Homemade Freezer Jam

Start with enough strawberries to make 3-4 cups mashed berries and 3 cups sugar. Place these ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well to dissolve sugar, cover, and let sit overnight or at least 8 hours.


In a stockpot, bring berries and sugar mixture to a rolling boil, boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add 1 small package of strawberry jello, bring to boil again. Boil 2-3 minutes, remove from heat, let it cool for about 10 minutes.

Put into containers for the freezer, let cool about an hour, then seal containers and freeze. Makes about 4 pints.

I use this recipe a lot, and always at least double it. It can be used with other fruit. I've had success with peaches/peach jello, sweet cherries/cherry jello, and raspberries/raspberry jello.

Source: From the "More with Less" Mennonite Cookbook.

By Kim from Crawford, CO

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October 7, 20110 found this helpful

Hi Kim, what kind of containers for freezing do you use? I got all kinds of different answers on Google. Glass regular ball jars? Plastic made for freezing? Gladware? Thanks!

October 8, 20110 found this helpful

I mainly use containers made for the freezer, but have used other plastic containers.

October 8, 20110 found this helpful

I have been searching for this recipe for years! I saw a recipe like this years ago, but could never find it again.


I am definitely going to try this next summer when our strawberries are ripe. Thank you!


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October 10, 20110 found this helpful

Hi can any tell me what Jello is? as I live in the U.K Many thanks Helen xxx

Editor's Note: According to Wikipedia: "Jell-O is sold prepared (ready to eat) or in powder form, and is available in many different colors and flavors. The powder contains powdered gelatin and flavorings including sugar or artificial sweeteners."


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