10 Delicious Ways To Enjoy Freshly Picked Berries

No Such Thing As Too Many Berries

Happy berry picking season! This ‘juicy’ list will help give you all the food/drink inspo you need to make sure you get the most out of your farm fresh berries, so pick to your heart’s content.

*Raspberries are typically ripe and plentiful from now until mid-August and blueberries are at their prime from now until September.

1. Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are already a staple in most households, so this berry filled dessert is a simple one. The added raspberries make for a sweet twist on this classic treat. For better luck mixing the raspberries in with the dough, freeze them ahead of time.

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2. Raspberry Pretzel Salad

For all sweet n’ salty lovers out there…this one’s for you. This heavenly dessert comes in 3 layers: a salty pretzel crust, a sweet and creamy middle and fresh raspberry jello on top! Easy to make and easy to love.

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3. Blueberry Sauce

Perhaps one of the most simple, yet efficient ways you can use up those berries! Add some maple syrup to your berries and warmup the mix slowly on the stove. It makes for a fresh and delicious sauce you can add to all sorts of other goodies including ice cream, yogurt and pancakes!

Tip: 1 TBSP of syrup for every 1 cup of berries is a good ratio to start off with but you can adjust the amount of syrup used depending on how sweet you would like your sauce.

4. Raspberry Gin Popsicles

A fun, refreshing snack for your next summer get together! This recipe calls for water, sugar, mint, raspberries, soda, lime juice and gin. Mix it all together in a popsicle mold and you’ve got yourself one tasty treat.

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5. Blueberry Scones

Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? Or maybe you’re looking for something delicious to pair with your afternoon tea. No matter what, you can’t go wrong with a homemade scone filled with fresh berries.

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6. Frozen Yogurt Bark

Simple, delicious and nutritious! This frozen yogurt bark is the perfect healthy snack for a hot summer’s day. Before you throw your berries in the freezer, mix them up in your favourite yogurt and save for later.

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7. Chia Pudding

Fresh berries make a great topping for chia pudding or overnight oats. Both options can be easily prepared at night and enjoyed the following morning for a tasty vegan breakfast.

Pro tip: Toss in some granola for an added crunch.

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8. Watermelon Feta Blueberry Salad

The perfect addition to your next backyard BBQ or a refreshing midday pick-me-up. Just 4 ingredients in this dish: watermelon, blueberries, feta and mint.

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9. Summertime Sangria

Not sure what to do with your left over berries? Guess it’s time for a fresh batch of sangria! Add fresh berries to your fruity wine mix for a little extra substance during happy hour.

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10. Stuffed Crescent Rolls

These berry filled pastries taste even better than they look, but you’ll have to try for yourself. Fill the inside of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with a layer of cream cheese and fresh berries. Voila! You have yourself one heck of a breakfast.

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