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How To Freeze Blueberries

a hand holding frozen blueberries

Here are the steps detailing how to freeze fresh blueberries, PLUS our tips and tricks to use them once frozen! This will detail freezing blueberries in a usable form and storing them in your freezer at home!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Give the berries a rinse under cool running water in a strainer or sieve to remove any surface dust or debris. Or you could wash them in a bowl of water with a splash of vinegar. Drain as much water as possible.
  2. Lay a kitchen towel or paper towels out flat on your counter and pour the rinsed blueberries onto the towel. You can pat them dry to remove all the water or you can leave them to air dry for about an hour. I usually let them air dry. 
  3. While the berries are drying, give them a quick inspection and remove any stems, twigs, or spoiled berries that may be mixed in.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat and add the blueberries to the baking sheet in a flat, even layer– preferably not touching each other.
  5. Place in the freezer for 3-4 hours until solid. Then you can easily remove the berries from the baking sheet and place in a freezer-safe container or bag and store until ready to use!

Notes

** Fresh blueberries can be used in most baking recipes that call for berries. To use frozen blueberries in a recipe that calls for fresh, dust the berries in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch per every 1 cup of berries prior to adding them in the batter!

** See tips & tricks for freezing berries outlined in the post.

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