Grilled Cantaloupe with Honey-Ginger Aronia Berry Sauce

Discover new ideas on how to make berry sauce from Aronia berries. We believe it very easy to find a blueberry alternative that is healthier. We suggest using our fresh frozen aronia berries from Blazerfarmz for this recipe.


– 6 small cantaloupes (ripe)

– find the recipe for Honey-Ginger Aronia berry Sauce listed below.

Directions: The sauce maybe spooned over ice cream, cheesecake, and even lemon pound cake. All you need a grill pan or you can use your outdoor grill.

Val's Layered Aroniaberry Parfait

Val’s recipe combines nature’s best antioxidant the Aronia berry as a wonderful alternative fruit in her parfait. Aronia berries are a unique food that promotes natural wellness. We suggest using our fresh frozen fruit from Blazerfarmz for this recipe.


Ingredients: (part 1)

– 1 frozen banana, peeled

– 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen pear, cubed and cored

– 1/2 cup of frozen or thawed aronia berries (plus a few extra for garnish)

– 1 tablespoon of raw clover honey

Directions: Use the auger to push fruit into the blade to create an ice-cream consistency. (If your blender will not smooth out the frozen fruit without liquid, add a little coconut water until it starts turning freely.) Blend until smooth, pour into glass dishes, place in the freezer for 15 minutes to an hour. Do not wash out the blender. You will be making the topping in the same pitcher. The “left-over” dark purple sorbet that is still in the blender will create a beautiful violet hue for the topping.

Ingredients for Topping: (part 2)

1/2 cup soaked, hulled, raw sunflower seeds

1/2 whole vanilla bean

1/2 cup frozen coconut milk

1 to 2 (tbs.) of raw white honey or clear agave nectar

Directions: Blend until smooth, pour over the aronia berry sorbet, return to the freezer until firm. Top with thawed aronia berries.

Aronia Berry Kephir Smoothie

Kefir combined with Aronia is a drink popular across Eastern and Northern Europe is a excellent way to start the day with our healthy dark berries. Try our all natural heartland grown fruits in your smoothies.



– 1 ripe banana

– 1 handful of aronia berries

– 1 cup kephir

– add either honey or agave (to sweeten)

– a squeeze of lemon juice (to taste)

Directions: Place banana chunks, berries with the kephir into a blender then blend until smooth and frothy.     Yields: 1 servings

Aronia Berry Smoothie

What could be better than a unique aronia berry smoothie that promotes weight loss and super health. Our berries are a natural food from America. We highly recommend our Aronia berries as an alternative to acai. Try them in our favorite smoothie recipe.



– 1/2 cup of aronia berries

– 6 ounces orange juice

– 5 strawberries

– 1/2 cup of raspberries

– 1 ripe banana

– 1 cup of applesauce

– 1 cup of plain or vanilla yogurt

– 1-2 tablespoons milled flax seed

– 5-7 ice cubes

Grilled Halibut with Aronia Berry Salsa

A wonderful combination of grilled fish, fruit and fresh herbs. The surprise here is our recipe is with the lesser known aronia berry, aka the chokeberry which is becoming a hot new native berry that is worth taking a look at. Try this heirloom fruit in your own recipes and support our locally grown food.



– 2 cups aronia berries

– 1 small red onion, chopped

– 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

– 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

– 2 tablespoons orange juice

– 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

– 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

– 1/8 teaspoon plus 1 teaspoon salt, divided

– 1/8 teaspoon of pepper

– 6 halibut fillets or striped bass (5 ounces each)

Directions: In a small bowl, coarsely mash 1 cup aronia berries. Stir in the onion, cilantro, jalapeno, orange juice, vinegar, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon salt, pepper and remaining aronia berries. Cover and chill until serving. Next, brush fillets with remaining oil; sprinkle with remaining salt. Grill fillet, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with salsa. Yields: 6 servings.

