I love blueberries so much. And I love them even more frozen, so last weekend I froze 20 pounds of blueberries! I got my berries fresh from Blueberry Acres, a blueberry farm just down the road from where I grew up. I got two big boxes from my mom on Friday night. I froze one on Saturday and finished the other one on Monday.
If you’ve never froze blueberries before (What!? You didn’t take Food Preservation in 4-H for 10 years! lol!) it is really easy and I personally think they taste better frozen.
How to Freeze Blueberries
First, wash the blueberries in cold water, sorting out stems and bad (squishy)berries.
(Hand modeling is definitely NOT in my future! haha!)
Then set them on towels to dry.
Transfer blueberries to cookie sheets and spread in an even layer. Place cookie sheets of blueberries in freezer. Let harden 30 minutes-completely frozen (a couple hours or a couple days depending on how much time you’ve got!).
Once frozen, transfer to 1 quart freezer bags. I filled my bags with 3 cups of blueberries each. Store in freezer.
Create yumminess. (Blueberry Green Monster Smoothie)
Also, one of my favorite ways to eat blueberries is about a 1/2 to 3/4 cup of frozen (duh!) berries, sprinkle on a teaspoon or so of sweetener, top with about 1/4 cup of milk. It becomes a blueberry icy! So good! It’s what I had for dessert tonight!
Do you do any preserving? What’s your favorite way to enjoy blueberries?