Blueberry season has arrived and if you’re like me then you’ll want to preserve their freshness without a lot of hassle. Freezing berries is one of the easiest ways to keep them fresh and ready for baking or smoothies all year-long. One of my closest friends grew up on a blueberry farm and so I try to go and pick a gallon or two each season from them to preserve for the winter.
I’ve been reading a book called, Blueberries for Sal to my son about how a mom and daughter go to the mountains to pick blueberries to can for the winter. It’s a really adorable book with great illustrations. During the whole time that we were picking berries my son said, “Mom are you going to can these for the winter?” So of course I said, “No I’m going to freeze them because it’s easier.” 🙂
How to Freeze Blueberries
Step 1: Rinse berries and let air dry.
Step 2: Lay berries out on baking sheet. Remove any bugs, stems, or green/squashed berries.
Step 3: Gently dab berries with hand towel removing any remaining moisture.
Step 4: Freeze berries on tray for two hours.
Step 5: Remove tray from freezer and place berries into a labeled freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible. Seal bag and freeze Flat.
Berries will last 3-6 months in regular freezer and up to 1 year in a deep freezer.