Icebox pie is one of those make-ahead treats that you can look forward to all day, knowing that a cold slice is waiting for you when you get home. Fruitful's icebox pie is a cloud of blackberry whipped cream set atop a condensed milk custard, all packaged in a graham cracker crust. The super-sweet custard is a pleasant surprise, hidden under purple clouds of berry cream, and the graham cracker crust adds a delightful toasty note.
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A sweet, deceptively complex frozen yogurt that layers rich blackberries with brown sugar and a touch of clove.
Galettes are simply free-form tarts, but there is something about their ease of preparation and rustic look that makes them perfect for summer. This version replaces the traditional pâte sucrée dough with a tender cream cheese-based dough that's flavored with fresh thyme. The galette is filled with lots of fresh blackberries, meaning it's good on its own or even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This quick and delicious smoothie has just three ingredients: ripe Ataulfo mango, frozen blackberries, and unsweetened kefir.
Rich with brown sugar and tangy yogurt, these super moist and tender berry muffins are topped with a crunchy buttery streusel.
While many bundt cakes are served with a glaze or frosting, to me, this one at its best served plain with a cup of coffee for a lingering taste of summer.
Piles of blackberries rest on cool clouds of mint whipped cream. Say It With Cake makes a refreshing fruit-filled cake suitable for summer's end.
A simple no-bake pudding that's perfect for breakfast: it's just white bread and berries.
The blackberry shrub syrup base in this recipe makes a double batch. Make a second pitcher or forego the alcohol and mix with seltzer for a refreshing soda!
This sweet, tart, herbaceous jam pairs well with hearty whole grain breads and bran muffins or can be used as a glaze for pork.
The steamy months of summer seem like they're made just to give us a reason to drink margaritas. The cool, citrusy cocktail garnished with a rim of glittering salt is one of the best ways to forget about the temperature and get lost in good times. Margaritas are also a great way to use up some of that fresh fruit from the market—especially fruits with a hint of tartness.
This cocktail from The Spotted Pig is more complex than it looks—this is a cocktail drinker's cocktail, not a syrupy Kir Royale.
Three layers of moist lemon cake are frosted with a tart lemon buttercream. You can decrease the amount of lemon if you like, but I love the intense citrus flavor and the way it cuts against the buttery cake.
There are plenty of cooling drinks you can turn to on a summer weekend, but few seem more appropriate to August than the Bramble. A standard in the UK but relatively obscure in the U.S., this gin sour topped with blackberry liqueur is an excellent drink worth discovering this summer.