Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Chamomile Cream

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Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake tea biscuits are infused Chamomile Dream Organic Herbal Tea and topped with fresh strawberries and Chamomile Cream for a decadent easy dessert.

Chamomile tea and strawberries are a match made in heaven. As you take your first bite, you are going to enjoy the creamy chamomile whipped topping, the fresh sweet strawberries and finally the tender tea biscuits infused with our Chamomile Dream Organic Herbal Tea. If you enjoy a little afternoon tea, this is a must try easy dessert. 

To simplify the recipe for tea biscuits for strawberry shortcakes, we used a premade buttermilk pancake mix. Using a mortar and pestle, we finely ground the chamomile tea and put it right into the shortcake dough. We decided to take this traditional strawberry shortcake recipe over the top by infusing our Chamomile Organic Herbal Tea right into the whipping cream. This step is completely optional but so delicious.

 Chamomile Dream Organic Herbal Tea

Chamomile Organic Herbal Tea

Chamomile Tea is well known for its relaxation properties. For centuries people have been using the chamomile flower to treat everything from ailments such as hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, menstrual disorders, insomnia, ulcers, wounds, gastrointestinal disorders and rheumatic pain according to Srivastav et al, in a study review by the National Institute of Health. As Chamomile tea does not have any caffeine, it is safe to consume any time of the day.

Can you guess what tea we enjoyed with our delicious Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake? Bingo! You got that right. A delicious cup of tranquilizing Chamomile Organic Herbal Tea was the perfect tea pairing for our strawberry dessert.

Can you imagine how wonderful the chamomile sweet tea biscuits smell when baking? Let’s get baking so you can find out!

 Chamomile Receipt  

Serves 6

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 10 -12 minutes
Chamomile Cream Chill Time: 2 hours to overnight (optional)


Chamomile Cream (optional)

  • 1 cup liquid whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 3 tea sachets of Chamomile Dream Organic Herbal Tea or 3 heaping teaspoons of loose leaf.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar or sugar alternative to taste.


  • 4 cups (1 quart) fresh sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar or sugar alternative of choice

Chamomile Tea Shortcake Biscuits

  • 2 and 1/3 cups buttermilk pancake mix – we used original Bisquick mix.
  • ½ cup milk or dairy alternative of choice
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar or sugar alternative of choice
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter or vegan alternative
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 heaping teaspoons of Chamomile Dream Organic Herbal Tea or Chamomile Organic Herbal Tea crushed finely with a mortar and pestle or spice grinder. (You can remove from tea sachets or use loose leaf tea.)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C). Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or oil sheet pan slightly to prevent sticking.

Optional: Add whipping cream to a small saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form around edges of pan. Remove pan from heat and add Chamomile Organic Herbal Tea either as tea sachets or loose-leaf tea. Let steep 20 minutes.  Remove tea bags or strain to remove loose leaf tea. Transfer to a medium bowl. Cover and chill until cold. It takes about 2 hours to chill or can place in the freezer to expedite this process.

In a bowl mix strawberries and sugar or sugar alternative. Set aside or refrigerate if not consuming right away. This step can be done up to 24 hours in advance.

In a bowl mix buttermilk pancake mix (like Bisquick, Jiffy mix, etc.), milk or dairy alternative, granulated sugar, melted butter, vanilla and Chamomile Dream Organic Herbal Tea or Chamomile Organic Herbal Tea crushed with a mortar and pestle or spice grinder and mix just until soft dough forms. Do not over mix.

On baking sheet, you can either drop dough to 6 portions on the sheet or use a little extra flour and roll out to about 1 inch and use a cutter to cut out 6 Chamomile tea biscuits.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside.

 Chamomile Organic Herbal Tea

Make chamomile whipped topping cream.  Place your chilled chamomile cream in a chilled bowl and use chilled beaters and beat just until it starts to pull together and then add vanilla and sugar and beat until soft peaks form. Set aside. (Chamomile cream and all items used must be REALLY cold BEFORE whipping. We place our mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes before whipping.)

Assemble Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes. When you are ready to serve, cut your Chamomile shortbread tea biscuits in half. Place the bottom of the shortbread with the cut side up and the cooked side down. Add a dollop of chamomile whipped topping on top of the bottom cut side of the bottom of the shortbread. Then, add prepared strawberries. Place the lid of the shortbread on top of the chamomile whipped topping and strawberries. Top with more Chamomile cream and strawberries as desired. Enjoy with a delicious cup of hot Chamomile tea!

Cook’s notes:

  • Feel free to use plain whipped topping or dairy free whipped topping as desired, instead of chamomile cream.
  • Chamomile infused shortbread tea biscuits can be made up to 24 hours in advance and just reheated in the microwave before serving. However, these are best is served right after baking.
  • Do not assemble Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes until ready to enjoy.
  • Chamomile cream and all items used must be REALLY cold BEFORE whipping. We place our mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes before whipping.
  • You may have a little extra whipped topping left over and this is fantastic on top of our Chamomile Milk Tea.

Hungry for More?

If you enjoyed our Old Fashion Strawberry Shortcake recipe, explore our Tea Recipes for more delicious ideas.


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Old Fashion Strawberry Shortcake Recipe