Elderflower recipes are a summer favourite, from elderflower cordial, ice cream, jelly and shortbreads to tarts, syllabub and sorbet
Elderflower recipes really give you a taste of everything we love about the summer. Make it into elderflower cordial, jam, ice cream, or bake with it - whatever you choose to do, we've got some of the best elderflower recipes for you to try this summer.
There's nothing quite as delightful as making your own elderflower cordial and enjoying it either mixed with sparkling water, as a spritzer, added to champagne or with vodka, soda and a wedge of lime. This truly is one of the most refreshing drinks on a hot summer's day. Once you've tried making your own cordial, you'll never want to go back to shopbought! We have a divine recipe for elderflower cordial (pictured) you can try. The prep time is only 10 minutes, which makes it one of our quickest and easiest recipe ideas - it takes a few hours for the flavours to infuse but it keeps for months, which means you can enjoy it long after elderflower season has ended.
Elderflowers come from the elderberry plant and the flower blooms from mid-May for around a month, which means that their season is very short. If you're picking your own, make sure you avoid elderflower that is growing along busy roadsides or in polluted areas and those at low level.
It's not just cordial that you can make with elderflower. We've got some great elderflower jelly recipes that you can make with or without a splash of alcohol to make it a real grown-up dessert, or perhaps you might prefer to enjoy it as an ice cream, which is bound to cool you down in hot weather. We've got a lovely elderflower and raspberry fool recipe, which makes for a super speedy dessert when you're short on time.
Give our elderflower recipes a go this summer for a really refreshing, elegant taste of summer...
Raspberry Elderflower Fool
For a dessert that's ready in under 20 minutes, this raspberry elderflower fool is the perfect summer pud. It's full of the flavours of the season and is surprisingly light too.
Raspberry Elderflower Shortbread
Expecting friends round but short on time and need to make something quick and simple for dessert or to enjoy with afternoon tea? This raspberry and elderflower shortbread recipe couldn't be easier.
Cocktail lollies are a really great grown-up treat. We love ice lollies but they're even better with gin in them!
Mixed Berry Tart with Elderflower Pastry Cream
The elderflower in this mixed berry tart with elderflower pastry cream recipe takes it to another level. It adds a really delicate flavour that goes perfectly with the mixed berries.
Elderflower Syllabub with Raspberries and Crushed Meringues
We love this elderflower syllabub with raspberries and crushed meringues. It can be whipped up super fast so it's ideal for when you don't have too much time on your hands.
Elderflower Raspberry Jellies
These elderflower raspberry jellies can easily be served as the finishing course to your dinner party. The individual portions look delightful and are really elegant.
Elderflower sorbet is so refreshing and perfect enjoyed outdoors in the garden when the sun is shining!
Elderflower and Raspberry Jelly
The raspberries which set in this elderflower and raspberry jelly make this dessert look really impressive. It's also a great dessert to serve on a special occasion when you're entertaining friends and family.
Gooseberry and Elderflower Ice Cream
There's nothing quite like homemade ice cream so combine two classic flavours to make this gooseberry and elderflower ice cream. It's a real treat.
Gooseberry Elderflower Jam
On toast or scones, this gooseberry and elderflower jam can be enjoyed whichever way you prefer. It also makes a great homemade gift for close friends and family.
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