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Have some fresh, or frozen, berries? Here are some of our favorite single serving berry recipes. From cobblers to crisps, from small batch jams and sauces, to berry filled baked goods, you’re sure to find a few wonderful new berry recipes to try.

A strawberry shortcake on a plate with sliced strawberries and whipped cream plated next to a small bowl of strawberries and whipped cream.

Berry season is here and there’s nothing I love more than recipes loaded with fresh berries. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries have made an appearance in our local markets and I couldn’t be happier.

When Is Berry Season?

Although every location in the United States will have a slightly different berry season, berries are generally in season from spring through summer.

  • Strawberries: April through June
  • Blueberries: Late May through October
  • Blackberries: June through August
  • Raspberries: May through September
  • Boysenberries: Late June through early August

What To Do With A Handful Of Berries

Such versatile fruits, berries are lovely in crumbles and crisps, in shortcakes and jams, and even tossed onto your favorite salads.

Take a look at our roundup of single serving berry recipes and be sure to let us know your favorite ways to incorporate berries into recipes.

Be sure to read how to wash and freeze berries below.

Berry Recipes

four strawberry scones topped with a glaze on a white plate

Small Batch Strawberry Scones

4.95 from 18 votes
Bake heavenly, buttery small-batch strawberry scones using our simple, fail-proof recipe. Delight your taste buds with these irresistible treats!
Strawberry Scones Recipe
one large blueberry muffin baked in a small ramekin

Blueberry Muffin For One

4.90 from 37 votes
Make your own single blueberry muffin with this easy recipe. Enjoy a moist, buttery muffin bursting with juicy blueberries – a perfect, quick treat for one.
Blueberry Muffin For One Recipe
Dutch Baby Pancake with berries on top in mini skillet

Berry Filled Dutch Baby (Puffed Pancake)

4.80 from 20 votes
Whip up this easy single-serving Berry Dutch Baby pancake recipe, filled with vibrant, juicy berries. Perfect for a gourmet breakfast treat at home!
Berry Filled Dutch Baby Recipe
a single strawberry shortcake on a clear plate next to a bowl of strawberries

Strawberry Shortcake For One

4.94 from 16 votes
Indulge in a scrumptious, single-serving strawberry shortcake using our foolproof, customizable recipe. Experience dessert bliss in every bite!
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
a blueberry crumble in a rectangular baking dish next to a bowl of blueberries

Blueberry Crumble For One

4.82 from 32 votes
Mini blueberry crumble made with a handful of blueberries and topped with a crisp, buttery oat topping. A wonderful single serving dessert! Quick, easy, and so delicious!
Blueberry Crumble For One Recipe
a bowl of strawberry ice cream next to a bowl of fresh strawberries and a red napkin

Strawberry Ice Cream

4.92 from 12 votes
Whip up delicious no-churn Strawberry Ice Cream with chocolate chunks! Quick, easy recipe for a creamy, fruity delight – no ice cream maker needed!
Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
jar of blueberry jam

Easy Small Batch Refrigerator Jam

4.89 from 26 votes
Easy small batch refrigerator jam made with just two ingredients. Use blueberries or strawberries and sugar in this quick stovetop recipe.
Small Batch Refrigerator Jam Recipe
Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One | One Dish Kitchen

Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One

4.87 from 22 votes
Big bakery style Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One. A single muffin loaded with plump, sweet blueberries and tart lemon juice. Baked in a ramekin, this perfectly sweet muffin is topped with a sweet and tangy lemon glaze. Perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert.
Lemon Blueberry Muffin Recipe
Avocado Salad with Berries | One Dish Kitchen

Avocado Salad With Blueberry Vinaigrette

4.75 from 4 votes
Savor our Single-Serving Avocado Salad! Packed with berries, pecans, feta, and topped with blueberry vinaigrette – a healthful delight!
Avocado Salad Recipe
slice of icebox cake with blueberries on glass plate

Icebox Cake For One

4.60 from 5 votes
The best single serving icebox cake recipe! So easy to make and the perfect size for one person. It's a light, no-bake cake made with a sweet cream filling and berries layered over graham crackers.
Icebox Cake For One Recipe
baked oatmeal with berries in bowl

Baked Oatmeal For One

4.95 from 37 votes
This Easy Baked Oatmeal is the best way to start your day! It's almost like eating a warm oatmeal cookie in a bowl. Naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup and filled with blueberries or your favorite fruit. This single serving breakfast is baked in one pan for easy cleanup.
Baked Oatmeal For One Recipe
blueberry coffee cake with a glaze on a silver tray next to a floral napkin

Blueberry Coffee Cake For One

4.89 from 18 votes
Tender, packed with blueberries and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze, this single serving blueberry coffee cake is perfect for breakfast or dessert.
Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe
Knickerbocker Glory Recipe | One Dish Kitchen

Knickerbocker Glory

5 from 4 votes
Indulge in a classic Knickerbocker Glory! Layered ice cream, fruit, and toppings for a showstopper dessert. Treat yourself to this timeless delight!
Knickerbocker Glory Recipe
a blue bowl filled with watermelon sorbet surrounded by fresh strawberries on a wooden table

Watermelon Sorbet For One

4.93 from 14 votes
Whip up a refreshing Watermelon Sorbet with strawberries! Easy, fruity recipe for a perfect summer treat. Cool down and indulge in natural sweetness!
Watermelon Sorbet Recipe

In addition to these wonderful single serving berry recipes, we also love adding berries as a topping to pancakes, cakes, and cheesecake.

How To Wash Berries

It’s best not to wash berries until right before you are ready to use them, or they can get mushy.

  • Gently rinse the berries in under cool running water. Be extra careful with delicate blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
  • Fill a big bowl with about 8 cups of water, add in 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, let the berries soak for about 15 minutes, gently rinse and air dry or pat dry with a kitchen towel.

How To Freeze Berries

If you’ve got plenty of fresh berries and would like to extend their shelf life, consider freezing them. When frozen properly, berries will retain their delicious juicy flavor for months.

You will need:

  • a rimmed baking sheet
  • freezer bags
  • a freezer


  1. Pick through the berries and make sure there are no stems, unripe or damaged berries in the mix.
  2. Rinse the berries in cool water and dry thoroughly. You can either pat them dry with a dry kitchen towel or with paper towels.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and place the berries on the sheet in a single layer.
  4. Place them in the freezer until they are completely frozen, usually a few hours or overnight.
  5. Transfer the berries to a resealable plastic storage bag, forcing as much air out of the bag as possible before sealing it.
  6. Store the frozen berries in the freezer until you are ready to use them. Frozen berries will keep for up to 6 months.

Tips For Freezing Berries

  • If you’re freezing strawberries, hull the berries (remove the green caps) before freezing.
  • Measure the berries with a measuring cup as you put them in the freezer bags and write the amount in cups on each bag. This way, when you need berries for a recipe, you will know how many you have available to use.

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