Blackberry Recipes for Summer

It's summertime which means blackberries are everywhere! I should have made June the official month of blackberry recipes on the blog, but I wasn't that clever or forward thinking enough to plan it out. In actuality, if I'm being honest, I'm on blackberry overload on the third week of being overrun by blackberries in the yard. There are legitimately so many blackberries coming off of the bushes that I don't even know what to do with most of them. 

In other parts of the country, blackberry season is just starting while mine is this close to ending—thank goodness because even our friends are getting tired of us giving them so many blackberries! I've put them into salads, into smoothies, barbecue sauces, pies, cakes, sorbet, mimosas using the aforementioned sorbet... the list goes on and on. 

Entree

I absolutely love blackberries in entrees or salads.

Mexican Black Bean and Berry Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing from Chef De Home

Mexican Black Bean and Berry Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing from Chef De Home

 

Duck breast with blackberry sauce from Caroline's Cooking 

Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Sauce from Grits and Pinecones

 

Blackberry Desserts

Of course, blackberries being a fruit means the natural thing to do with them is to make them into something sweet that everyone will enjoy.

Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream from The Simple, Sweet Life

Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream from The Simple, Sweet Life

This ice cream would be perfect on a day like today, when it's 104º outside and when you legitimately feel like you're melting and need comfort food. 

Easy Blackberry Sorbet with Apple and Thyme from Fuss Free Flavors

Easy Blackberry Sorbet with Apple and Thyme from Fuss Free Flavors

There are literally thousands of blackberry sorbet recipes out on the internet, but doesn't the flavor combinations of blackberry, thyme and apple sound like perfection?

Blackberry Beverages

It's not summer without a cocktail!

Blackberry Lemon Gin & Tonic from Kleinworth & Co

Blackberry Lemon Gin & Tonic from Kleinworth & Co

Not typically a gin drinker (just ask my husband why), but I am dying to try this blackberry-lemon gin and tonic for myself!

Frozen Blackberry Margaritas from Cooking With Curls.

Frozen Blackberry Margaritas from Cooking With Curls.

I might be in the minority, but I'll choose a margarita over a sangria any day of the week.