If you love berries, you need to get in on these blackcurrant recipes!
Tart and sweet, they’re oozing with berry goodness.
Blackcurrants are a summer fruit that belongs to the gooseberry family.
They’re great for your immune system and add a little zing to all favorite foods that need a berry boost.
You can make jams, muffins, cakes, cocktails, you name it!
From ice cream to berry-centric mojitos, these blackcurrant recipes offer a bunch of creative ways to use this fruit.
1. Blackcurrant Jam
Do you have an abundance of blackcurrants? Make jam!
It’s my favorite thing to do when I come across a bounty of these berries foraging. And, it’s super easy.
All you need are about a pound of blackcurrants, water, and sugar.
Blackcurrants already have a great amount of pectin, so no need to add more.
When you’re done, you’ll have one of the best homemade jams for toast, scones, biscuits, and all your baked goods.
2. Blackcurrant Ice Cream
Homemade blackcurrant ice cream is one of those simple pleasures in life.
If you haven’t had it, you’re truly missing out!
Sweet, tart, and creamy, it’s an incredible fruity summer flavor.
And you don’t need an ice cream maker to whip up a batch.
Just simmer the blackcurrants with sugar, then mix it with Greek yogurt and heavy cream.
Now comes the hard part, which is waiting for it to freeze.
3. Raspberry and Blackcurrant Jam
Another summer berry that will go marvelous with your blackcurrant jam is raspberry.
Together, they’re the perfect combo of sweet and tart.
Aside from the berries, you’ll use sugar, water, and lemon to accentuate their juices. All it will take you is 17 minutes.
Pectin-free, quick, and fruity, this jam is a berry lover’s dream!
4. Blackcurrant Sorbet
Sorbet is a nice alternative to ice cream for those looking to cut down on dairy.
And if you like berry flavored, you’ll fall in love with this.
Light and refreshing, it’s bursting with berries!
If you want, you can also play around with the flavor and add other berries to the mix.
I’m thinking of blueberries, blackberries, and even red currants.
5. Blackcurrant Pavlova
Pavlova is a dessert that features a meringue base.
Airy on the inside and crisp on the outside, it’s marvelous when you top it with fruit.
So this summer, give it a try with blackcurrant sauce.
You top it with a heavenly homemade whipped cream topping with blackcurrants folded in as well as a blackcurrant syrup for a pop.
6. Easy Blackcurrant Curd
I know what you’re thinking and no, this isn’t curd as in curdling milk.
It’s curd as in a condiment that’s a cross between custard and jam.
Eggs and butter give it a creamy texture. While it’s the sugar, blackcurrants, and lemon that give it all the flavor.
It’s a fun alternative to jams and jellies, and you can use it all the same.
7. Blackcurrant and Apple Crumble
Crumbles, cobblers, and crisps can all get a little confusing.
All you need to know is that this has the most exquisite fruity filling with a buttery crumbly topping to match!
Blackcurrant compote and crisp apples lend the most enticing combination of sweet and tart.
As for the topping, it has the typical crumble mixture of flour, sugar, and butter.
There are also crisps and oats added to the mix.
8. Blackcurrant Biscuits
On the hunt for a new gluten-free and egg-free treat for the kids? Try these whimsical biscuits.
These aren’t the fluffy biscuits that you smother with butter and jam. They’re more like hard cookies.
They have a strong fruity flavor with a nice crunch.
Plus, kids will just love decorating the top with drizzled white chocolate and sprinkles.
9. Blackcurrant Muffins
These fluffy muffins are the perfect breakfast on the run and afternoon snack.
They have the most heavenly texture packed with juicy bites of berries.
Feel free to use fresh or frozen. Just be sure not to defrost the latter. Otherwise, the muffins will turn blue!
10. Spice Blackcurrant Vodka Liqueur
Here’s an adult treat for your craft cocktail creations.
Using vodka as the base, you’ll make a homemade liqueur with blackcurrants, star anise, cinnamon, and sugar.
It’s a fun one to try when you’re feeling experimental and looking to play mixologist.
For a simple cocktail, pour it over ice and top it with club soda, or get creative with it!
11. No-bake Blackcurrant Cheesecake
Want cheesecake without the fuss? Go with no-bake!
This no-bake blackcurrant cheesecake is purely divine.
