Let These Frozen Berry Recipe Ideas Chase Away the Winter Blues!
By Andrea, Contributing Writer
By February, I am tired of winter. Living in Colorado, the winter means crops are dormant. Any fresh fruits or vegetables we get are usually trucked in from a warmer part of the country.
This is the time of year when I am so thankful for frozen berries.
Nothing speaks to me of the promise of spring quite like the taste of berries. The burst of sweetness from a frozen berry can transport me to warm summer memories.
Using frozen berries in recipes definitely chases away my winter blues.
If you have never frozen fresh berries for yourself, make sure you bookmark (or pin!) Freezing Raspberries and Strawberries. I promise you that next February when you open your freezer to find a little taste of summer tucked inside, you will be so grateful you froze those berries for yourself!
Although not all of these recipes specify “frozen berries,” frozen berries will work just as well as fresh.
SMOOTHIE RECIPES WITH FROZEN BERRIES
Smoothies are such a great way to use frozen berries, and there are so many different smoothie combinations. Try some of these favorites to get your berry fix in the middle of winter.
Blueberry Banana Green Tea Smoothie
BREAKFAST RECIPES WITH FROZEN BERRIES
Berries add just the right amount of sweetness to a breakfast recipe. Try these breakfast favorites.
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal with Crumble Topping
Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
DESSERT RECIPES WITH FROZEN BERRIES
Strawberry Coconut Cream Popsicles
Homemade Raspberry Frozen Yogurt
Creamy Custard with Summer Berries
Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Flour Cupcakes
Honey Sweetened Mixed Berry Semifreddo
Yum! Summer berries certainly do bring a little sunshine to the table on cold winter days. Thank you so much for sharing a couple of our favorites. Love this collection of frozen berry recipes. Thank you! 🙂
Yes! But this year we ate so many I didn’t get to stash enough in the freezer–my little guy eats more than his share and isn’t old enough to help pick much yet 🙂 And I wish we had a u-pick raspberry farm. That’s something I’d like to freeze more of.
You can also freeze apples and have fresh apple pie and crisp in February 🙂
My favourite thing to do with frozen berries lately is to cook them slightly over the stove and then add real maple syrup or honey and use it for pancakes, yogurt, etc. So yummy!
I love this post! We freeze berries all the time, but never use them for anything other than smoothies. Thank you for the collection of recipe ideas… they will be getting put to use soon in our house!
We make strawberry and raspberry freezer jam that uses much less sugar than regular cooked jam and tastes like fresh berries. My latest creation is an ice cream “cake” using vanilla ice cream blended with a pint of strawberry freezer jam and the juice and zest of one lemon, poured into a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap, then topped with another pint of jam and refrozen. It was delicious!