Frozen blueberries make a great healthy snack. They’re like cold, refreshing blueberry ice cream poppers – perfect on a hot summer day. Last weekend I was doing some yard work – like, a lot of yard work – and it was hot! The wisteria decided to take over a nearby tree, and that wasn’t a good situation for anyone and especially not for the overtaken tree. We’ve been waiting all summer to deal with this, but finally the saw had to come out.
Everyone’s ok, don’t worry. Both trees are doing great. But the sawing and lugging was hard work. Then we collected tons of random walnuts that are starting to fall, and mightily pruned my blackberry farm, and broke up a bunch of fallen wood…hopefully we get a chance to use the fire pit this summer! And lots of other hemming and hawing and backyard shenanigans.
It didn’t take long for me to work up a serious sweat. By afternoon my Zapata The Mexican Bandit t-shirt was completely soaked. But aha! That morning I’d popped a box of fresh blueberries into the freezer. I figured I was going to be hot and in need of some delicious snackiness later on. Frozen blueberries are perfect on a yard work day. Zero effort, lots of feel-good natural carbs and vitamins, and best of all…
…they taste like blueberry ice cream poppers. Cold, creamy, and for some reason sweeter than they are at room temperature. I don’t know what science is going on there but I like it. They’re starting to defrost a little here. When that frosty sheen wears off, I just stick em back in the freezer for 15 minutes. And they turn back into little blueberry ice cream balls!
No need to arrange them in a single layer or anything. Just put them in the freezer in a bag or whatever container they came in and leave them alone for at least an hour, or however long you like. You can freeze them in the morning, go do a bunch of stuff and come home to frozen blueberry deliciousness in the evening.
Mmm…cold, creamy blueberry deliciousness. They went in the freezer as blueberries and came out as blueberry ice cream bonbons. Frozen fruit magic!
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Frozen blueberries make a wonderful treat. They taste like blueberry ice cream bonbons!
- Freeze blueberries in any freezer-safe container for at least an hour. Re-freeze if they start to thaw.
I can’t get enough of freezing fruit. So far everything I’ve tried has been sweet, creamy and totally delicious. Here are some other frozen fruit recipes I’m loving: Easy 2-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet: frozen strawberries + a touch of sweetener + food processor = strawberry sorbet. So delicious, with a capital So. Easy Pineapple Ice Cream: add a dash of salt to the strawberry sorbet idea. It gets crazy creamy, just like an ice cream! And so sweeeeet and delicious it’s unreal.
I’m off to shower, and then to the county fair. Seriously! I’m not kidding about this living in the country thing. Wish me and Graeme luck on getting great pics! #fairphotosrock