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50+ Delicious Summer Berry Recipes

50+ of the most delicious berry recipes to make this summer! Use your fresh, juicy berries to make all types of refreshing desserts, breakfast recipes, salads, beverages and more. 

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Fresh Summer Berries

There is no shortage of things to love about summer, but the fact that fresh, sweet, juicy berries are back in season is one my favorites! Whether it’s blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberry desserts – I can’t get enough! And believe me, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy them. They taste amazing in cakes, cookies, pancakes, salads, pies, bread, ice cream…you name it.

A yummy treat somehow feels a little less naughty when fresh berries are mixed in. Berry recipes are also a sneaky little way to inject in *some* nutritional value to the kiddos’ food. What’s better than that?!? Also, many of these sensational summer berry recipes are the perfect take-along for all of your get-togethers. I can’t wait to make them all!

Tips for Picking the Best Berries

  • Color. Look for berries that are bold in color. The more vibrant the color, the more flavor they will have. If the color has started to darken in some spots (especially on strawberries), that could indicate spoilage.
  • Smell. They should have a fragrant and sweet aroma. If you can’t smell anything, then they probably aren’t ripe quite yet.
  • Touch. You don’t want berries that are super firm (not ripe) or too mushy (spoiled). They should be somewhere in the middle – soft to touch with a slight give.
  • Go local. I’ve found some of the most fresh and juicy berries at the local farm in my area. Not only is this a great way to support the farms in your community, but it also makes a great summer activity. Berry picking is a family favorite!

Cakes + Cupcakes

Mix them in with your batter or use them as a topping to decorate your cakes and cupcakes. They are the perfect compliment to any of these recipes!

strawberry sour cream cake on white plate with strawberries
Strawberry Sour Cream Cake
Perfectly moist and soft sour cream cake filled with fresh strawberries. Then topped with a sweet lemon glaze to make the ultimate summer cake recipe!
Total Time: 2 hours
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Bite taken from blueberry buttermilk cake.
Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
Buttery and tender blueberry buttermilk cake topped with lightly sweetened berries and baked to perfection! This simple and sweet cake is quick, easy and the perfect way to enjoy those fresh summer berries!
Total Time: 1 hour
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Strawberry Shortcake Trifle
This strawberry shortcake trifle is easy to make with layers of pound cake, sweet whipped cream and fresh strawberries. This classic dessert is perfect for summer!
Total Time: 25 minutes
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Raspberry Bundt Cake Recipe
This raspberry bundt cake with cream cheese glaze is super soft and full of the most delicious flavors. This is a must make dessert that everyone will love!
Total Time: 1 hour
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lemon raspberry cupcakes on cooling rack
Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes
Delicious lemon cupcakes topped with a fresh raspberry buttercream frosting. The easiest lemon cupcakes from cake mix that are perfect for spring and summer!
Total Time: 30 minutes
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jello poke cake with whipped cream and strawberries
Jello Poke Cake
A super moist jello poke cake topped with whipped cream and fresh berries. Takes only 5 ingredients to make and can be used with any flavor or gelatin!
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
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sliced strawberry cake
Strawberry Sheet Cake
Strawberry sheet cake is made with vanilla cake batter, a few pantry staples, sour cream, and fresh strawberry purée for a light cake with a beautiful pink hue. Top it with a strawberry version of my cream cheese frosting or strawberry buttercream for the ultimate strawberry-flavored dessert!
Total Time: 35 minutes
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Bread + Muffins

Fresh, juicy berries are a great way to add a pop of flavor to all your favorite bread and muffin recipes. You can even finish them off with a drizzle of powdered sugar glaze for an extra sweet touch. So yummy!

