Strawberry freezer jam is super simple to make and it tastes so much better than anything you can buy in the store!
Giving this jam as a gift? Be sure to use our Fruit Pun Gift Tags or Fruity Printable Gift Cards.
The Best Homemade Jam
With fresh strawberries available almost year-round, making strawberry freezer jam can happen any time you’d like! Make a big batch and store some in the freezer until you need it, or keep some on-hand when you need a nice “welcome to the neighborhood” or “thinking of you” gift.
I’ve never been confident enough to make cooked jams and jellies, but freezer jam is something I LOVE to do! It’s easy to make and my family eats it like candy… it doesn’t last long in my home! Freezer jams are set softer than cooked jams and jellies, so they are made in half the amount of time.
Here’s how to make it –
* This recipe makes about 5 cups of jam. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
- Fresh strawberries – You can use overly ripe strawberries if you’re trying to use them up, but firm fruit will yield the best flavor and results.
- White Sugar – Do not reduce the sugar in the recipe or it will not set.
- Sure-Jell Pectin – This brand is a must to ensure proper fit! Pectin products are not interchangeable!
- Jars/ Containers – Be sure to wash your jars before use.
- Food Processor – I’ve made it in a blender, too! Both work great!
How to Make Strawberry Freezer Jam
Cut & Crush – The first thing you need to do is to remove the stems from your strawberries. Next, you’ll crush or puree them in a food processor or blender.
Combine – Now, add 2 cups of pureed strawberries into a large bowl with the sugar. You might have some puree leftover, but it should be pretty close. (Pureed strawberries are great over pancakes or in a breakfast smoothie!)
Heat – Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over high heat, stir 1 package of Sure-Jell with 3/4 cup of water. Bring it to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue to boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly, then remove from heat.
Final Step – Add the pectin mixture to the bowl of fruit and sugar and stir for 3 minutes until the sugar is dissolved and no longer grainy. A few sugar crystals might remain.
Freezer Prep – Fill your containers immediately, leaving 1/2 inch space at the top to allow expansion during the freezing.
Sit – Cover the containers with their lids and then leave at room temperature for 24 hours.
Storing – You can refrigerate the freezer jam for up to 3 weeks, or you can freeze it for up to 1 year. If frozen, thaw in refrigerator before using.
More Strawberry Recipes
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake
- Easy Strawberry Shortcake
- Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
- Strawberry Shortcake Roll
- Strawberry Pretzel Squares
Here’s a printable recipe card for your convenience –
Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe
- 4 cups strawberries
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 packet Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin
- Remove the stems from the 4 cups of strawberries, then crush/ puree them in a food processor or blender.
- Add 2 cups of pureed strawberries into a bowl with 4 cups of sugar. (You might have some puree leftover, but it should be pretty close.) Mix to combine, then let this set for 10 minutes.
- In a medium saucepan over high-heat, stir 1 package of Sure Jell with 3/4 cup of water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue to boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly, then remove from heat.
- Add the pectin mixture to the bowl of fruit and sugar and stir for 3 minutes until the sugar is dissolved and no longer grainy. A few sugar crystals might remain.
- Fill your containers immediately, leaving 1/2 inch space at the top to allow expansion during the freezing.
- Cover with lids, then leave at room temperature for 24 hours.
- Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks, or freeze for up to 1 year. If frozen, thaw in refrigerator before using.
LOVE that first picture!