Homemade freezer jam holds its fresh flavor and is incredible when slathered over homemade bread. Not only is it delicious but it is so easy to make. In addition, freezer jam has less sugar in it making it just a little healthier. Combining the super berries: raspberry, blackberry, and strawberry gives you the perfect mix for this amazing triple berry freezer jam recipe.
Strawberries, Raspberries and Blackberries
Summer is a fun time of year and one of my (Emmaline’s) families favorite things to do is to pick berries. We like to drive to a local U-Pick berry farm and pick up beautiful and juicy berries. Strawberries are of course a family favorite, but raspberries and blackberries are close contenders. Let’s not forget blueberries and triple crown berries!
Blackberries were a special treat about 14 years ago when we lived on the Olympic Peninsula. Blackberries grew wild alongside the road to our home and frequently the kids and I would stop and grab a small bucket I kept in the back of the SUV and pick some. Mind you, my kids were ages 2 and an infant so really it was me picking berries trying to keep the toddler out of the “POKIES” as the baby was strapped to my chest in one of those old awkward baby carriers. I so wish those new fandangle nowadays baby wraps were a thing when my kids were infants. Obviously, I have no idea what they are called, but I would have ROCKED that thing.
Anyways, I digress. Those blackberries made awesome jam and my toddler was so proud when daddy would come home from work and he would announce, “Daddy, I make jam!” His berry smile was enormous as his sticky hands help up the container of jam to show off his handiwork. In his fragmented sentences, he would declare to everyone that he made the jam all by himself. As the proud mama, I declared, “You sure did and it’s the yummiest jam mama ever tasted!”
Without further adieu let’s teach you how to make triple-berry freezer jam so you can create memories with your family.
“Daddy, I make jam!” Emmaline’s Toddler – 2007
Steps to Make Homemade Triple Berry Freezer Jam:
Remove all the green tops off the strawberries and wash all the berries.
2 cups crushed strawberries 1 cup crushed raspberries 1 cup crushed blackberries. 1 1/2 cups sugar 5 tablespoons Ball instant pectin
Mash 2 cups of crushed strawberries, 1 cup of crushed raspberries, and 1 cup of crushed blackberries.
Mash the Berries
In a separate bowl, stir together 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 5 tablespoons of Ball instant pectin.
Add sugar and pectin
Add the sugar/pectin blend to the crushed berries and stir until mixed well and evenly disbursed.
Place in Containers
Let it stand for 30 minutes in clean containers with lids. Freeze for up to 1 year.
Triple Berry Freezer Jam