When the fresh berries go on sale, I always end up with more than my family can eat, which is why I started hunting for great berry ideas to use up the excess. I have collected some of the best and compiled them here for you to enjoy too. Next time you're wondering how you are possibly going to use all those berries before they spoil, check out this great list of berry ideas and you'll be all set.
1. Blueberry Mojito
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Yes, please! I love mojitos in the summertime and this blueberry version is my absolute favorite of all the berry ideas on this list.
2. Summer Berry Sangria
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My second favorite idea is this yummy sangria infused with berry flavors.
3. BERRY PARFAIT
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This concoction of fruit, granola, whipped cream and drizzly caramel would be the perfect dessert.
4. Ice Cream Cake
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This refreshing blend of fruit and ice cream is the ultimate in summer deliciousness.
5. Heart Healthy Snack
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Eating fruit, especially berries, loads you up with lots of fiber and antioxidants, both of which are good for your heart.
6. Blueberry Blackberry Rustic Tart
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This warm blend of blueberries and blackberries will melt in your mouth.
7. Cake Topper
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You can feel a bit more virtuous about eating a huge slice of cake when you top it with a pile of fresh berries.
8. Berry Smoothie
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What better way to use up berries than to make a cold, delightful smoothie?
9. Yogurt and Berry Popsicles
These are so much healthier and tastier than store bought frozen fruit pops.
10. Berry Pie
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A pile of fresh berries is the perfect choice for filling a pie.
11. Frozen Berries
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Frozen berries are great for smoothies or for tossing into hot oatmeal.
12. Drink Garnish
In sangria, berries are perfect, but you can also use them to jazz up pitchers of lemonade, iced tea or water.
13. Summer Berry Ice Cream Cake
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I think the name says it all - ice cream and berries. The perfect combination.
14. Frozen Sorbet
Berries are the perfect ingredient for making sorbet.
15. Berry Salad
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Adding berries to a salad boosts flavor and nutrition.
16. Berries on the Side
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No matter what you're eating, a pile of fresh berries on the side rounds out the meal.
17. Triple Berry Cups
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Fill these cookies with cheesecake filling and berries and you'll have a dessert everyone will love.
18. Chia Pudding
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You've probably heard that chia pudding is super healthy and berries give it lots of flavor and color.
19. Ice Cubes
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Toss a couple berries in your next batch of ice cubes and your drink will be full of flavor and color.
20. Streusel Bars
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This would make a pretty tasty dessert, but I think they look like a yummy breakfast too.
21. Sweet Bread
22. Mixed Berry Scones
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I love scones of any type, but adding berries to your recipe makes them even better.
23. Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip
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What a tasty looking mixture of ingredients.
24. Spa Water
Make your water fancy by adding berries to it before you sip.
25. Lemon Cream Berry Pie
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There's nothing quite like the flavor combination of lemons and berries, which makes this pie perfect.
26. BlackBerry Mousse
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Top fruit mousse with fresh fruit for an eye-appealing presentation.
27. Chocolate Meringue Cake
What could be better than chocolate cake? Why, chocolate cake topped with berries, of course.
28. Berry Cheesecake
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Fruity desserts in a jar are perfect for barbecues and picnics.
29. Berry Pancakes
Via Double Berry Puff Pancake
Berries in your pancake mix? Yes! It tastes heavenly.
30. Chocolate Dessert Cups
31. Four Berry Pie Recipe
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The great thing about berry pie is that you can mix and match your favorites to create new flavor combinations.
32. Berry Cheesecakes
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A tiny cheesecake is the ultimate in decadent dessert ideas.
33. Pancake Cake
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Layered pancakes with berries and cream make a great breakfast any day of the week.
34. Berry Galette
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This gooey and delicious galette is even better topped with vanilla ice cream.
35. Lots of Raspberries
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Look at all the different colored raspberries!
36. Easy Berry Crisp
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Make your life easier by creating a yummy crisp, which is pretty easy to make.
37. Mixed Berry Tart
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The whipped cream really brings out the fresh flavor of the berries.
39. Triple Berry Vodka Martini
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Berry cocktails just can't be beat!
39. Berry Picking
Try your hand at berry picking for a great way to enjoy fruit fresh off the vine.
40. Individual Desserts
Via Berry Patchwork Tart
I love how pretty this dessert is and how it highlights each berry by itself and with the group.
Don't you just love summer berries? What's your favorite way to use them?