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How To Freeze Fresh Blueberries

Updated on January 10, 2012
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Buster began cooking as a wee pup by watching his mother fix the kibble. He was hooked. He loves preparing—and writing about—food.

Incredibly delicious blueberries!

Yes, You Can Freeze Blueberries

Blueberries are one of those "perfect" foods -- loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, and incredibly delicious.

It's easy to freeze them! The method described here allows you to defrost plenty to make a pie, or just a few to toss into a smoothie, or put on top of pancakes, or scatter on top of a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

Read on for all the details.

How To Prepare Blueberries for Freezing

Sort through the blueberries to remove stems or leaves, then place in a colander and rinse quickly under cool water. Shake off the excess water, then pat dry with paper towels.

If you're freezing a lot of blueberries, then lay paper towels on your kitchen counter and put the blueberries -- in a single layer -- on the towels to air-dry. This will only take about a half hour or so.

How To Freeze Blueberries

Line a baking sheet with paper towels, then put the blueberries on it in a single layer. Place in the freezer for about two hours to freeze.

If you have a small freezer, you can put the blueberries (in a single layer) in a 13X9 baking pan -- which will fit easily into a small freezer.

Once the blueberries are frozen, put them into a freezer bag that you have labeled with the date.

Squeeze out all of the air, then seal the bag.

That's all there is to it! Because the berries have been frozen individually, you can remove a few to put on your morning cereal, or you can remove a few cups to make a blueberry pie.

You'll love having fresh blueberries as close as your freezer!


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    • Dexter Yarbrough profile image

      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      I love blueberries! Thanks for sharing useful tips on how to freeze them!

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      Andrew 6 years ago from Rep Boston MA

      Thanks for sharing, now all i need is a blueberry bush or 10.


    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Very easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.

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      Buster Bucks 6 years ago from Sonoma County, California

      Hi Daisynicolas and RTalloni,

      Thanks for taking the time to write to me. It means a lot.

      Best regards,


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      daisynicolas 6 years ago from Alaska

      Great easy tips.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      It is easy, and they work fabulously in recipes when frozen like this. Frosty health for months right from your freezer!