Bite taken from a blueberry muffin.
Blueberry Muffins Recipe
These bakery-style muffins are soft, tender and bursting with fresh blueberries. Homemade blueberry muffins are a family-favorite and ready in 45 minutes!
Total Time: 45 minutes
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Lemon blueberry muffin on counter.
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Soft and moist lemon blueberry muffins bursting with fresh blueberries and lemon flavor. Then drizzled with a delicious lemon glaze. These are the best muffins around!
Total Time: 35 minutes
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strawberry shortcake biscuit on a white plate
Strawberry Shortcake Biscuit Recipe
These easy strawberry shortcake biscuits are made with soft & fluffy homemade biscuits, sweet whipped cream and juicy strawberries. Makes the BEST fresh summer time dessert!
Total Time: 10 minutes
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Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread ...this zucchini bread recipe is the best I've ever had! So moist and full of flavor!
Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread
This is the best bread I've ever had! It's super moist and full of fresh lemon and blueberry flavor. Then topped with a sweet lemon glaze. 
Total Time: 1 hour
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Salads

You can’t go wrong adding berries to a fruit salad, over mixed greens or even a dessert salad. I love them all so much, I can’t even choose a favorite!

berry fruit salad in glass bowl
Berry Fruit Salad Recipe
This berry fruit salad is fresh, quick and delicious. Mixed berries are tossed with a honey lime dressing making this easy fruit salad perfect for any summer party!
Total Time: 10 minutes
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spinach salad with fresh berries and sliced almonds
Spinach Berry Salad Recipe
A refreshing salad made with spinach, mixed berries, almonds and a red wine poppyseed vinaigrette. Delicious, healthy and easy to make!
Total Time: 10 minutes
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strawberry spinach salad
Spinach Strawberry Salad
A light and refreshing strawberry spinach salad filled with fresh strawberries, almonds, feta and greens. Top with poppy seed dressing to make the perfect summer salad recipe!
Total Time: 10 minutes
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strawberry burrata salad on a white plate
Strawberry Burrata Salad Recipe
Strawberry, pistachio, and burrata salad with a poppyseed dressing…super fresh, flavorful and satisfying! This strawberry salad has the most perfect combination of flavors and will become your new favorite!
Total Time: 10 minutes
strawberry pretzel salad on white plate
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
This strawberry pretzel salad is a classic layered dessert made with a crunchy buttery pretzel crust, sweet cream cheese filling and strawberry Jell-O topping.
Total Time: 4 hours
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Slice of raspberry pretzel salad on a white plate.
Raspberry Jello Pretzel Salad
Raspberry jello pretzel salad is a little sweet, a little salty and a crowd-pleasing favorite! A cream cheese and Cool Whip mixture sits atop a salted pretzel crust layered with raspberry jello, it's irresistible.
Total Time: 4 hours
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Breakfast and Brunch

Elevate any of the below sweet breakfast recipes with your favorite berry of choice. I especially love making homemade crepes with this delicious cream cheese crepe filling and fresh strawberry sauce.

strawberry crepes on a white plate
Strawberry Crepe Recipe
Homemade strawberry crepes in just 15 minutes! Fill them with a sweet cream cheese filling and fresh strawberry sauce. These make the perfect easy breakfast or dessert!
Total Time: 45 minutes
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blueberry buttermilk pancakes
Blueberry Pancakes
Light and tender pancakes made from scratch and loaded with fresh juicy blueberries. These are the fluffiest blueberry pancakes that you will ever try!
Total Time: 20 minutes
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4 jars of strawberry jam on counter.
Strawberry Jam Recipe
The best homemade strawberry jam that's super easy to make and beats out store bought any day! Full of fresh strawberry flavor, it's made with only 4 ingredients and can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
Total Time: 1 day 39 minutes
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French toast casserole in a white baking dish.
Overnight French Toast
Overnight french toast casserole topped with a brown sugar crumble and berries. A delicious spin on the classic and perfect for holiday gatherings or Sunday brunch!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
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yogurt parfait in glass cup
Yogurt Parfait
This yogurt parfait is an easy grab-go option for a healthy breakfast on busy mornings! It's simple to make with yogurt, granola and fruit.
Total Time: 5 minutes
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baked oatmeal with greek yogurt
Baked Oatmeal Recipe
This blueberry baked oatmeal is a healthy and delicious make-ahead breakfast made with oats, blueberries and sweetened with brown sugar. Cozy, customizable and filling!
Total Time: 25 minutes
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stacked breakfast popsicles
Breakfast Yogurt Popsicle Recipe
Popsicles for breakfast! Yes, you heard right. These easy breakfast yogurt popsicles are not only delicious but are also packed with summer fruits and topped with a crunchy granola.
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
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Cookies and Bars

I’ve never met a cookie or bar that I didn’t like, and these fruity recipes below are no exception. They are easy, quick and absolutely delicious!

