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How to Freeze Blackberries

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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.

Tips:

  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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