Can you freeze blackberries? YES! Here’s how to freeze blackberries (the right way) and keep them fresher, longer.

If you want to know the best ways to freeze other berries, learn how to free strawberries and how to freeze blueberries.

How to Freeze Blackberries

  1. Dry the blackberries. Place the blackberries in a fine mesh strainer to get rid of excess moisture. Pat the blackberries dry with a paper towel.
    Drying the Blackberries with paper Towel
  2. Prepare the sheet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat.
  3. Transfer the blackberries. Arrange the blackberries in a single layer on the prepared sheet.
    Prepping Fresh Blackberries to Be Frozen
  4. Freeze. Freeze until solid, about 4 hours.
  5. Transfer. Transfer the frozen blackberries to a ziplock bag labeled with the date.
  6. Store. Return to the freezer.

Related: How to Freeze Peaches

What Can I Use Frozen Blackberries For?

Frozen blackberries are a great kitchen staple. Not only are they versatile and easy to use, but they add tons of flavor and nutrients as well. Use them for any of these:

  • Smoothies
  • Smoothie bowls
  • Sorbet
  • Cobbler
  • Pie filling
  • Oatmeal bowls
  • Cocktails
  • Mocktails
  • Fruit juices
Frozen Blackberries

Are Frozen Blackberries Less Healthy than Fresh Blackberries?

It’s important to note that frozen blackberries are in no way nutritionally inferior to fresh blackberries.

In fact, studies have shown that frozen blackberries can actually contain higher levels of certain nutrients than fresh ones. This is because frozen berries are usually picked and frozen at the peak of ripeness, which locks in their nutritional content.

Additionally, frozen blackberries are often processed right after being harvested, which helps to preserve their nutrients.

5 Reasons Why You Should Freeze Your Fruit

  • Freezing fruit is an easy and effective way to preserve it for later use.
  • Frozen fruit retains most of its nutritional value, so you can still enjoy the health benefits even after it has been frozen.
  • Frozen fruit is convenient and can be used in a variety of recipes, from smoothies to pies.
  • You can save money by freezing fruit that is in season and buying it in bulk.
  • Frozen fruit is a healthy alternative to sugary snacks and desserts.

P.S. If you’re looking for more tips on freezing produce, also learn the best ways to freeze spinach, green beans, and even garlic (3 ways).

How to Freeze Blackberries

Can you freeze blackberries? YES! Here's how to freeze blackberries (the right way) and keep them fresher, longer.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 cups

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound fresh blackberries, washed

Instructions 

  • Pat the blackberries dry with a paper towel.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat.
  • Arrange the blackberries in a single layer on the prepared sheet.
  • Freeze until solid, about 4 hours.
  • Transfer the frozen blackberries to a ziplock bag labeled with the date.
  • Return to the freezer.
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Emma Kelly

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