Strawberry Freezer Jam-Quick & Easy (Paleo, Keto options)

When strawberries come into season, it doesn’t seem to last long. Sure, you can get fresh strawberries at the grocery store all year round, but when they are not local, and in season, they can taste “off”.

That bland flavor isn’t very appealing to many, right?

Taking advantage of the May through June strawberry season is important when you want to get the freshest, ripest, best tasting berries you can. It’s really the only way you can fully enjoy their sweet, juicy, flavor.

Strawberries have so many health benefits. They are loaded with Vitamin C, anti-oxidants, and are very low on the glycemic index.

The fiber and potassium are also great for overall heart health. All of this, with only 49 calories, 8.7 net carbs in one cup!

Is it any wonder that strawberries are a very popular fruit?

There are a few ways that you can preserve strawberries to enjoy them for later:

To see over 45 more delicious ways to use strawberries, read the post here. 

To make this simple freezer jam recipe:

  • Begin with 2 quarts of fresh strawberries. This will make approximately 4 cups crushed berries.
  • Gently mash the strawberries with a fork or potato masher. Using a blender or food processor also works really well and is much faster.
  • In a separate large bowl, mix together 2/3 cup sugar and 2 Tablespoons pectin very well.
  • Add in the crushed strawberries and mix together for 3 full minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Carefully pour into clean pint jars. I like the ball freezer jars, but any freezer capable jar is fine. I’ve reused old jelly jars for this, old spaghetti sauce jars, whatever. For the most part, it’s not going to be in the freezer for longer than a couple months anyway.
  • Freeze for up to a year, or put in the fridge and enjoy within 3 weeks!

Other options for this freezer jam:

  • For paleo option, use the low sugar pectin and add honey instead of table sugar
  • For keto, or low carb, use the low sugar pectin and add stevia or erythritol instead of table sugar.
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Do you make strawberry freezer jam? Are you going to try it next time you have strawberries?

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30 thoughts on “Strawberry Freezer Jam-Quick & Easy (Paleo, Keto options)”

  1. would love to know if this will work with other fruits? would the ratio for sugar and pectin be the same with others?

    1. yes, the ratio woudl work with other fruits…if you use peaches though, you will want to add 2 teaspoons lemon juice to the peaches before adding to the sugar and pectin mixture!

  2. How much does this make? I just bought a pound of fresh strawberries a few days ago so I may just try this.

  3. Anna@Green Talk

    Freezer jam is so much less work then canning! I actually use less sugar. Do you use low or no sugar pectin?

  4. I don’t think I’ve told you today how much I love your blog =) I’m looking to get into freezing more homemade stuff this growing/harvest season so thank!

  5. So easy! Thanks so much for sharing! I LOVE strawberry jam, so we definitely need to try this. We’re slowly but surely cutting out store bought stuff like this. 🙂

  6. My husband’s favorite is strawberry jam so I will definitely be trying this. One question though, I have never frozen anything in glass jars because I’m afraid of them breaking. Do you have any tips on how to avoid this?

  7. I honestly have never had anything break from freezing in a glass jar…but to be on the safe side, try using only the jars that are “canning” for that purpose. Also, be sure to leave some headspace room for expansion during freezing.

  8. That’s it!? Last year a friend, hubby, and I made strawberry jam but I promise you it was not this easy! Can I substitute the strawberries for raspberries or other fruit?

  9. This takes me back. Back to my childhood and my mamaw’s kitchen. What sweet memories! Thanks.

    We Three Crabs

  10. Merissa @ Little House Living

    Yum….now I want to finish some fresh strawberries so I can make some too! I’m been a few years since I’ve been able to get a good deal (my strawberry bed died 🙁 ) So hopefully I’ll get lucky this year!

  11. Jazmin @ Frugality Gal

    I had no idea making jam was this simple! This would go so well with my homemade yogurt. Right now I’m able to get a great deal on strawberries so this will save me from spending money on preserves.

  12. I love freezer Jam, it is easy and delicious, thank you for your recipe i had lost mine, and forgot how much of what to uae,

  13. Hi i made the jam and when I put in freezer overnight tried to use in morning and was solid hard couldn’t get out of jar … what happen

    1. “Freezer” jam is stored in the freezer, as opposed to canned jam, which goes through cooking and a hot water bath. Canned jam is shelf-stable, freezer jam is not. You need to remove freezer jam to the refrigerator to let it thaw before using. A lot of people, myself included, prefer the flavor and consistency of freezer jam. Plus, it’s so much easier to make!

  14. I’m glad to find this recipe – and will see how it works with the homemade pectin I made from my green apples last year. So surprised to find a recipe that doesn’t involve cooking the berries.

  15. Hi,
    Has anyone tried making this with low carb sugar alternatives, like Allulose, Sola, Erythritol or Monk Fruit Sweetener? How does it work out? Thank you!

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