Thursday, July 18, 2013

Easy Frozen Strawberry Jam or Syrup (Healthy)

A couple of days ago I went into the store to find they were having strawberries on sale at $1.00 a lb for a flat. Thanks to California Farmers they were beautiful. I love strawberries. One of the tricks I have found to good berries is they smell good. These smelled good and they tasted wonderful. The best I have had all season. It makes a big difference to have fruit that is a natural sweetness then you don't have to add much sweetener. That makes me happy. This process could be used with any fruit you use for jam or syrup. You will have to adjust the sweetener according to how sweet the fruit is.

I really like using Ultra Gel as a thickener for all kinds of foods dressing, jam, syrups, gravies etc... The cool thing is that you don't have to heat up the food to use it. I found it at my local grocery store Maceys.

10  C blended up strawberries or fruit
1-2 T fresh lemon juice
5 T honey* You could add more if you want it sweeter.
2 T ultra Gel * You could add more if you want it thicker.
5- pint plastic containers with lids

Directions: Makes 5 1 pint containers.
1. Pour all of the ingredients into the blender pulse until all combined. Don't over mix. 
2. Pour into pint size containers. Leave some room on the top for expansion. 
3. Put in the freezer until ready to use. 
4. Could be used as jam, syrup or a sauce topping. You could also just add it to your smoothie.  Enjoy!  

*I wash off the berries with water 1 to 2 T baking soda and about 1/2 to 1 cup vinegar and let it soak for a little bit. 
* I put the leftovers back in the freezer and pull it out again when I want some more. 


  1. We can't even get them for that cheap. Enjoy the strawberries.

    1. That is crazy. When that is where they are grown.