I must say that I am a berry lover. Easy to prepare, deliciously sweet, healthy, and my kids eat them by the handful….what more can I say? But I must admit that I am sad because berries don’t have a long growing season up north, so I have to make them last through the winter as best I can. 



I love to freeze berries, especially blueberries when I can get them on the cheap at Sam’s Club. It’s really easy and makes for frugal food storage, much cheaper than buying them by the tiny bag that costs too much in the middle of winter. 


It’s super simple. Rinse your berries and pat dry, if desired. Spread your berries in a single layer on a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. Make sure they’re fairly separated and stick them in your freezer until frozen solid. 



Then just scoop them into a freezer bag in your desired portions while still frozen {we do it in 2 cup portions to use, for example, in Will’s Blueberry Muffins} and then pop them back in your deep freeze!


You can do this with basically any type of berry and with chopped rhubarb as well! If you like to wash your berries before freezing {like if they’re non-organic}, they may just be a little clumpy. 


Frozen berries are great for smoothies, for stirring into oatmeal or plain yogurt, adding to pancakes, or for making into these delicious recipes:

Frozen Fruit Smoothie with Flax
Do you have a favorite recipe that you make with frozen berries? Share it in the comments, along with a link to the recipe {especially if it’s on your blog!}

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Hi, I'm Jenn! I'm an "unstuffy" pastor's wife and mom to four amazing and active children. My desire is to equip you with the resources, tools and encouragement you need to learn God’s Word and apply it to your life so you can teach the Word to your children in a way that has a lasting impact! I want to help you turn good ideas into good practices so that you feel confident, by the grace of God, in carrying out the many vocations you have been called to as a Christian woman. Read more on my about page!

9 Comments on How to Freeze Blueberries–and Other Berries Too!

  1. I love this post!My home is berry crazy… I love reading your blog daily and you have a beautiful family…

    • Thank you, Gina! I’m so glad you are here :) I love summer especially because there are lots of berries to eat!

    • That’s so cool that you are a pastor’s wife as well :) Thanks so much for the sweet comment too, it blessed my day!

  2. Ok, so I think this is my first comment on your site. Can I just say I am in love!!! Thank yo so much for taking the time to share the many ways to save money for my family.

    About 3 weeks ago my husband and I joined some friends on a raw diet for a week and a half. Of course this meant we were gonna need a lot of fruit. We bought bags of frozen berries and quickly used them up.

    Now the “diet” is over, but I’ve found that my desire to eat considerably healthier has stayed. Prior to reading this post I had frozen some blueberries the same way. I thought I was being clever. LOL! I didn’t want them to be all clumped together and difficult to use. I did place them on top of wax paper though cause I wasn’t sure if they would stick to the cookie sheet.

    Currently, as I type, I have halved strawberries in the freezer. When I’m done posting this I’ll go pull them out and contain them.

    Anyhow, long post (Sorry), I just wanted to say thanks for, as Lauren (above) and many others have said to you (I’m sure), for the inspiration.

    Miracles & Blessings,

    Tenaj
    http://www.simplycomplicatedthatsjustme.blogspot.com

    • Aw, thank you! I’m thankful you’re here reading the blog! It’s so good to save those berries, especially because they’re much more expensive and not as tasty in the winter! Good for you for going on a raw diet too. I really need to try that!

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