How to sweeten blueberries. Hey! Has it ever happened to you that you went to the supermarket and saw some fresh farm blue blueberry pile and decided to bring home a whole crate of it?
As you have been watching commercials for blueberries and their super sweet, pulpy taste and thinking about that commercial, you spend 50$ for that blueberry crate you brought home just to find out that it was nothing as you expected them to be, and all you get is a shear disappointed.
Well, my fellows! You are not the only one to face this type of embarrassing situation. Because not all the blueberries you see are sweet; in fact, blueberries have a very tangy and sour taste.
How to sweeten blueberries
Blueberries are nothing as we expect them to be sweet, full of flavor, sugary, and nothing but yummy! But they are sour with a bursting tangy flavor with a tint of tart.
Well! some people like “Me” don’t like the sour taste and prefer what I call “sugared” stuff. It will be an amazing thing to sweeten these delightful and delicious berries.
Blueberries: A sack of nutrition
We all know that blueberries are nature’s gift, and so they should contain a lot of good things within. Blueberries are packed with abundant nutrition and are highly rich in vitamins K and C.
It also contains minerals like manganese. Moreover, Blueberries are very low on calories as well. Hence, they are ideal for health and have lots of benefits.
Just adding something to sweeten it will make it more edible. I have gathered a list of ways to “sugarcoat” your blueberries that might be lying in your refrigerator waiting to be treated and eaten with affection.
Grow them with some extra care
It’s not like blueberries are “born” this way, all tangy or sour. No, you know it all depends upon how you grow these berries. Blueberries are grown with extra care and with proper invigilation.
They are hand-grown in cold and dry places to prevent them from spoiling from moisture. The things to keep in mind while growing blueberries are:
There is a season for everything to happen. Similarly, growing the blueberries during their proper harvesting time will result in naturally sweetened berries.
Let the berries ripe properly. Give them proper time to set and let them be matured in the amount of time they normally take to mature and after they are ripened, let them stay for a while and store them in a dried place.
All these factors lead to the production of sweet and tasty berries.
Sweetening with sugar
Blueberries can be sweetened with the addition of a proper amount of sugar blended with some other sweeteners. Sugar and sugar-related products greatly help to sweeten up your sour blueberries.
Adding sugar to the blueberries is the most common way to sweeten up your blueberries. There is a list of methods to make our blueberries sweet with less effort and no time.
Sour berries in sweet syrup
Take a cup of berries and make add them to a bowl. Now, get a container and put 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of white sugar.
Add the blueberries to the mixture, and voila! Nice and easy. You can store this blueberry syrup for 15 – 20 days. And savor it.
Bake them! It’s easy
Baking is known to be the best way to sweeten anything. Treating the blueberries with some baking recipes will give you mouth-watering cravings.
Adding a little amount of baking powder, a cup of flour, and some eggs with blueberries and adding sugar but not too much to your mixture will help you get some of the greatest flavored muffins and cakes.
Believe me! When I say that a blueberry muffin is better than my whole life, I mean it! Haha, just kidding. The reason why blueberries are a great addition to baking items is that their flavor gets more condensed and concentrated.
Adding natural Taste enhancers
Natural sweeteners like honey, syrups, sweet yogurts, and sweet cream are a wondrous addition to your menu if you are looking to sweeten your blueberries and trying to utilize them exceptionally.
Honey is, as we all know, a fructose-rich sweetener, so be careful not to add it too much. You don’t wanna be diabetic, do you?
Macerate the berries
An innovative idea to sweeten your blueberries is to macerate them. Macerating means dipping or soaking the blueberries in a viscous liquid sweetener along with adding some ingredients.
Take the number of berries you want to macerate. Add into them some honey, maple syrup, and a considerable amount of sugar.
Now, add some juice or a little amount of alcohol to give it a rocking taste!
This is one of the recipes I suggest personally because it gives a remarkable taste and can be made easily and stored conveniently.
Blueberry jams, Yum!
Making blueberry jams. What an outstanding idea! Getting your blueberries turned into a jam is, I think, a striking idea. It’s easy.
Get a pan, add some blueberries, and turn on the flame. Now add some sugar, as you please, and a little amount of water. Cook it till it’s thick and viscous and becomes concentrated. Store it for weeks!
Shakes and smoothies
Who doesn’t like a smoothie with a blueberry flavor? It’s mind-blowing. If you think you want to sugar your blueberries up, well, then get on with making some blueberry brain freezing shakes or a sweet smoothie.
Even blueberries are sugar-coated
One of the most feasible yet the most convenient recipe to sweeten your blueberries is, taking a hand full of blueberries and sprinkling some powdered sugar on it. Just don’t wash the berries. Moisture will spoil then.
How to sweeten blueberries. I say get your blueberries to sweeten up a bit and make some amazing delicacies out of them.
Blueberries are nothing to be wasted so easily just because they are sour. Just using some super easy recipes will do the job.