Freezing Strawberries in Mason Jars

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Freezing Strawberries in Jars by Angela Roberts

You can freeze strawberries or any food in mason jars as long as you don’t fill the jar all the way.

Wash, dry with paper towels and trim. You can choose to sugar your berries at this point. I don’t add sugar,  because I only freeze berries I pick myself and I know they are sweet. You can always decide to sweeten later.

Easy Freezing strawberries in Jars by Angela Roberts

I smash the strawberries and put in wide mouth half pint or pint  mason jars and fill only 3/4 of the way. It’s important to leave that inch at the top so the jar doesn’t bust.

You do not need any special jars to freeze food. I’ve been freezing food like this for almost two years and have never had any problems.

If you want to freeze individual strawberries, wash, trim, and dry. Then freeze individually, not touching on a tray. Once frozen, place in plastic zip lock freezer bag. These are the strawberries for my smoothies.


We were lucky enough to have a friend who owns a farm who has a friend who owns a huge strawberry patch. We were allowed to pick as much as we could and I think we at a few quarts of sweetness right on the site.

We were so grateful for this experience. Notice no one else was around, because this was not a public picking site.

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When ready to use, the smashed strawberries can be used for desserts, yogurt, strawberry ice cream, sauces (which is why I don’t sugar in advance) simple syrups, strawberry sangria, strawberry cupcakesstrawberry pancakes, or any other strawberry idea you may have.

What’s your favorite way to use crushed strawberries?

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Freezing Strawberries in Mason Jars

Freezing strawberries in mason jars is useful for all kinds of fruity creations.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Author: Angela Roberts


  • strawberries
  • half pint or pint wide mouthed mason jars


  • Wash strawberries only when ready to use. Dry with paper towels or in a colander. Trim and fill mason jars 3/4 of the way. Close jar. Freeze. Defrost when ready.

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  2. 5 stars
    What a great idea. I usually make lots of jam but am always looking for ways to expand my ways to preserve food. Thanks!

  3. O that is à brilliant idea!! I always buy too many strawberries around this time of year as they are just too good to resist and freezing them sounds like the perfect way to enjoy them for months after they have lost their natural window of time…:) thanks for the tip!

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