Thursday, August 13, 2009

Freezing Berries

As most of you know, I love making homemade jam. Earlier this week, I was brought an entire bucket of fresh blackberries! I was SO excited, but I lacked time to make jam before the berries would go bad. I decided to freeze them instead. It was SO easy and they turned out great! This is the perfect time of year for fresh berries. You can freeze raspberries, blueberries and boysenberries the same way.
1. First, wash your berries in cold water.2. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and spread a single layer of berries onto the wax paper.
3. Place cookie sheet in freezer until berries are frozen and firm.
4. Remove pans from freezer. Carefully lift up on wax paper to loosen frozen berries.
5. Pour frozen berries into a freezer bag. Place in freezer for up to 10 months.
These work great in smoothies, parfaits, desserts and ice cream! Enjoy!


  1. I always wondered how to do this, I have frozen lots of strawberries just in a ziplock bag, but they end up to be one big ice chunk of strawberries! Those look yummy!

  2. Great job, Jess! Frozen berries are probably my life saver. They can be used in most recipes just like fresh berries. I love it, this way, I can have berries all year. Besides, if I decide they've been in the freezer almost too long, taking them out & making berry sauce or jam is always an option.

  3. I loooove berries and need to do this when I find berries on sale. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions!