Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute equivalent to 2 tablespoons brown sugar (see Tip)
1½ teaspoons finely snipped crystallized ginger or ½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup buttermilk or sour milk (see Tip)
¾ cup frozen fat-free whipped dessert topping, thawed
¼ cup fat-free dairy sour cream
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup fresh chopped strawberries and/or small blueberries
Finely snipped crystallized ginger (optional)
Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, the 1- ½ teaspoons crystallized ginger or ½ teaspoon ground ginger, baking powder, and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Add buttermilk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.
Drop dough by slightly rounded tablespoons into 12 mounds on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
In a medium bowl, combine whipped topping, sour cream, and the ¼ teaspoon ground ginger. Set aside ⅓ cup of the topping mixture. Fold the berries into remaining topping mixture.
Split shortcakes in half horizontally. Spoon berry mixture on shortcake bottoms. Add tops; dollop with reserved topping mixture. If desired, garnish with additional snipped crystallized ginger.
Tip: Choose from Sweet 'N Low® Brown or Sugar Twin® Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Nutrition Facts per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 75 cal., 64 mg sodium, 11 g carbo.
To make ½ cup sour milk: Place 1- ½ teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make ½ cup liquid; stir. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.