At last, Blackberry Season is here. We are very lucky here in Vancouver we have a very blackberry friendly environment. Most of the year blackberry canes are annoying weeds, but for a couple of weeks, they completely redeem themselves.

It is something of a family tradition to brave the thorns to pick berries.  We have tried any number of ways to avoid all the scratches with no success so we tough it out because these wild berries are SOOOOO GOOD!

Blackberry Season is family time

Delicious Recipes for Blackberry Season,

Our favorite way to eat blackberries is with a sprinkling of sugar and heavy cream. Simple and divine. For the lactose intolerant, we recommend coconut cream rather than heavy cream.

It may be hard to believe but it isn’t possible to eat all the blackberries with cream – we try though.

Blackberry Sour Cream Muffins

Delicious Recipes for Blackberry Season,

I have found several yummy recipes to put those lovely berries to other uses. This awesome recipe from Simply Recipes is a delicious recipe for blackberry season.

Blackberry Sour Cream Muffins
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  • 2 1/2 cups (320g) all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (236 ml) sour cream
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 8 Tbsp warm melted butter (1 stick, 112g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 5-6oz, 150g) blackberries, fresh or frozen. If using frozen thaw, drain excess liquid then coat with flour.


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease 2 standard 12 muffin tins or line with paper muffin cups.
  2. 2. Combine dry ingredients. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in large bowl.
  3. 3. Combine wet ingredients and sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream, milk, sugar, butter and vanilla
  4. 4. Add wet ingredients to dry, then add berries. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, and mix together with a few light stokes until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not overmix
  5. 5. Add berries and mix gently.
  6. 6. spoon into muffin cups and bake. divide the batter evenly among muffin cups, Bake at 400F until a toothpick inserted in the middle of muffins comes out clean. 20-25 minutes.
  7. 7. Le cool on a wire rack and serve while still warm.
  8. This recipe is originally from Simpy Recipe's Blackberry Muffins

That beautiful russian teacup and saucer were a gift from a beloved friend. Check out her instagram. @chrysalis4nailz.

What else do we need on a hot summer day? Something awesome to drink!

A shrub is a fruit syrup made with vinegar, crushed fruit and sugar. Add a couple of tablespoons of the shrub to a glass, add sparkling water and you have a tart refreshing drink.

Delicious Recipes for Blackberry Season,

Blackberry Shrub Recipe

I used 2 cups of blackberries, 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup apple cider vinegar. Mix together in a glass or ceramic bowl, crushing the fruit a bit. Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, stirring occasionally. After the mixture has sat for 3-4 days, crush the berries and strain the liquid into a jar.  Enjoy with sparkling water or sparkling wine!

Delicious Recipes for Blackberry Season,

Blackberry Butter

Another delicious recipe for blackberry season is from Cooking for Keeps. Her Blackberry Butter is delicious.

Delicious Recipes for Blackberry Season

Don’t forget to pin this for your Blackberry Season.

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28 Replies to “Delicious Recipes for Blackberry Season”

  1. I really, really love blackberries; in fact, when it's not blackberry season, I always have some in the freezer that I can pull out. I can remember going to pick blackberries with my mamaw when I was a child and I always loved doing that. The muffins look delicious and I've never heard of blackberry butter, but now I want to try it! Thanks for sharing your recipes. Great post! Brought back some good memories!
    1. One of my favorite memories is when my sons were much younger and my oldest son did not want to pick. He moaned and groaned but once he started he wouldn’t stop. He kept finding more and more to pick and enjoyed himself.
  2. Hands up I love blackberries - they taste so good in so many different things. I am most definitely going to have to try the sour cream muffin! They sound amazing! YUM!
  3. we ADORE blackberries here. We have a couple of mulberry trees by our home and my girls LOVE to climb and eat from the trees! Which they were blackberry trees for sure!
  4. Blackberry butter? hmm. sounds yummy! I think it's the first time I've heard of it and I know it's a great idea. I need to try it!
  5. Oooh What a great recipe. I've actually never tried blackberry's I'll have to pin this for later!
  6. My kids love blackberries. Actually they love all the berries but these ones are a huge hit. I really should potentially get some soon and make muffins with them too. Sour cream is such a great stand by to have in the fridge always. It really adds a lot of creaminess to baking. I am rarely without that here.
  7. Both the husband and I love blackberries, but we've never tried these recipes. We just always make our fave blackberry cobbler. Thank you for sharing the recipes. Will def try them soon.
  8. Our local ice cream place had the seasonal flavor of lemon with blackberry swirl. It got me thinking of all the blackberry possibilities.
  9. Wow this looks like so much fun, I totally love eating blackberries. I used to pick them as a kid growing up, always so much fun. Blackberry jam is my absolute favorite.
  10. I love blackberries, reminds me of my dad growing up. He always had a blackberry bush to gather from. And there was always something blackberry going on at my house. I think I’m gonna make a blackberry mojito tonight:)
  11. Hii Gillian, I remember those days when I was a kid that we would go out berry picking. My Mother would always take a hoe with us in case we ran into a snake. We wore long pants and long sleeves shirt so we didn't get so scratched, and we had to watch out for poison ivy, but it was well worth it. I love your recipe for the blackberry sour cream muffins - it looks and sounds delicious
    1. Our wildlife worry is bears but they usually aren’t out in the midday heat. We have tried various clothing combinations with moderate success. I suspect what would really work would be the Tyvek rabbit suits worn by forensic technicians. The muffins are awfully good but only after eating as many fresh berries as possible.

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