Raspberry cookies on counter.
Raspberry Cookies
Soft and fluffy raspberry cookies are easy to make and bursting with flavors of fresh lemon zest and a sweet lemon glaze. The bright fruity flavors mixed with the buttery cookie base are a match made in heaven!
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
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stack of strawberry crumb bars on a white plate
Strawberry Crumb Bars Recipe
Strawberry crumb bars made with an easy crumb crust, strawberry filling and buttery crumb topping. The perfect summer dessert made with fresh, juicy strawberries!
Total Time: 55 minutes
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blackberry cheesecake bar with a fresh blackberry on top
Blackberry Cheesecake Bars
Blackberry cheesecake bars made with a delicious sugar cookie crust, cream cheese filling and blackberry topping. An incredibly easy dessert to make and seriously divine!
Total Time: 40 minutes
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raspberry crumb bars on white plate
Raspberry Crumble Bars
Chewy raspberry crumble bars made with a buttery oatmeal base, fresh raspberry jam and then finished off with a sprinkle more of the oatmeal crumb topping. You only need 7 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time to make this easy summer dessert!
Total Time: 50 minutes
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Fruit pizza on marble counter.
Fruit Pizza Recipe
Easy and colorful fruit pizza is simple to make and always a hit! It's the best summer dessert with a soft sugar cookie crust, thick cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit!
Total Time: 20 minutes
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strawberry brownie with strawberry on top
Strawberry Brownies
These strawberry brownies are moist, decadent and easy to make with a strawberry cake mix! Top with a homemade glaze made from strawberry jam for even more strawberry flavor.
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Pies and Tarts

While I love a classic peach pie in the summer, I also can’t live without a slice of fresh berry pie. Especially if there’s homemade pie crust and vanilla ice cream involved. Pure heaven I tell ya!

Slice cut out of strawberry cream pie.
Strawberry Cream Pie
This homemade strawberry cream pie is made with a flaky crust, cheesecake filling and is bursting with fresh strawberries. One of our favorite Summer desserts!
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
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razzleberry pie with lattice crust in a pie dish
Razzleberry Pie
This homemade razzleberry pie is one of my all time favorite pies! Filled with 3 different types of berries and topped with a beautiful lattice crust.
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
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sliced berry pie on white plate
Mixed Berry Crumble Pie
It's part crisp, part crumple, and all pie! This amazing berry crumble pie is a sweet, tart, and crispy crowd-pleaser filled with juicy berries and a buttery crispy streusel topping!  
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
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strawberry rhubarb crisp
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe
This strawberry rhubarb crisp is filled with fresh strawberries and rhubarb and topped with a delicious, flaky crumble. The best strawberry dessert that's tastes amazing with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream. 
Total Time: 55 minutes
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Fruit tart in a white dish.
Fruit Tart Recipe
Each bite of this fresh fruit tart is a mix of crumbly sweet crust, smooth and decadent custard and juicy fresh berries! This is the perfect refreshing treat for warmer weather!
Total Time: 3 hours
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mini fruit tart recipe
Mini Fruit Tarts
Delicious mini fruit tarts made with a buttery shortbread crust, creamy vanilla custard and topped with fresh fruit. The perfect bite-sized sweet treat for spring and summer! 
Total Time: 1 hour
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Slice of fresh strawberry pie on a white plate.
Strawberry Pie Recipe
This strawberry pie recipe is bursting with flavor from the sweet juice of fresh strawberries! It comes together so easily with little time and effort which makes it the perfect summer dessert!
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
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Blackberry cobbler in a white bowl.
Blackberry Cobbler
This blackberry cobbler is a classic old-fashioned dessert made with a juicy blackberry filling and a crisp, buttery, golden crust.
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
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Frozen Treats

Nothing screams summer more than berry ice cream or popsicles. They are the perfect treats for your little ones to cool off with after a long afternoon playing in the sun. And my kids also LOVE to help me make them!

