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Freezer Strawberry Jam

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Strawberry jam is a great way to preserve summer berries to enjoy later in the year.  Strawberry freezer jam I super simple to make, too! This recipe only requires fruit, pectin, sugar and about 20 minutes to make a delicious strawberry jam to store in your freezer.

Strawberry Jam

Freezer strawberry jam was one of my mom’s signature recipes.  I had no idea any other jelly or jam existed when I was a kid because all we had was mom’s strawberry freezer jam.  This week’s Sunday Supper theme is Summer Berries so it’s the perfect time to share my favorite jam recipe.

Strawberry Jam

It’s very important to make sure you get the right pectin.  You want classic pectin – the kind that requires you to cook the jam.  I’ve tried the no cook, instant pectin and it just doesn’t work as well.  The resulting jam doesn’t set as firmly as the cooked kind.

strawberry jam

I use two different kinds of jars for freezer jam.  The traditional half-pint canning jars work great and I love them because they are so pretty! But if you are leery of freezing glass, you can sometimes find plastic jars made specifically for the freezer.  I haven’t seen them around this season, though, so you may need to search a little.  They work great for freezing homemade chicken stock or homemade cream of mushroom soup, too.


Yield: 2

Strawberry Freezer Jam #SundaySupper

Strawberry Jam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons pectin (NOT INSTANT)
  • 3/4-1 cup white sugar
  • Clean jars or other containers


Put strawberries in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher. You will need 1 1/3 cups total mashed strawberries.
In a medium sauce pan (larger if making a larger batch), stir together strawberries and pectin. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a full rolling boil that can't be stirred down.
Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Bring mixture to a full boil again and then allow to boil, while stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Ladle jam in to desired containers and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
Refrigerate and use immediately or freeze for later.


Make sure to check out the other amazing berry recipes in this week’s #SundaySupper!

Breakfast & Brunch

Sweet & Savory Berry Recipes

Jams, Jelly, Sauces & More


Cocktails, Drinks & Smoothies

Party Planning

Summer Berry RecipesCheck back on Sunday for all of wonderful Summer Berries recipes! We’d love if you joined our #SundaySupper chat on Twitter too: we’ll tweet throughout the day and share all of our recipes. Then at 7:00pm EST we’ll start our weekly chat. Please jump in anytime and join us! To join in, just follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets. You can also check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more delicious recipes and photos.

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  • Ginger
    June 13, 2013

    Featured YOU on my blog this week in my 25+ Berry Recipe round up. Thank you so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday! 🙂

    Ginger @

  • Miz Helen
    June 11, 2013

    Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • sunithi
    June 7, 2013

    Yummy ! simple & easy.Perfect for me to try. Looks good !

  • Alice
    June 7, 2013

    I totally need to start making my own preserves, love this!

  • Heidi
    June 7, 2013

    I have never tried glass for the freezer, if it works though, I will totally try it! 🙂 I LOVE making strawberry freezer jam, it is SOOOO good. I have always put it in square freezer containers though. That’s just not as pretty as a jar 🙂

  • No canning? I can do this!

  • Laura
    June 5, 2013

    I am going to have to send this recipe my mom’s way because she loves doing freezer jam but had lost her recipe and just couldn’t get it to come out right doing it from memory.

  • Megin
    June 4, 2013

    This sounds really good! I might try making my own jam this summer.
    I’m visiting you today from Keeping It Simple. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I’d love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!

  • Lori
    June 4, 2013

    Yum town! I’ve been meaning to start making jam, but I’m a little scared to start canning. Maybe I’ll start with freezer jam and work my way up from there 🙂

  • Just love a freezer jam. Summer in a jar.

  • Family Foodie
    June 3, 2013

    The plastic jars are a great idea! And I’m so glad you shared your mother’s recipe with us. It sounds amazing.

  • Sarah Reid, RHNC (
    June 2, 2013

    My gramma used to make fabulous freezer jam! This totally reminds me of it

  • Renee
    June 2, 2013

    How great to make jam without having to do all those canning steps. How great it can be frozen and enjoyed after the berry season.

  • Tara
    June 2, 2013

    Nicely done!! That looks so very good. I have to try freezer jam for sure!!

  • Katie
    June 2, 2013

    Wow – I love how easy and simple this is – I have to try it out myself!

  • Megan
    June 2, 2013

    I never thought to freeze jam! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  • kathia Rodriguez
    June 2, 2013

    I love this idea, thank you.

  • Hezzi-D
    June 2, 2013

    I need to make this. I’m always canning jam but it would be nice to make some freezer jam as well.

  • Bea
    June 2, 2013

    I love using glass to freeze stock, apple sauce, etc. and prefer it over plastic any time 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your recipe for the strawberry freezer jam. It sounds delicious!

  • Anne
    June 2, 2013

    I love all these jam recipes! I don’t know why I’ve never made jam before–I’m definitely going to give this one a try!

  • Amanda
    June 2, 2013

    This is the kind of jam I remember my grandma making. There’s nothing better to me than a big dallop of strawberry jam on a cookie or slice of toast.

  • Diana
    June 2, 2013

    Camille, what a great jam, and nice reminder of your childhood! I appreciate your tips on the pectin and the glass, saving this newbie to jam-making from future problems!

  • Lane
    June 2, 2013

    I have had glass explode in the freezer (totally my fault for filling it up to high!), love those plastic jars. I will have to be on the lookout. All of these jam recipes are really inspiring me to try making my own!

  • The Ninja Baker
    June 2, 2013

    Lucky you that you only knew homemade jam in your home. Thank you for sharing your mother’s amazing looking and sounding recipe. Glad I’ve got the right pectin in my pantry =)