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Prep Time:
30 Minutes
Grill time:
45 Minutes

BBQ Strawberry Shortcake

With Bourbon Whipped Cream

Posted on by Andrea Alden
BBQ Strawberry Shortcake
Serves 6+
Prep Time:
Grill time: 45 Minutes

This is a gentleman’s dessert. Manly. Or at least that was my intention when I created this recipe for BBQ Strawberry Shortcake With Bourbon Whipped Cream. I imagined gentlemen sitting around in their club chairs, talking about the big cricket game, raised bourbon glasses, and monocles…huh that fantasy went off the rails somewhere. Anyway, I figure that sure, a succulent steak or ridiculous rack of ribs is great for a meal, but men may want dessert too! So, that’s where my BBQ Strawberry Shortcake came in. Filled with bold and smoky flavors, and made on the grill, how could I go wrong?
Assemble your ingredients
Assemble your ingredients
Top with biscuits
Top with biscuits
Grill using indirect heat
Grill using indirect heat

BBQ Strawberry Shortcake

Serves: 6+       Total Time: 75 Minutes


3 to 4 pints strawberries (5ish cups, or 3 of the green basket things) halved 
1/3 cup brown sugar 
1 lemon, zested
¼ of a lemon, squeezed 
2 tsp. vanilla 
½ shot of bourbon (optional)
pinch of salt 
2 tbsp. cornstarch

Cream Cheese Biscuits 
3 cups all-purpose flour 
2 tsp. baking powder 
1½ sticks cold salted butter, cubed 
¾ cup of milk
¼ of a lemon, squeezed 
¼ cup honey 
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, cubed 

Bourbon Whipped Cream
1½ cups of whipping cream (ice cold)
1 scant shot of bourbon
2 tsp. vanilla 


Step 1
Preheat the grill to 375°F, preparing to use indirect heat. Place a glass or metal bowl into the freezer.
Step 2
Brush the inside of your cast iron frying pan with coconut oil, or butter.
Step 3
Wash the strawberries, remove the tops and slice them in half, quarters for the big ones. Then stir in the sugar, the juice from ¼ of lemon, shot of bourbon, vanilla, cornstarch, salt, and half of the lemon zest. Set aside.
Step 4
Squeeze the ¼ lemon into the milk, and let sit for a few minutes while you prepare the dry ingredients for the topping.
Step 5
Using a sieve or rotary flour sifter, mix the flour and baking powder. Then, using a fork, pastry knife, or your hands, add the butter to the flour. Mix until the flour resembles coarse crumbs.
Step 6
Whisk the honey into the milk mixture and then add to the flour. Stir with a spoon until the dough starts to come together, then use your hands to kneed it a couple times until a ball forms. Use your hands to press the cream cheese into the dough. Be careful not to overmix.
Step 7
Roll the dough out to about ½ an inch thick on a floured surface and use a biscuit cutter to cut out rounds, placing them atop the strawberry mixture until the dough has been used up or the skillet is nice and covered. If there is leftover dough, place extra biscuits onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Step 8
Bake the whole thing on the grill using indirect heat, for about 45 minutes, or until the strawberry mixture has thickened and the biscuits are golden on top. Bake any remaining biscuits for 20-25 minutes using indirect heat.
Step 9
Just before you are ready to pull the Strawberry Shortcake from the grill, make the Bourbon Whipped Cream. Remove the bowl from the freezer, add the ice cold whipping cream, vanilla and bourbon. Using a handheld mixer, beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form – about 5 minutes. Refrigerate until needed.
Step 10
Serve hot, topped with a biscuit, ice cream and whipped cream.
Don't forget the bourbon
Don't forget the bourbon
Serve with fresh whipped cream
Serve with fresh whipped cream
Quite the manly dessert, no?
Quite the manly dessert, no?

This BBQ Strawberry Shortcake With Bourbon Whipped Cream turned out deliciously. The syrupy strawberries bore just a hint of bourbon, while the whipped cream boasted a boozy flavor that was at once subtle and strong. It was the perfect way to end a day. So twirl your mustache and snobbishly agree when asked if you want dessert because you are going to enjoy this one! Share your favorite barbecued desserts with us on our Grills Facebook Page and Grills Instagram Page using the hashtags #BBQDessert and #NapoleonGrill.

Happy Grilling!

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