Wondering what to do with all those bags of frozen berries in your freezer? Here are 10 simple and healthy ways to put those berries to good use!
My freezer is packed with frozen fruit these days and chances are yours is too.
Fresh berries of course are always best when eaten in season, but frozen berries often works just as well in most recipes. In fact in some cases frozen is even better, since it’s available all year round and is ready to use. They also brings a little seasonal sunshine into an otherwise grim pantry of non-perishables and are a real lifesaver when using fresh just isn’t an option. So with that in mind, I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite recipes with frozen berries.
The 10 recipes below can all easily made with frozen instead of fresh berries. You’ll find everything from blueberry coffee cake, to a cherry berry crumble, lemon berry parfaits, berry filled popsicles and more. So pull out those bags of frozen berries you’ve shoved in the back of the freezer and put them to good use!
Instead of standing at the stove waiting to flip pancake after pancake, it goes right into the oven, leaving you free to attend to other things. The top is studded with juicy blueberries for a pretty presentation, but you can use whatever kind of berries you’d like.
This blueberry streusel cake is an example of a simple but scrumptious cake that you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy and can be made with frozen instead of fresh berries.
Who doesn’t love a warm from the oven crumble for dessert with a little ice cream on side? And this one can be made with a mix of fresh or frozen fruit depending what you have on hand.
If you happen have an extra bag of cranberries hanging out in the back of your freezer, this is the perfect way to use them.
To get that extra-thick consistency you need for a good smoothie bowl: use less liquid and lots of frozen fruit!
This berry flavored agua fresca makes a terrific thirst quencher on a hot day.
Light and creamy, with the tartness of fresh lemon and the sweetness of berries these lemon berry yogurt parfaits are an easy but elegant treat.
Start the day off right with a hearty and sustaining bowl of paleo coconut porridge topped with a quick blackberry, blueberry sauce.
Popsicles are always pure summertime bliss. Cool and refreshing and easy to make, especially when you sub frozen berries for fresh.
These chocolate pots are infused with raspberries for a sophisticated and fruity twist that makes them feel extra special and brings out the natural fruit notes in the chocolate.
Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years she's been making eating more healthfully easy and accessible with gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan recipes that are free from processed ingredients.