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Today, I’m going to let you in on my secret to keeping the taste of summer alive with my delicious Strawberry Freezer Jam recipe! 

strawberry freezer jam in a glass jar

I’m thrilled to guide you through this easy Strawberry Freezer Jam. You’ll need some fresh strawberries, a large bowl, and a dash of patience, but I assure you, it’s worth every bit. 

My husband, Jeremy, says his favorite part of this jam is how fresh the strawberries taste. He’s so lucky he gets to be my taste tester. Ha!

I think the real power ingredient here (besides the strawberries, of course) is the vanilla. It brings the flavor of the strawberry mixture to a whole new level!

This recipe is a great way to capture the juicy deliciousness of ripe strawberries and lock it up in a jar, ready to brighten up your day whenever needed. 

Since the strawberries aren’t cooked, you end up with a jam that tastes so fresh you’d think you just made it this morning. Even after months have gone by!

If you’re embarking on this jam-making adventure for the first time, fear not. I’ve got your back every step of the way. 

If you’re familiar with freezer jam recipes then I think you’re in for a treat. This recipe is a perfect way to level up your jam game even more! So, are you excited? Let’s jump right into our Strawberry Freezer Jam!

Some of our other favorite strawberry recipes on our site include: Baked Strawberry Cake Doughnuts, Strawberry Tea Sandwiches, and Strawberry Cupcakes.

strawberry freezer jam in a glass jar

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. User-friendly: There’s no need for a water bath or special equipment – just some clean jars and a small saucepan to heat the pectin.
  2. Fresh and Fruity: Since the strawberries aren’t subjected to high heat, you’ll get a jam with the purest fresh strawberry flavor.
  3. Easy-peasy: With this easy recipe, you’ll whip up a delicious homemade jam with just a handful of simple ingredients.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Strawberries
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Water
  • Powdered fruit pectin
ingredients needed to make strawberry freezer jam

HOW TO MAKE EASY STRAWBERRY FREEZER JAM:

  1. First step, take the stems off the strawberries and cut them in half. Place them into a food processor and pulse them 10 times to break them up; we still want some chunks. This makes about 2 & ½ cups of crushed strawberries.
  2. Place the crushed strawberries into a large bowl. 
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  1. Add the sugar, about 1 cup at a time to the strawberries. Stir to combine; once the sugar is fully stirred in, add another cup until it’s all in there.
  2. Stir in the vanilla.
  3. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes, then give it another stir; make sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Keep doing this step until the sugar is fully dissolved. Test it by putting a tiny bit of the liquid between your fingers, and if you can feel any graininess, it’s not ready yet. This step can take up to 2 hours, stirring every 10 minutes.
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  1. Once the sugar is dissolved, whisk the water and fruit pectin in a small sauce pot. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once at a full boil, put the timer on for 1 minute and continue to stir constantly. Take off the heat.
  2. Add the pectin mixture to the strawberries and stir it in well.
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  1. Lay out your clean jelly jars and add the strawberry jam; leave at least ½ inch of the jar empty on top as the mixture may expand when frozen.
  2. Wipe the rim of the jars with a damp kitchen towel and add the lids. 
  3. Let the jars sit out at room temperature for 4 hours, then place them in the fridge to chill and keep for up to 4 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

WHAT IS FREEZER JAM?

Freezer jam is a fruit preserve that doesn’t involve boiling the fruit, which helps retain that fresh fruit flavor. It’s stored in freezer-safe containers to stay fresh.

HOW LONG DOES FREEZER JAM LAST IN THE FREEZER?

This homemade strawberry freezer jam lasts a whole year in the freezer. I love that I can enjoy ripe strawberries all year long.

a spoon dipping into strawberry freezer jam

CAN I USE ANOTHER BERRY OR FRUIT?

Indeed! This versatile freezer jam recipe works great with other fresh berries or fruits.

I have also done this method with peaches, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, they all came out fantastic.

WHAT TO SERVE THIS WITH?

This delicious strawberry jam pairs well with toast, biscuits, yogurt, oatmeal, and desserts.

