How to Freeze Blueberries – in 3 simple steps you will have blueberries at your fingertips year-round!
How to Freeze Blueberries
Make some room in your freezer because you will be stocking it full of blueberries when you see how easy it is!!
I ALWAYS have a stash of blueberries in my freezer! It is so easy to stock-up when there are good deals at the grocery store or farmer’s market and then store them in the freezer for when you need them. Another plus is that my kids absolutely love them! Whether we are adding them to a smoothie, pancakes, or they will just ask for a bowl of frozen blueberries. They are simply the best thing to have on-hand!
Should I Wash the Blueberries Before Freezing?
I like to give my blueberries a quick rinse before freezing them so that step is done and I don’t have to worry about it later. If you forget or don’t want to wash them before freezing you can do it later when you take them out to add to your favorite recipe. In my opinion, it is just so much easier to have this step done before freezing and not worry about it later.
How Long Can You Keep Blueberries in the Freezer?
When stored in an airtight container in the freezer you can keep them for about 10-12 months!
How Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?
They are perfect to add to pancakes, blueberry bread, smoothies, overnight oats, pies, muffins, or just plain by themselves. A few of my favorite recipes that I use them for are Blueberry Overnight Oats, Paleo Blueberry Muffin Bread, or a Blueberry Banana Smoothie.
How Do I Thaw Frozen Blueberries?
Place frozen blueberries in a bowl on the counter and let sit for 1 hour or until soft.
How Do I Freeze Blueberries?
Place washed blueberries on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Place tray of blueberries in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Place frozen blueberries in a freezer-safe storage bag and store in the freezer. SO EASY!
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How to Freeze Blueberries – it’s so easy to freeze blueberries! Perfect for stocking up during the summer when they are less expensive!
- 1–2 cups fresh blueberries
How to Freeze Blueberries:
- Line baking tray with parchment paper.
- Lay clean blueberries on top of parchment, try not to have them touch too much.
- Place in freezer for a minimum of two hours (overnight works well).
- Remove tray from freezer and scoop up blueberries and transfer them to a freezer-safe storage bag.
- Use in smoothies, pies, etc.
How to Thaw Frozen Blueberries:
- Place frozen blueberries in a bowl and leave on counter for one hour or until soft.
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