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How to Freeze Blackberries



How to Freeze Blackberries

Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Blackberries are only in season for a few weeks. Pick a bunch while you can. Then, freeze part of your harvest to enjoy later in the year.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Varies

Here's How:

  1. Pour your blackberries into a colander and rinse in cool water. Shake out as much water as possible.
  2. Remove any stems, leaves or damaged berries. Also remove any under or over-ripe berries.
  3. Spread the blackberries out on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Then, stick the tray in the freezer.
  4. Once the berries are frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or another freezer-safe container of your choosing. Return them to the freezer.

    To avoid freezer burn, try to use the blackberries within six months.


  1. Use your frozen blackberries to make cobbler, jam, smoothies or another tasty blackberry treat
  2. Start a freezer inventory list to keep up with what's in your freezer

What You Need:

  • Blackberries
  • A colander
  • Water
  • A cookie sheet
  • Freezer bags (or another freezer-safe container)
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