Frozen blueberries are a great addition to your breakfast bowls, smoothies, ice-creams, and baking. Of all berries, blueberries freeze most beautifully and easily. Buy fresh blueberries at the peak of season, wash, dry, and pop in the freezer. They don’t even really need to thaw, just feast on them as is!
Course: Basic Ingredient
Keyword: blueberries, Helpful How-tos
Wash the berries in a colander under running water.*
Place them in a single layer on a baking tray and let air dry. Remove any stem and green or squashed berries.
Once they dry, place the baking tray in the freezer for a couple of hours till the blueberries are frozen.**
Transfer them into a freezer bag and return to the freezer. Blueberries freeze individually so you can just remove as much as you need each time.
*I prefer to wash blueberries before freezing so that they are ready to go into a recipe when I need them to. But you can also freeze them as is without rinsing and rinse just before use.
**Freezing in tray first helps freeze blueberries without getting mushy or squashing the berries at the bottom of the bag. But don’t keep them in the baking tray for long as it might result in freezer burns. If you are short on time, directly freeze in a freezer bag.
When properly stored, frozen berries will stay good for 10-12 months but for best results, use the frozen berries within 8-10 months.