Pan Roasted Halibut with Aronia berries and Hazelnuts


– 4 halibut steaks or subsitute striped bass fillets (5 ounces each)

– 2 (tbs.) of vegetable or canola oil

– 1 cup of blackberry liquor or cranberry juice

– 1 splash of lemon juice

– 3 (tbs.) rice wine vinegar

– 1 cup of aronia berries (lightly crushed)

– 1 (tbs.) unsalted butter, cold

– 4 (tbs.) hazelnuts toasted and halved

Directions: Lightly salt and pepper the fillets. Add oil to your pan and roast fillet for 5-7 minutes a side until golden brown or optionally pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and place fish in the oven for 5-6 minutes to brown verses pan roasting.   Create the sauce adding blackberry liquor or cranberry juice to hot pan and let it simmer for aprox. 1 minute under heat, then add a splash of lemon juice and rice wine vinegar then add in bruised aronia berries with a pad of cold butter and saute until butter is melted. Then laddle over fillet and add toasted hazelnuts. Yields: 4 servings.

Roasted Corn & Aronia Berry Salad

Native American food never tasted so good. The little know Aronia berry was special food used for health and wellness by the early Native American’s. We encourage you to try our native berries.



– 2 cups fresh aronia berries

– 2 cups roasted corn

– 1 small handful of basil chiffonade

– 2 (tbs.) of olive oil

– 1 pinch of red pepper flakes

–  add salt and pepper to taste

Directions:   Roast the corn. Whether you choose to grill or broil start by soaking the corn in water in its husk for 10-15 minutes. Put it on the grill or under the broiler and cook for about 12 minutes, rotating the ears every few minutes. If broiling it, you’ll do best by placing it parallel to both the heating elements and the rungs on the oven rack so it cooks evenly and is easy to turn. When finished, remove from heat and let it cool in the husk. When it is cooling, chop the basil into thin strips, and toss in a bowl with the  aronia berries. Cut the corn from the cob and add to berries. Add oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and toss to coat.     Yields: 2-3 servings.

Honey-Ginger Aronia Berry Sauce

Native American food never tasted so good. The little know Aronia berry was special food used for health and wellness by the early Native American’s. We encourage you to try our native berries.



– 2 cups of aronia berries

– 1/4 cup of honey

– 1 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and minced

– 1 (tsp.) of lemon juice

– 1 (tsp.) of vanilla

Directions: Set a small saucepan over medium to high heat and add in the aronia berries. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil for about 8-10 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until thickened. Turn off the burner and let stand. Sauce should be thick, kind of like fruity jam, with some of the berries burst and some whole. Taste and add more honey if you like.

Aronia Berry Ginger Salsa

Honey Ginger Aronia Sauce recipe is a great fusion of flavors. The dark purple aronia berries have a number of unique qualities specifically health, color and taste. We recommend them as an excellent choice as something new and healthy to try.


– 1 cup aronia berries, coarsely chopped

– 1 shallot, finely chopped

– 1 whole serrano chile, seeded and minced

– 1 (tbs.) fresh cilantro, chopped

– 1 (tbs.) lime juice

– 1 (tsp.) fresh ginger, minced

– 1/4 (tsp.) salt

Directions: Combine ingredients in a small bowl and let sit for twenty to thirty minutes for flavors to blend. Serve with tortilla chips or over grilled Teriyaki salmon or Husker pork chops.

Aronia Berry Bourbon BBQ Sauce


– 1 (tsp.) canola oil

– 1 small red onion, chopped

– 4 cloves of garlic, chopped

– 1-2 jalapeno peppers,  seeded & chopped

– 1/2 cup, bourbon

– 2 cups aronia berries

– 1/2 cup, ketchup

– 1/3 cup, cider vinegar

– 2 (tbs.) brown sugar

– 1 (tsp.) molasses

– 1/8 (tsp.) ground allspice

Directions: Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and just starting to brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add bourbon, increase heat to high and bring to a boil; cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir in aronia berries, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, molasses and allspice; return to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened for about 20 minutes.

Aronia Berry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Here is a dark berry Chipotle BBQ sauce that summons up some rich & spicy flavors. We suggest using our aronia berries for this recipe.



