Raspberries and warm weather go together like Popsicles and pools, BBQs and potlucks, and s’mores and campfires. We’ve been told time and time again: “raspberries taste like summer” and we couldn’t agree more. While growing and nurturing this delicate fruit is a 12-month operation, the intense summer harvest season lasts only a few weeks. That’s why the best way to enjoy this summer sensation before harvest has hit is to head to your freezer aisle and pick up a bag of frozen raspberries. With picnic season now in full swing and the weather warming up, add frozen raspberries to your basket for a little taste of summer in the middle of spring. Go ahead and have a spring fling with frozen raspberries. They’re tart, sweet, and undeniably sassy.
Here are 3 fun ways you can incorporate frozen raspberries in your springtime picnic:
- Heighten your hydration. Add a little bit of elegance and flair to otherwise ordinary water. Add frozen raspberries to a glass of sparking water, freeze frozen raspberries into ice cubes, or muddle frozen raspberries in a glass of unsweetened iced tea!
- Go with the Grain. Unlike green salads, grain salads will stay fresh-tasting for a long time after you made them. That’s because rather than wilting, they soak up the flavors and keep getting better and better. Try this Black Rice and Raspberry Salad.
- For dessert, try a “deconstructed” treat. In other words, make a raspberry crisp or crumble. It doesn’t matter if fruit crisps get jostled in your picnic basket – they’re a perfectly deconstructed dessert already! Try this Raspberry Apple Granola Crumble.