How to Make Strawberry Freezer Jam

Last Updated on August 19, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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This is a super easy strawberry freezer jam recipe that you and your family will love! 1 batch is ready in just 30 minutes and tastes way better than store-bought jam. Add it to your favorite piece of toast or over a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat!

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

Strawberry Freezer Jam

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!

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

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

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

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

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

2 cups of crushed strawberries

4 cups of sugar

1 box of Pectin

¾ cup of water

Containers for Jam

 

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.

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

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.

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

Once you have cut them in have you need to crush them. You can do this a couple of ways: you can do it with a food processor or you can do it with a potato masher.

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.

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

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.

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!h

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.

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

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.

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

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!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • When it comes to the consistency of your jam smash your strawberries as much as you would like. If you love chunks leave some pieces whole, or if you want it to be more of a puree you can smash them in a blender or food processer.

Can you use frozen strawberries to make freezer jam?

Yes! You can use frozen strawberries to make freezer jam. You want to make sure that they thaw completely so that you are able to smash them or puree them to your desired consistency.

How long does freezer jam last in the freezer?

Freezer jam lasts up to 6 months in the freezer. Be sure to leave room in the top for expansion when it is freezing. Once you thaw your jam you will want to consume it within 2 weeks time.

Will Strawberry Jam Thicken Once it is cooled?

So often we worry because our jam is not thick when we are adding it into our storage containers. If this is the case, don’t panic. When the jam cools it becomes thicker thanks to the Pectin.

Have you ever made strawberry freezer jam? Share with us in the comments how it went!

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

 

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!
Yield: 5 Cups

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Making strawberry freezer jam is so easy to make with just a few simple steps you can have homemade strawberry jam all year long!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of crushed strawberries
  • 4 cups of sugar
  • 1 box of Pectin
  • ¾ cup of water

Instructions

      1. Prep your containers. You want to wash them in hot soapy water. Then you will want to dry them completely.
      2. Wash and dry the strawberries then cut the tops off and cut them in half.
      3. Crush strawberries with a potato masher. Note: If you want a smoother texture, puree them.
      4. Add the sugar to the strawberries and mix. Set a timer for 10 minutes. During the 10 minutes stir about 2 times.
      5. Bring to boil your water and the pectin in a small saucepan at 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.
      6. 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.
      7. Once they have rested on the counter then put them in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy your strawberry freezer jam.

Notes

The strawberry freezer jam lasts 3 weeks in the fridge and lasts up to 1 year in the freezer.

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