– 1 (tbs.) canola oil

– 1 small spanish yellow onion, diced

– 1 small shallot, diced

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 24 oz. stout beer (Guiness)

– 8 oz aronia berries

– 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

– 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

– 1 (tbs.) pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

– 1 (tsp.) of molasses

– 1/3 cup of ketchup

– 1 (tbs.) of dijon mustard

– 1/4 cup of worcestershire sauce

– 1 1/2 (tsp.) kosher salt

Directions: Preheat canola oil in a medium-sized pot over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Once the oil is hot add the onion and shallot to the pot. Sweat the onions over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until translucent. Add the garlic to the pot. Stir. Cook for another 60 seconds. Add the stout beer to the pot and raise the heat to medium high. Allow the stout to simmer and reduce by half, about 15-25 minutes.

While the stout is reducing, place the aronia berries, brown sugar and cider vinegar into a small sauce pan. Place over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cook over medium heat until the aronia berries begin to break. Remove from heat and set aside.

Add the aronia berry mixture and the rest of the ingredients for the bbq sauce to the reduced stout. Whisk. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.

Allow sauce to cool slightly then transfer to a blender. Blend until very smooth. Strain BBQ sauce through a fine-mesh strainer. Taste sauce and adjust seasonings as desired with kosher salt.

Aronia Berry Bread


– 2 cups of flour

– 1 1/2 (tsp.) of baking powder

– 1 (tsp.) of salt

– 1/2 (tsp.) of baking soda

– 1 egg

– 1/8 cup of shortening

– 3/4 cup of orange juice

– 1 cup sugar

– 1 cup of aronia berries or one cup of juice

– 1 cup of nuts

Directions: Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In blender, combine egg, shortening, orange juice, and sugar. Add aronia berries (or juice) & nuts and chop briefly. Empty into flour mixture. Mix by hand until moistened. Bake in a greased 9″x5″ pan at 350 degrees F. for 50 to 60 minutes.

Aronia Mammouls

A classic recipe for a fruit filled Middle Eastern holiday treat provides a perfect excuse to try our artisanal jams. Try our Aronia berry or Aronia-Currant Jam for the pastry’s sweet filling.



– 3/4 cup of flour

– 2 (tbs.) sugar

– 2 (tbs.) milk

– 6 (tbs.) soft butter

– sugar to sprinkle as icing

– 1 – 8oz jar of aronia jam

Directions: Combine flour with sugar. Add milk, orange water and butter and knead. Optionally, add little more milk but don’t add too much to prevent the dough from being sticky Form walnut-size balls.   For the filling use aronia jam either purchase or make it for yourself. See Aronia Jam recipe listed under Jams, Jellies & Syrups. With your fingers, make a hole in dough balls and stuff each ball with a teaspoon of the filling. Close the balls and form them any way you wish.

Easy Aronia Berry Pie

Make the perfect pie. Discover Aronia berries also called Chokeberries of the black variety which have some incredible attributes, namley their dark skin which is loaded with flavonoids that are responsible for giving it’s berries that healthy dark purple color. Our fresh frozen berries are loaded with numerous beneficial vitamins that include B2, B6, E, C & folic acid as well as antioxidants.



– 1 single pie crust

– 4 cups aroniaberries

– 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar

– 2 (tbs.) flour

– 1/8 of (tsp.) salt

– 2 eggs, beaten

– 1/4 cup whipping cream

Directions: Combine eggs, sugar, salt and flour. Stir in the aronia berries. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Slowly pour whipping cream over the top, being sure to cover the entire area. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350  degrees F. and bake a further for 50 minutes until filling is set.

Aronia Berry Muffins

A healthier muffin that uses a heirloom fruit in a traditional recipe. The Aronia berry with a provenance that extends back to the early Native American Indians. Who knew?



