Looking for blackcurrant recipes? Want to make the most of these summer berries? Blackcurrants have a relatively short season from early July to mid-to late, so make sure you make the most of this versatile fruit with these vibrant recipes. Try our ideas below and then take a look at our summer cordial recipes and home made ice cream recipes.


Want expert advice for growing your own crop? Learn how to grow your own blackcurrants from our friends at Gardeners’ World.

Best blackcurrant recipes

Blackcurrant cordial

For a super simple and summery cordial, you can’t go wrong with blackcurrant. Serve over plenty of ice or use to make a fruity mojito cocktail.

Easy Blackcurrant Cordial Recipe

Blackcurrant jelly

Using blackcurrants for jelly means you can give them a basic prep without worrying about the fiddly stalks as you’ll only be using the juice. For a creamy finish, serve with a dollop of custard on top.


Blackcurrant ice cream

A delicious weekend treat and good for garden gluts too, check out this no-churn homemade ice cream with blackcurrant sauce.

More like this
Black Currant Ice Cream Recipe

Pigeon breasts with blackcurrant sauce

Try Valentine Warner's pigeon breasts with a juicy blackcurrant sauce for an impressive dinner for two.

pigeon breasts with blackcurrant sauce


Janine Ratcliffe Portrait
Janine RatcliffeFood director

Comments, questions and tips

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post