How to Freeze Fresh Blueberries

How to fill your freezer full of fresh blueberries. Just 4 simple steps will fill your freezer full of this super food.  Have frozen berries to add to smoothies, scones and other baked goods.

Where to get blueberries? When in season blueberries can be really reasonably priced.  Great places to get fresh blueberries are farmers market, u-pick farms or your own backyard!

Do NOT wash blueberries before freezing Washing blueberries will cause them to retain the moisture and stick together.  They have a protective coating called a bloom that keeps them safe. Click to link below to learn more.

How to Freeze Blueberries Step 1: Take a rimmed baking sheet and line with parchment paper Lay the berries out in a single layer.

How to Freeze Blueberries Step 2: Inspect, and remove,  any stems, leaves, or  other unwanted items.

How to Freeze Blueberries Step 3: Place the sheet pan in the freezer until the berries are completely frozen. About 4-6 hours.

How to Freeze Blueberries Step 4: Remove from freezer and transfer the berries to a ziplock bag.  Remove as much air as possible.  Keep in freezer for 10-12 months.

How to Freeze Blueberries Tip for removing all the air: Use a straw in the corner of the bag (the rest sealed off) and suck out all the air and close it up.

Following these easy steps will ensure you will have fresh blueberries to have all year long. Add to the following recipes

Blueberry Lemon Scones

Beet and Blueberry Smoothie

Watermelon and Blueberry Salad

Get more information about growing, harvesting and preserving blueberries at the link below. Visit for more sourdough, homemade recipes and gardening inspiration.