It makes the best sauce on top of my no bake cheesecake – yum!

IS THIS A THICK JAM?

Freezer jam is typically thinner than traditional jam recipe, but this easy way of making jam gives you that fabulous fresh berry taste.

ANY ADDITIONS?

Of course, take this as a base recipe and make it your own. Here are some suggestions:

  • A good stir of chia seeds for a nutritious boost
  • A squeeze of lemon juice for a little zing
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon for a hint of warmth
  • A pinch of orange zest for some citrus flair
  • Some chopped mint for a breath of freshness
  • A handful of crushed raspberries for a delightful mixed berry flavor
  • A drizzle of honey for a natural sweetness
  • A dash of vanilla bean paste for a more robust vanilla flavor

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

  • Strawberries: Swap for other berries like raspberries, blueberries, or even a mix of berries.
  • Granulated Sugar: Cut back on the amount of sugar by using a sugar substitute, if preferred. Using less sugar may make the jam’s texture a little different, keep that in mind.
  • Vanilla Extract: Try almond extract for a nutty flavor profile.
  • Powdered Fruit Pectin: Some types of chia seeds can serve as a thickening agent, but remember to adjust the recipe.
  • Water: Infuse the water with lemon zest or other flavors for an added twist.
a spoon drizzling strawberry freezer jam into a glass jar

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: This freezer jam recipe lasts for up to 4 weeks in the fridge.

Freezer: For the entire year, pop your jam into the freezer! Just make sure to leave half an inch of space at the top of your storage containers, as the jam may expand when frozen.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Choose ripe strawberries for the best part of your jam – the fresh strawberry flavor!
  • Patience is key when dissolving the sugar.
  • Before securing the lids on your jars, wipe the rims with a clean, damp cloth.
  • Stir occasionally during the resting period to ensure the sugar mixture is well-distributed.
  • Adjust the texture of your jam by pulsing the strawberries more or fewer times in the food processor.
  • Always leave space in your jars for the jam to expand when frozen.
a hand holding an english muffin with strawberry freezer jam with a bite taken out

Strawberry jam recipes are the best. Why not try this fun Strawberry Freezer Jam with pure fresh strawberry taste in every bite.

If you’ve tried this EASY STRAWBERRY FREEZER JAM RECIPE, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 2 votes

Easy Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Wait Time 2 hours
Today, I’m going to let you in on my secret to keeping the taste of summer alive with my delicious Strawberry Freezer Jam recipe! 
Servings 48 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • First step, take the stems off the strawberries and cut them in half. Place them into a food processor and pulse them 10 times to break them up; we still want some chunks. This makes about 2 & ½ cups of crushed strawberries.
  • Place the crushed strawberries into a large bowl.
  • Add the sugar, about 1 cup at a time to the strawberries. Stir to combine; once the sugar is fully stirred in, add another cup until it’s all in there.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes, then give it another stir; make sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Keep doing this step until the sugar is fully dissolved. Test it by putting a tiny bit of the liquid between your fingers, and if you can feel any graininess, it’s not ready yet. This step can take up to 2 hours, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, whisk the water and fruit pectin in a small sauce pot. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once at a full boil, put the timer on for 1 minute and continue to stir constantly. Take off the heat.
  • Add the pectin mixture to the strawberries and stir it in well.
  • Lay out your clean jelly jars and add the strawberry jam; leave at least ½ inch of the jar empty on top as the mixture may expand when frozen.
  • Wipe the rim of the jars with a damp kitchen towel and add the lids.
  • Let the jars sit out at room temperature for 4 hours, then place them in the fridge to chill and keep for up to 4 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.

Notes

  • Choose ripe strawberries for the best part of your jam – the fresh strawberry flavor!
  • Patience is key when dissolving the sugar.
  • Before securing the lids on your jars, wipe the rims with a clean, damp cloth.
  • Stir occasionally during the resting period to ensure the sugar mixture is well-distributed.
  • Adjust the texture of your jam by pulsing the strawberries more or fewer times in the food processor.
  • Always leave space in your jars for the jam to expand when frozen.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.003g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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