The Best Uses for Frozen Berries You’ll Ever Find: 27 Brilliant Berry Recipes
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The Best Uses for Frozen Berries You’ll Ever Find: 27 Brilliant Berry Recipes

Berries are some of the most beautiful foods in the world. We love their vibrant colors, textures, and flavors. Even though berry season is only a few short weeks out of the year, frozen berries allow us to enjoy the sweet taste of summer year round. Yes, that means berry smoothies, berry beer floats, and juicy bursts of flavor to top off all your favorite foods, from ice cream to oatmeal. There are a billion uses for an abundance of berries. May these bold and beautiful berry dishes spark your kitchen creativity!

1. Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls: When heated, raspberries spill out juicy bursts of flavor. And these sweet rolls are officially bubbling over with berry goodness. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)

2. Flavored Ice Cubes: Drinking more water and actually enjoying it is a cinch when it’s flavored with these pretty little cubes. Try ‘em in lemonade, too! (via Spoon Fork Bacon)

3. Tri-Berry Muffins: Amp up average everyday eats with handfuls of flavorful berries. These muffins make every carb worthwhile. (via Alexandra Cooks)

4. Frozen Berries with Hot Chocolate: Inspired by a London chef’s culinary creation, this dish is divine! A creamy hot chocolate sauce drizzled over frozen berries is a match made in heaven. Take another bite. You’re not dreaming. (via Kayotic Kitchen)

5. Linzer Cookies: Introducing the Linzer cookie (just in time for V-Day!). Use frozen berries — whatever you have on hand — to make freezer jam for the tart filling in the middle. (via Cooking Classy)

6. One Minute Fat Free Berry Ice Cream: Hmmm, what to eat when you’re short on time? Make this beautiful berry ice cream in one minute! (via Merci Mama)

7. Raspberry Ice Cream + Lemon Coconut Shortbread: The berries in your freezer are just begging to be turned into these ice-cream-oozing sammies. The fresh flavors will transport you to warmer, sunnier days. Whip up some summer! (via Five and Spice)

8. French Toast with Berry Butter: Berry-infused butter to top off breakfast? Genius. (via Pioneer Woman)

9. Mixed Berry Vanilla Yogurt Pops: We know, it’s winter. But how long has it been since you’ve sucked on a popcicle? This homemade variety is so good, you won’t even stop to wipe the juices running down your chin. Top it off with a sprinkling of crushed graham crackers. (via Offbeat + Inspired)

10. Nutmeg Donuts with Berry Frosting: In the beginning there was a bunch o’ berries. And berries met frosting, and frosting met donuts. And it was good. Very good. (via Vintage Mixer)

11. Blackberry Coconut Smoothie: Who said smoothies are only for summer? Let’s change that. (via Scaling Back)

12. Five Minute Microwave Berry Cobbler: Oh yes, we went there. As if cobbler wasn’t already a classically epic dessert, this version is off the charts. The next time you’re craving cobbler, you can have it. In five minutes. (via Domestic Fits)

13. Blackberry Mint Lime Fruit Leather: This fruit leather is seriously glam. We just can’t stop looking at the photo. So pretty! (via In Sock Monkey Slippers)

14. Homemade Blueberry Sauce: There’s only one thing you need to know about this warm and bubbly blueberry sauce: It’s good on everything. In fact, grab a spoon, it’s incredible straight from the bowl. (Okay, that was more than one thing.) (via My Baking Addiction)

15. DIY Pie Pops: These mini pie pops are pretty enough to be edible party favors. Refrigerated pie crusts are the secret to their simplicity. (via Borrowed and Bleu)

16. Blueberry Bars:  The fresh flavor in this recipe is perfect for those days when you start to get antsy for flip flops and summer sun. Beat the winter blahs with berry bars. (via Zoe Bakes)

17. Dreamy Berries and Cream Shake: A berry shake makes a great date. One to-die-for shake, two straws, and…okay, let’s get real. We’re totally not sharing this. (via Family Fresh Cooking)

18. Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce: Strawberries are the star in this sweet, spicy, and smoky barbecue sauce. How’s that for unexpected flair? (via Closet Cooking)



19. Brown Sugar Mixed Berry Cobbler: Sometimes you just have to get back to the basics. Because berries make us nostalgic. And because some things should be just what they are. Forget fancy pastries and clever confections. A simple, classic cobbler will bring back memories of good old days. (via Gourmet)

20. Mixed Berry Cream Soda: Berries are simmered down to a sauce, strained, sweetened with honey, mixed with club soda, and topped off with cream and ice cubes. It’s a super-satisfying collision of all our favorite things! (via Handmade Charlotte)

21. Triple Berry Curd: Don’t let the word “curd” throw you off. This bright berry sauce makes everything taste better. (via Some the Wiser)

22. Key Lime Cupcakes, Blackberry Filling, + Blackberry Frosting: When life hands you frozen berries, make berry-filled cupcakes. (via Baked Perfection)

23. Greek Yogurt Berry Smoothie Pops: It’s a healthy smoothie on a stick! Extra-colorful berry pops are kid-approved and funtastic (no matter your age). (via Mom on Time Out)

24. Frozen Fruit Smoothie Breakfast Bar: We can’t think of a good reason not to make these healthy breakfast squares. They’re the perfectly portable version of a smoothie! (via Canned Time)

25. Chilled Strawberry Almond Butter Soup: When life gives you frozen strawberries, make, uh… soup? (via Oh She Glows)

26. Overnight Fridge Berry Oatmeal: Has the overnight oatmeal craze hit your part of town yet? Because, it’s a thing. A very good thing. (via Busy Mommy)

27. Raspberry Sorbet Trio: This visually stunning trio of raspberry sorbets features mango and pineapple-infused varieties. A surprising technique makes it a little creamier than most sorbets (with no added fat!)  (via BHG)

What your berry best recipe? Lay down the seeds in the comments below!