Scooping strawberry ice cream.
Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
Homemade strawberry ice cream is an easy to make egg-free recipe that's made with a sweet no-cook vanilla cream base. It's the perfect summer dessert with a rich and creamy taste that is bursting with fresh strawberry flavor!
Total Time: 50 minutes
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No Churn Ice Cream
This no churn ice cream recipe makes the creamiest ice cream and is made with only 3 ingredients. You won't believe how easy it is to make without a machine!
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
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EASY Homemade Popsicles
EASY homemade popsicles made with just 3 simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep. The creamy layers of fresh fruit and yogurt make this frozen dessert the perfect healthy and refreshing treat to cool off with this summer. 
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
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NO BAKE Strawberry Icebox Cake
Strawberry Icebox Cake
A quick and easy no-bake strawberry icebox cake that's layered with graham crackers, whipped cream cheese filling and sliced strawberries. Simple, sweet and perfectly refreshing!
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
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frozen yogurt bites in a glass bowl
Yogurt Bites
Frozen berry yogurt bites are a simple and kid-friendly snack made with only 2 ingredients. Healthy, refreshing and SO easy! These froyo bites are perfect for Summer!
Total Time: 5 minutes
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slice of strawberry lasagna
Strawberry Lasagna
This strawberry lasagna is a deliciously layered dessert where cheesecake meets strawberry jello in one perfect bite. With layers of an Oreo crust, fresh strawberries, and whipped topping, this refreshing and light dessert is always a hit!
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
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Strawberry dole whip in a clear cup on wooden surface.
Strawberry Dole Whip
Creamy and refreshing, strawberry Dole Whip is an easy summer dessert made with 3 simple ingredients that will delight the whole family!
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Beverages

For a refreshing drink to sip on, use the berries to make a healthy smoothie recipe, lemonade or even fruit infused water. Any of these can be whipped up in just minutes!

frozen strawberry lemonade in glasses
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
This frozen strawberry lemonade is a delicious blend of sweet strawberries and fresh lemonade, blended to slushy perfection. It's the perfect cool treat for summer.
Total Time: 5 minutes
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strawberry banana smoothie
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This healthy strawberry banana smoothie is the perfect way to welcome the new year! It only takes 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. It's the perfect drink to curb those sweet cravings! 
Total Time: 5 minutes
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protein smoothie in glass
Protein Smoothie Recipe
This healthy berry protein smoothie takes only 5 minutes to make with 6 simple ingredients. It's packed full of protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and tastes so delicious! 
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Kale smoothie in a glass cup.
Kale Smoothie Recipe
This kale smoothie is easy to make for breakfast with banana, kale, Greek yogurt and berries! It's a delicious high protein smoothie with amazing taste.
Total Time: 5 minutes
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fruit infused water
Fruit Infused Water
Naturally flavored fruit infused water that's not only easy to make, but healthy and delicious! It has a sweet and refreshing taste and has a cleansing effect on the body.
Total Time: 5 minutes
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More Berry Dessert Recipes

And if you need more inspiration, check out these delicious berry dessert recipes below. Many of these are easy no-bake desserts that you can reach for again and again.

layers of cream, strawberries, chocolate pudding and brownies in a glass trifle jar
Brownie Strawberry Trifle
Brownie strawberry trifle made with layers of strawberries, chocolate pudding, cream and brownies. This trifle dessert has the perfect combination of flavors and tastes absolutely delicious.
Total Time: 1 hour
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strawberry mousse in glass cup with spoon
Strawberry Mousse Recipe
This strawberry cheesecake mousse is perfectly light, creamy and full of fresh strawberries. Quick to whip up and great for entertaining!
Total Time: 45 minutes
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chocolate strawberry dessert kabobs on a white serving plate
Chocolate Strawberry Dessert Kabobs
Chocolate strawberry dessert kabobs filled with strawberries, marshmallows, brownies and chocolate. So easy and perfect for entertaining! 
Total Time: 10 minutes
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strawberry frosting
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Rich and creamy strawberry buttercream frosting packed with amazing strawberry flavor. Perfect for frosting cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more!
Total Time: 10 minutes
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Chocolate covered strawberries on a plate.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
The perfect dessert for Valentine's Day! Follow these simple tips on how to make chocolate covered strawberries for the best results.
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Fruit Salsa Recipe
Fruit salsa and cinnamon chips – the perfect Summer dessert or appetizer! Fresh, easy and so delicious. My whole family loves this fruit salsa recipe! 
Total Time: 20 minutes

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