Elderflower recipes

As well as making a refreshing cordial, the aromatic, herby flavour of elderflower is perfect in pudding, jelly and cake recipes.

Scent can vary quite a bit between trees. When you’re foraging for elderflowers, make sure you sniff the flowers on a few different trees before picking – until you find some with a fresh-not-musty scent you love. Try to avoid trees near busy roads if you can. Take a pair of sharp scissors, a couple of large bags, and off you go! Read our tips on foraging for elderflower for more information.

Need ideas for what to make with your haul? Start with a classic elderflower cordial, which can then be used to fragrance a variety of recipes – from elderflower and cucumber prosecco cocktails to an elderflower, lemon and cherry cream cake.

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Gooseberry and toasted coconut pavlova

Pavlova recipes

Gooseberry and toasted coconut pavlova

This showpiece pavlova by Angela Clutton anticipates summer’s arrival, combining floral elderflowers and early-season gooseberries. The soft-crunchy meringue is topped...

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Elderflower jellies with boozy cream

British puddings

Elderflower jellies with boozy cream

An effortless little pud (for grown-ups) packed with the heady aromas of elderflower. The first few flowers come into season...

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Strawberry, lemon and elderflower meringue

Meringue recipes

Strawberry, lemon and elderflower meringue

Crisp meringue is topped with elderflower-spiked whipped cream and a pile of sweet strawberries in this springtime dessert. This recipe...

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Elderflower prosecco with cucumber

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Elderflower prosecco with cucumber

Complete any summer party with this light elderflower prosecco cocktail, garnished with cucumber ribbons for extra freshness. Try our elderflower...

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Strawberry and elderflower sorbet

Frozen dessert recipes

Strawberry and elderflower sorbet

You won’t find a more summery dessert than our strawberry and elderflower sorbet. It’s the perfect refreshing treat to cool...

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Elderflower fizz

Elderflower recipes

Elderflower fizz

This summer refresher is easier to make than you might think. A light and fragrant drink, it’s a fantastic alternative...

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Pannacotta with gooseberry and elderflower compote

Pannacotta recipes

Pannacotta with gooseberry and elderflower compote

A perfectly set, wobbling pannacotta is a wonderful thing. Served with sweet-tart gooseberry compote, to cut through the creaminess, it...

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Strawberry and elderflower fool with lemon biscuits

Strawberry recipes

Strawberry and elderflower fool with lemon biscuits

You’d be a fool not to try these light, summery strawberry and elderflower desserts topped with moreish lemon biscuits. Or,...

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Elderflower gin and tonic

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Elderflower gin and tonic

A quick and easy cocktail recipe – try our springtime gin and tonic, made with elderflower liqueur and a sprig...

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Blackberry, mint and elderflower fool

August seasonal recipes

Blackberry, mint and elderflower fool

When it’s this easy, you’d be a fool not to try it. A simple, summer berry dessert that looks impressive...

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Elderflower, lemon and cherry cream flourless cake

Elderflower recipes

Elderflower, lemon and cherry cream flourless cake

A flourless cake with elderflower cordial (or you can use liqueur), lemon and cherry cream is a dream for gluten-free...

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Hugo cocktails

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Hugo cocktails

Learn how to make a Hugo cocktail, and transport yourself to a sunny Italian evening. It’s a refreshing, super-zesty mix...

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Elderflower syllabub pavlova

Make-ahead summer dessert recipes

Elderflower syllabub pavlova

A summer dessert recipe made with a crisp meringue. It’s topped with softly whipped cream and ripe summer fruit. Our...

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Clodagh McKenna’s elderflower jellies

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Clodagh McKenna’s elderflower jellies

Clodagh McKenna’s elderflower jelly recipe makes for a wonderful dessert. It’s light and subtle flavour means it’s also an ideal...

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Strawberry, elderflower and prosecco cream jellies

Strawberry recipes

Strawberry, elderflower and prosecco cream jellies

Make the most of seasonal summer strawberries with this decadent jelly recipe. Elderflower works so well with strawberry, and the...

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Elderflower, cucumber and gin granita

Frozen dessert recipes

Elderflower, cucumber and gin granita

This easy-to-make dessert recipe for elderflower, cucumber and gin granita makes a great grown-up sweet course for a dinner party....

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