It has a crushed biscuit crust, silky smooth center, and viscous blackcurrant topping.
It will keep for a few days in the fridge. But you’ll gobble it all up before then!
12. Black Currant Scones
I love dipping these scones in my morning coffee and afternoon tea.
They’re like cookies for adults. They’re not too sweet, full of dried currants, and fun to nibble on.
They only take 30 minutes to bake and you get a ton out of one recipe. So there’s plenty to freeze for later.
13. Deep-Filled Blackcurrant Pies
I just want to sink my teeth into these fruity pies!
The inside is oozing with a sweet and tart blackcurrant filling just waiting to make a mess of everything.
But they’re so good, you won’t mind a bit!
Bake them in a muffin tin and you get the perfect individual servings.
14. Blackcurrant Mojito with Vanilla
Do you know what’s better than a mojito? A blackcurrant mojito!
The rum, lime, and mint are the perfect cocktail base to showcase the brightness of blackcurrants.
Refreshing and vivacious, this sprightly cocktail will be your new favorite summer drink.
15. Blackcurrant Buckle
What is a buckle? It’s a type of dessert with a cake-like texture and streusel topping.
And it’s scrumptious with blackcurrants and chocolate!
Sweet, buttery, and fruity, it has everything you could want in a dessert.
When you have something to celebrate like a holiday, birthday, or just a lazy Sunday, this recipe is perfect.
16. Blackcurrant Muffins with White Chocolate Chips
Everything tastes better with a little bit of chocolate, including blackcurrant muffins.
Trapped inside these fluffy muffins is a wonderful combination of tart blackcurrants, sweet white chocolate chips, and a hint of vanilla.
They’re proof that everything tastes better from scratch.
Plus, you get to control the amount of sugar so they’re not too sweet.
17. Blackcurrant Popsicles
Beat the heat all summer long with these fruity popsicles!
The kids will love helping you make these just as much as they love eating them.
They’re heavy on the blackcurrant flavor with hints of mango and lychee too.
They’re super easy to make, but they do take hours to freeze.
Prepare them in the morning and they’ll be ready by the afternoon.
18. Blackcurrant Cake
Did you say you needed a dessert for your Fourth of July extravaganza? I just found it.
This cake is popping with a beautiful bounty of blackcurrants!
As a summer berry, they’re very fitting for the holiday.
They’re a great alternative for those who want something other than blueberries.
Tart, sweet, and soft, it’s oozing with juicy summer berries!
19. Blackcurrant Smoothie with Mango and Mint
I have a refreshing healthy breakfast smoothie for you to try. It’s tropical, tart, sweet, fresh, and creamy.
You blend blackcurrants with mango, mint, coconut water, and Greek yogurt.
Packed with antioxidants, it has protein and electrolytes, too.
It’s the perfect recipe to kick-start all your summer activities.
20. Blackcurrant and Vanilla Cream Tart
If you love the texture of custard desserts, you need this tart in your life.
The double cream filling has the most divine creamy texture that gets even better with juicy blackcurrants.
It wouldn’t be a tart without a hardy crust to match. And this one has a biscuit-like texture with a nutty and butter flavor.
Don’t just keep it to yourself, share it with your friends and family!
21. Blackcurrant Almond Bars
These bars are another blackcurrant treat I love with my morning coffee.
They have the best flavor and texture. I simply can’t get enough!
You get a buttery almond crust, juicy blackcurrant filling, and streusel topping with slivered almonds on top.
It’s almost like a crumble you can take on the go anytime you need a pick-me-up.
22. Blackcurrant Coulis
Coulis is a type of sauce that you make with pureed produce. So if you have a bunch of blackcurrants, give it a try.
The process is similar to homemade cranberry sauce.
You simmer blackcurrants in sugar water until they thicken. The difference is you strain the sauce and infuse it with vanilla.
Spoon it over ice cream, Greek yogurt, smoothie bowls, pancakes, or anything else you fancy.
23. Blackcurrant Meringue Pie
Once you try this you’ll be saying lemon meringue who?
The tangy blackcurrant filling will be your new favorite way to make meringue pie.
Those juicy berries with that luxurious meringue topping are like a slice of heaven.
While I admit it’s not the easiest of desserts, one bite makes it all worth it.
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