheese mixture. Spoon over strawberries. Top with doughnut half and whipped cream. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and garnish with shaved chocolate.