fresh blueberries

5th Dec 2012

Freezing blueberries is not a very hard thing to do.  You do not want to put them right into the freezer because you will end up with one large clump of blueberries.  The best way to freeze them is the same technique you would use for strawberries.  Wash your blueberries very well and make sure that all leaves and stems are removed.  Once you have washed them lay them on a kitchen towel onto a cookie sheet.  This will keep the berries flat.  You do not want the berries to touch because they will freeze together.  Place the cookie sheet flat in the freezer.  Let the berries freeze for around 4 hours until they are frozen solid.  Once they are frozen you can start packing them into your freezer bags or plastic containers and getting them ready for the freezer.  Do not thaw the berries out.  Once they are in the freezer bags and containers place them back into the freezer and you will be done.  Blueberries are great and a lot of people love to snack on them because they contain a lot of antioxidants.  Blueberries are also great to use for pies, parfaits and also homemade ice cream.  If you are planning to freeze some blueberries the best thing to do is to buy firm blueberries from the grocery store if they have them on sale.  You may also want to find somewhere that you can go to pick your own blueberries.  It may be a little bit cheaper to pick your own.  When you are ready to consume them just take a container out and let it thaw and enjoy.