A fresh berry dessert is the best way to enjoy summer and this Blackberry Crumble with Chai Ice Cream is no different. From the super sweet blackberries to the (slightly healthy) crumble top full of oats, seeds and a hint of brown sugar, it’s something that could be eating every. single. day!
For this recipe, I went with blackberries found at the local farmers’ market. How could I not? Look at all that juicy, plump deliciousness. Seriously, they were huge and absolutely perfect…I had to go back and get a 2nd pint because I kept snacking on them before I got to the actual crumble.
Blackberries were an obvious choice since it’s peak season for them in North Carolina. However, this recipe is highly customizable with whatever berry or fruit your heart desires. Peaches? Blueberries? Apples? They’ll all be scrumptious. Make it your own and let me know which one is your favorite.
Benefits of Blackberries
If their sweetness wasn’t reason enough to eat them, Blackberries have a long list of benefits:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B
- Many properties that aid in the effects of aging and helping with some chronic diseases.
- And so much more…
Even in dessert form, these bad boys help bring balance to your diet and benefits to help you feel your best.
Now, that being said, this dessert also has its fair share of crunch and natural sugar to bring it to the next level. With hints of brown sugar and pure maple syrup, you better believe it’ll satisfy any sweet tooth you might be having. Combined with the creamy Vegan Cashew Chai Ice Cream, it’s a match made in heaven.
Back to that crunchy topping. Mmmm! I’m a sucker for texture and always need a little sumthing sumthing to give a crunch to a dish. The best part? This one sneaks in some healthy ingredients like hemp hearts and flax seeds for some extra protein and omega-3s. Trust me, if I didn’t tell you, you never would have noticed. Moral of the story…this dessert is (kinda) healthy, right? I mean you have fruit, whole grains (oats), and nutritional boosters like the seeds? Swap out the ice cream for yogurt and you might even be able to call this breakfast. Maybe tomorrow…
Until then, I have a feeling this will be on my dessert list for a while. 🙂 Enjoy the Blackberry Crumble!
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What’s your favorite berry?
Do you have a go-to dessert for summertime?