Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!
If you know me, you will know that I am a lover of strawberries! Strawberry ice cream, strawberry sauce, strawberry desserts, strawberry jam… Seriously I love strawberries.
When strawberries go on sale at the store I seriously buy like a million! I will cut the tops off and freeze them to make desserts and sauces and smoothies, and to use for all kinds of things throughout the year.
So when I saw the strawberries on sale this week at the store I thought it was the perfect chance to make strawberry freezer jam!
I know what you are thinking! I will just buy strawberry jam at the store because it is way too hard and time-consuming to make homemade strawberry jam. But here is the thing once you have homemade strawberry jam you will never want to go back to store-bought jam. Trust me on this!
And making homemade strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make!
How to Make Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam
Strawberry Freezer Jam
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1 Batch makes about 5 cups of Strawberry Freezer Jam
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 25-30 Minutes per batch
Ingredients for Making Strawberry Freezer Jam
2 cups of crushed strawberries
4 cups of sugar
¾ cup of water
Directions for Making Strawberry Freezer Jam
The first thing when making strawberry jam is you are going to prep your containers. You want to wash them in hot soapy water. Then you will want to dry them completely.
Once the containers are prepped then it is time to prep the strawberries. You will want to wash and dry the strawberries then cut the tops off and cut them in half.
When it comes to your strawberries for your freezer jam you can crush them as much as you want. If you want them totally pureed go for it… If you want some chunk still go for it! However, you like it! Just make sure no matter how you do it that you have two cups of strawberries after you have crushed them.
Once your strawberries are prepped. Add the sugar to the strawberries and mix. Set a timer for 10 minutes. During the 10 minutes stir about 2 times.
Meanwhile, while the mix is sitting, bring to boil your water and the pectin in a small saucepan at a medium-high heat. Once boiling, let it boil for 1 minute. Then pour the water mixture into the strawberry mixture. Have it sit for 3 minutes before pouring it into the containers.
Once the strawberry freezer jam is in the containers, wipe the lids and the seals. Place the containers on the counter with the lids resting on top (not screwed on) for 24 hours.
Once they have rested on the counter then put them in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy your strawberry freezer jam.
The strawberry freezer jam lasts 3 weeks in the fridge and lasts up to 1 year in the freezer.
There you have it! The super simple way to make strawberry freezer jam!
Have you ever made strawberry freezer jam? Share with us in the comments how it went!
Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!