– 1 cup of regular sugar

– 1/2 cup of shortening

– 3 eggs yokes

– 2 cups of flour

– 1/2 cup of milk

– 2 (tsp) of baking powder

– 1 teaspoon of vanilla

– 1 cup of aronia berries

– 3 stiffly beaten eggs whites

– 1 cup of melted butter

– 1 cup of brown sugar

– 1 cups of flour (or a little more if needed)

Directions: Cream together 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of shortening and then add in egg yokes, 2 cups of flour, milk, baking powder and vanilla to the batter. Gently add 1 cup of aronia berries and then fold in 3 stiffly beaten egg whites.   Next place the batter in a greased muffin pan.   Make the topping by separately mixing in a bowl with 1 cup of melted butter, 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of flour. Mix the topping together until its crumbly then add on top of batter before baking. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Wonderful Aronia Berry Scones

Martha Stewart meets Dr. Oz for this recipe. Find raw or fresh frozen Aronia berries for this healthy, indigenous fruit scone recipe. Try our natural Aronia berries and understand why this is a most beneficial fruit is proudly Missouri grown.



– 2 cups of all-purpose flour

– 3 (tbs.) of sugar, plus more for sprinkling tops

– 1 (tbs.) of baking powder

– 3/4 (tsp.) of salt

– 6 (tbs.) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

– 1 1/2 cups fresh aronia berries, picked over and rinsed

– 1 (tbs.) grated lemon zest

– 1/3 cup of heavy cream, plus more for brushing tops

– 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, sift together flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until the largest pieces are the size of peas. Stir in aronia berries and zest. Whisk ingredients together cream and egg in a liquid measuring cup. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients, and pour in cream mixture. Stir lightly with fork just until dough comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead a few times to mix well. Pat dough into a 6-inch square about 1 1/4 inches thick. Using a floured knife, cut into four 3-inch squares. Cut squares in half on the diagonal to form eight triangles. Transfer to buttered baking sheet. Brush tops with cream, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 22 minutes. Transfer scones to wire racks to cool.     Yields: 8 scones.

Aronia Berry Jelly

Try your hand at making the same type of Aronia berry Jelly with this recipe that we produce for the local farmers market. Our berries are 100% natural, grown pesticide free and are local to the Heartland. We encourage you to find out more about this unique food item.



– 3-1/2 cups berry juice

– 1/2 cup lemon juice

– 1 package of pectin

– 6 cups sugar

Directions: Wash fruit and cover with water, simmer 15 minutes. Strain the juice. Pour measured amount into a 6-8 quart non-reactive kettle such as enamel or stainless steel. Add lemon juice, pectin and stir. Bring to a boil, add sugar, stir, and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil exactly two minutes. Skim and pour into clean, hot jars. Seal.

Yields: 4 pints of Aronia berry jelly.

Aronia Lime Jam

We love unique food recipes like our Aronia Lime Jam and highly recommend introducing any citris-like flavors to Aronia berries. We are family owned farms that take pride in growing a unique food items. Find out how to get Aronia for yourself and enjoy the gift of health.



– 4 1/2 cups crushed aronia berries

– 1 package of fruit pectin (1 3/4 oz.)

– 5 cups sugar

– 1 (tbs.) of grated lime peel

– 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice

Directions: Wash fruit and cover with water, simmer 15 minutes. Pour measured amount into a 6-8 quart non-reactive kettle such as enamel or stainless steel. Add lime juice and peel, pectin and stir. Bring to a boil, add sugar, stir, and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil exactly two minutes. Skim and pour into clean, hot jars. Seal.    Yields: 4 pints of Aronia Lime Jam.

Aronia Berry Syrup

Imagine this syrup recipe over ice cream or hot pancakes. Aronia berries are simply an excellent choice. If you are a lover of elderberries, blueberries or currants you must try Blazer farms Aronia berries.



– 7 cups aronia berry juice

– 1/2 cup lemon juice

– 1 package pectin

– 6 cups granulated sugar

Directions: Wash fruit and cover with water; simmer 15 minutes. Strain juice. Measure juice into a 6- to 8-quart kettle. Add pectin and stir. Bring to boil, add sugar, stir, and bring to a rolling boil. Boil exactly 2 minutes. Skim and pour into jars.

Aronia Antioxidant Splash

The Blazer brothers love the fact that Old Orchard juices secretly use Aroniaberry juice as primary ingredient after apple in many of its juice blends. Try this refreshing drink recipe that features Aronia. Check out the O.O. online nutrition information for yourself and see why Aronia berry juice is coming on strong.


