Blueberries are back in town and we've got the most delicious ideas for how to use them

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Image: What's in season? Blueberries

Photo: @rsseattle / CC BY-SA 2.0 / adapted / Flickr: rsmith11235

Beautiful blueberries are here. These little balls of deliciousness transform any picnic and mean that summer rings out with the sound of 'ooooh blueberries!'


They'll keep quite happily in the fridge in an air-tight plastic container or glass for up to two weeks, and in the freezer in a Ziploc bag for a year. Avoid your blueberries coming into contact with solid metal, as it can discolour both the blueberries and the metal, and don't wash them as that makes them dehydrate faster.


Blueberries are pretty perfect raw, but if you've got more than you know what to do with – lucky you – then try out some of these fantastic recipes.


Blueberry pie

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How could we not start with a pie? This gorgeous dish is bursting with fresh blueberries, and it's completely delicious and easy to make.


Blueberry cheesecake ice-cream

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That is a very nice collection of words. Plus this amazing ice-cream recipe doesn't need an ice-cream maker. Just a good old-fashioned blender and your trusty freezer, and then some very lucky friends to enjoy it.


Blueberry honey ricotta tart

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For something that looks so magnificent this ricotta tart is actually surprisingly easy to make. You'll find yourself saying, "Oh this? Just something I whipped up." Yes, it involves making the crust yourself, but it's totally worth it.


No-bake blueberry lemon cheesecake

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We absolutely can't stop looking at this cheesecake. It's vegan and gluten-free, and it looks like the most beautiful thing in the world. 


Blueberry, acai and coconut ice lollies

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Sending us straight back to childhood summers, these amazing ice lollies are fresh, wonderful and dairy-free. Yes please.


Blueberry cheesecake bars

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Get ready to say hello to your new favourite dessert. And then if by some miracle they're not all gone, you can keep enjoying these cheesecake bars all day. Perfect blueberry magic.


Blueberry smoothie

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What a colour! Imagine waking up to that first thing in the morning. How could the day not be great when it starts with an incredible blueberry smoothie?

Have we missed a fantastic blueberry recipe off our list? Tell us in the comments box below or tweet us @Homemade