Famous Michigan Blueberries
Delicious recipes to use up your summertime stash.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: August 2nd, 2012
t's the peak of blueberry season, and with farmer's markets and the grocery stores being chock full of them, it's hard to resist picking up a pint or two. Once you have berries in your fridge, if you can't think of anything to do with them, we're here with plenty of yummy solutions.
The most obvious solution to using up blueberries is to make muffins. There are about a zillion different recipes for them, but we like ones with a nice sugary crumb topping and extra blueberries, like these. Variations on these can include orange zest or lemon extract, but we like the traditional flavor the best.
In the same vein, you could try making lemon-blueberry pound cake, which can be grilled and served with ice cream to take it to the next level.
If you'd rather skip the cake and just have the ice cream, try making your blueberries into a blueberries and cream ice cream, like the one featured on Susi's Cooking and Baking Adventures, or a blueberry crisp ice cream.
One of the easiest things to do with blueberries, though, is to make a crisp. You can mix it up and add in other fruits, too, like raspberries, peaches, or apples.
If you'd rather hang onto the blueberries and not turn them into a delicious baked treat, though, you can always freeze them and blend them into smoothies or just eat them as-is, like a tiny popsicle.
Whatever you do with your blueberries, don't let them wilt and rot in your crisper; their season is fleeting and not to be missed.