– 2 ounces of aronia berry juice

– 6 ounces of blueberry pomegranate juice (Old Orchard)

– a splash of ginger-ale

Aronia Berry Tea


– 10 aronia berries (crushed /chopped) or 4 (tbs.) of aronia berry juice

– 2 (tbs.) of honey

– 1 teabag (use either black or green tea)

Directions: Add aronia berries with honey to your favorite to tea.

Aronia Berry Mojito

Note to Mixologist: Use quality rum, limes and fresh frozen Aronia berries for a purple berry delight. There is no oxidative stress here. Trust Me.



– 1 1/2 oz light rum

– 1/4 oz fresh lime juice

– 8 mint leaves

– 12 aronia berries

– 1 (tsp.) sugar

– Club soda

Directions: Take your mortar & pestle and mash up the mint, limes and aronia berries.  Add them to a highball glass, plus rum and ice and top off with club soda; stir. Garnish with a lime slice and mint sprig.    Yields: 1 drink.

Aronia Berry Julep Cocktail

Vodka and Aronia berries are simply perfect together just ask our Russian friends have been using Арония (Aronia) in mix drinks for years. For a real treat try our fresh frozen berries in your own cocktail. We can ship farm fresh berries directly to you.


– 28 oz flavored vodka

– 14 oz lime of juice, fresh

– 7 oz simple syrup

– mint leaves

– 1/2 cup of aronia berries

– a bottle of club soda

Directions: Muddle mint leaves, blend aronia berries and lime juice add simple syrup in a pitcher. Stir in vodka. Then add ice and top with club soda. Serve in a highball glass garnished with a mint sprig or skewer of aronia berries.   Yields: 1 pitcher.

Aronia Berry Wine

We can supply you the recipe and the raw berries for your next batch of Aronia berry wine or choose our friends at Windy Wine who sell our berries by the bottle.


– 22 lbs. aronia berries

– 1 lb white raisins

– 1 quart lemon juice

– 11 1/2 1bs. granulated sugar

– 1/4 teaspoon potassium metabisulfite

– 1 (tsp.) pectic enzyme

– water to make up 5 1/2 gallons

– 2 tablespoon yeast nutrient

– 1 pkt lalvin K1-V1116 wine yeast

– starting acid 0.75-0.80%

– specific gravity 1.090.

Directions: thaw frozen fruit in advance. Once fruit has thawed add fruit and white raisin in juicer steamer. Steam 90 minutes per batch (3 batches). Add 1 qt fresh lemon juice to fruit juice. Dissolve 8 lbs sugar in 2 gallons of boiling water. Add to fruit juice in primary container. Add cold water to fruit juice to bring total must to 5 1/2 gallons. Bring specific gravity to 1.090 with sugar syrup. Bring acid to .75-.80 with tartaric acid. Add 1/4 teaspoon of potassium metabisulfite and 1 tablespoon of pectic enzyme. Cover and rest for 24 hours. After rest period, add 2 tablespoon of yeast nutrient. Make the yeast starter with Lalvin Bourgovin RC 212 and when active add to must. Cover, add airlock and ferment in 70 – 75 degree F. temp for two days then at 60 – 65 degrees until specific gravity is 1.005. At 1.005, rack into secondary, add airlock and rest 3 weeks at 60 – 65 degrees. After 3 weeks, rack and add 2 crushed Campden tablets. Rest 2 months and rack again. If you are going to sweeten, add 1 tablespoon of Potassium Sorbate and sugar syrup to your taste. Rest for 1 month. Rack again, adjust acid and sugar as needed. If wine has not cleared, fine with Sparkolloid. Then cold stabilize for 2 weeks. Rack and Bottle.    Yields: 5 gallons

Aronia Berry Milkshake

Did you know that Aroniae berry ice cream is a top seller in Poland? Order to get the BEST locally grown aronia from us. Enjoy your milkshake recipe!



– 1 1/2 cups of aronia berries

– 1/4 cup sugar

– 1/3 cup whole milk

– 10 ounces vanilla or strawberry ice cream

Directions: Simply combine in a blender, blend and enjoy.