Must-Try Summer Berry Recipes {What to Do with Blackberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries}

Summer berry recipes are more than just delicious. They’re a celebration of the season. As summer peaks, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries become kitchen stars.

Below, you’ll find all our best berry recipes. From refreshing drinks to decadent desserts, I know you’ll find something you like. Scroll through to find your favorites, and come back often. I’ll update this page every summer as we find at try new favorites here at the farmhouse.

An assortment of summer berry recipes, including a lattice-topped berry pie, chilled berry iced tea in mason jars garnished with mint, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting over a warm berry cobbler.

These handpicked recipes are perfect for adding a burst of freshness and flavor to your seasonal cooking,

Mixed Berry Recipes

Sometimes you want a mix of berries, right? You’ll find some of our very favorites here. They combine blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries for the perfect blend of sweet and tart.

A collection of triple berry treats, featuring a jar of rich, dark berry jam, a golden-brown berry cobbler fresh out of the oven, and a refreshing berry sangria adorned with mint leaves.
  • This Blackberry Raspberry Pie is one of my favorite desserts ever. It combines the tartness of raspberries and blackberries with a golden crust. It’s a classic dessert that looks like it’s straight out of a storybook.
  • Easier than pie, you’ll love Triple Berry Cobbler. It features a trio of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. It has a sugar cookie-inspired topping that’s easy and delicious.
  • Preserve the best flavors of summer Triple Berry Jam. This jam is sweet and tangy, made from a blend of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. It’s perfect for spreading on toast or swirling into yogurt.
  • Triple Berry Sangria is refreshing and easy to make, a yummy blend of red wine summer berries. Ideal for sipping with friends.
  • Start your day with Triple Berry Coffee Cake. Or snack on it during your coffee break. A moist cake is bursting with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

Blueberry Recipes

We love blueberries. These recipes showcase the versatility of blueberries, from sweet desserts to fresh and sweet breakfasts. Even if it’s not blueberry season, you find frozen blueberries at a great price that are perfect for baking.

An array of blueberry-themed dishes showcasing a blueberry lemonade, a freshly baked blueberry coffee cake drizzled with icing, and jars of blueberry jam illuminated by natural light filtering through a window.

Raspberry Recipes

These raspberry recipes are some of our favorites. We usually blend raspberries with other fruits because they pair well with so many things.

grid of 3 raspberry recipes  plus fresh raspberries in middle.

Blackberry Recipes

Each recipe in this section brings out the best of blackberries, whether in jams, desserts, or savory pairings.

collage of blackberry-infused beverages and desserts, including vibrant raspberry mojitos with lemon garnishes, a dusting of powdered sugar on a blackberry bundt cake, and jars of homemade blackberry jam set on a rustic wooden table.

Can you substitute blackberries for raspberries in most recipes?

Yes! They are similar in flavor, but blackberries are a little tarter. So you might want to add a tad more sugar if the recipe calls for raspberries and you’re using blackberries instead.

Blueberries are different, and I wouldn’t recommend substituting them. They’re much sweeter. Also, the skins are much more noticeable, so you can’t expect them to dissolve into recipes the way the other berries do.

Can I use frozen berries in these summer berry recipes?

: Absolutely! Frozen berries can be a great alternative to fresh ones, especially if the berries are out of season. They work well in most recipes, like cobblers, jams, and smoothies. Just remember that frozen berries may release more juice when cooked, which might slightly alter the texture of your dish.

How can I make sure my berry desserts don’t turn out too sweet or too tart?

The key is to taste your berries before using them in your recipe. If they’re very sweet, you can reduce the amount of added sugar. Conversely, if they’re tart, you might want to add a bit more sugar. It’s all about balancing the natural flavors of the berries with the other ingredients.

More berry resources!

If you don’t grow your own berries, going to a U-Pick is the next best thing. Here’s how to find berry patches near you.

Berry lovers will enjoy all of my strawberry recipes too ❤️.

Here’s an article all about the health benefits of berries, in case you needed another reason to bake with them.

I hope you feel inspired to bring the vibrant flavors of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries into your kitchen. Whether you’re in the mood for a refreshing drink, a sweet treat, or something to preserve the taste of summer, these recipes offer a little something for everyone.

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