Experience the World’s Best Homemade Freezer Strawberry Jam Recipe

Don’t miss out on this incredible homemade freezer strawberry jam recipe with just three simple ingredients! This recipe for homemade strawberry freezer jam is made without pectin, and there is an optional sugar substitution! You can choose the ingredients to make it organic. This is the yummiest homemade strawberry jam you will ever eat!



But this homemade strawberry freezer jam was an easy recipe, and it didn’t even have pectin in it!  Lemon juice has a natural pectin (as does apples), and this turned out delicious!

And if you like this recipe, you should also check out this rose hip jam recipe made in a similar fashion.

We also have a neighbor who has a ton of pear trees, which makes it perfect for making this delicious pear jam.

Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam

Here are the ingredients that you need for homemade freezer strawberry jam:

  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

Wash strawberries.

Mix 1 lb of strawberries, 3/4 cup sugar, and 2 Tbsp of lemon juice in a saucepan (you can use organic).  Then stir on med-low heat until sugar is dissolved.

Increase heat to med-high and bring to a boil.  Boil for about 30 minutes, stirring continuously while mashing the strawberries.

You’ll know it’s done when the jam is thick (it will not thicken more as it cools) and bubbles completely cover the surface of the jam.  (If you have a candy thermometer, this is about 215*).

Pour jam into jars and let cool.  We store them in our freezer.

Enjoy your delicious frozen berries with homemade strawberry freezer jam!

Sugar-free option

If you don’t want to use this much sugar to make strawberries, in this strawberry recipe, you can substitute the two cups of sugar with 2/3 cup of honey and a small grated apple. Put it on your favorite homemade bread!

An earlier version of this post was written by Tiffany on The Crazy Shopping Cart

Foods That Go Well With Strawberry Jam

Now you’ve got a delicious homemade jam recipe, here are a few ideas for how to use your jam on your favorite foods!


Toast is perhaps the classic pairing for freezer jam. The warm, crispy texture of the toast provides the perfect base for the sweet and fruity freezer jam. The contrast between the crunchy toast and the smooth, spreadable freezer jam, creates a delightful creaminess, crunchiness, and smoothness, while the combination of flavors is a timeless favorite.


Flaky, buttery croissants taste even better when paired with strawberry jam. The rich flavor of the croissant complements the sweet and tangy strawberry jam, creating a delightful combination of textures and tastes. Whether enjoyed for breakfast or as an afternoon treat, croissants with strawberry jam are a perfect match.

Pancakes or Waffles:

Strawberry jam makes pancakes or waffles extra amazing! The fluffy pancakes or crispy waffles create the perfect base for the sweet and tangy jam. Every bite is a mix of delicious flavors and textures, making this combo a breakfast or brunch favorite.


Drop some strawberry jam into a large bowl of your creamy yogurt for a tasty mix of flavors and textures. The tangy yogurt balances out the sweet jam, and the smoothness of the yogurt blends perfectly with the jam’s chunky goodness. It’s a quick, satisfying snack with a perfect harmony of creamy and fruity goodness.


Surprisingly, strawberry jam and soft cheeses like brie or cream cheese go great together! The creamy, slightly tangy cheese pairs beautifully with the sweet and tart jam, giving you a tasty mix of flavors. Try spreading strawberry jam on a slice of crusty bread or a cracker, add some creamy cheese on top, and voila! A simple yet fancy appetizer that’s sure to impress.

Peanut Butter:

Peanut butter and strawberry jam – a classic favorite for both kids and grown-ups! The creamy, nutty goodness of peanut butter blends perfectly with the sweet, fruity side to make strawberry jam in the refrigerator, giving you a deliciously nostalgic taste. Whether on a sandwich or spread on crackers, peanut butter, and strawberry jam make a dynamic duo that always hits the spot.


Enjoying light and fluffy scones is a treat, but add some strawberry jam, and they become downright irresistible. The slightly crumbly texture of the scone is the perfect canvas for a generous layer of sweet jam. Whether it’s breakfast or an afternoon snack, scones with strawberry jam are a classic, comforting indulgence.

Vanilla Ice Cream:

Turn your vanilla ice cream into a tasty treat with a swirl of strawberry jam! The cold, creamy ice cream blends perfectly with the sweet and tangy jam, creating the recipe for a delightful dessert. Whether you enjoy it in a bowl or as a topping for a sundae, vanilla ice cream with strawberry jam is a surefire way to satisfy your sweet cravings.

French Toast:

Enjoy thick slices of bread dipped in a rich egg mix, cooked until golden brown – that’s French toast! And what makes it even better? A generous topping of strawberry jam. The warm, custard-like French toast pairs perfectly with the sweet, fruity jam. Every bite is a delicious mix of flavors and textures, making it the perfect way to start your day.


Make your bowl of hearty oatmeal extra tasty with a spoonful of strawberry jam on top. The creamy texture of the oatmeal makes a cozy base for the sweet and tangy jam, turning it into a warm and satisfying breakfast or snack. Mixing strawberry jam into your oatmeal brings a burst of fruity flavor that takes the dish to a whole new level of deliciousness.

These are just a few examples of the many foods that pair wonderfully with strawberry jam recipes. Whether you’re enjoying fresh fruit with your homemade jam or making jam with it on toast for breakfast, as a topping for dessert, or as a flavorful addition to your favorite recipes, strawberry jam is sure to add a touch of sweetness and a burst of fruity flavor to any meal.

Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam

Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam

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Make homemade strawberry freezer jam with only three ingredients! This recipe for homemade strawberry jam is made without pectin, and there is an optional sugar substitution! You can choose the ingredients to make it organic. This is the yummiest homemade strawberry jam you will ever eat!


  • 1 lb of strawberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of lemon juice


  1. Mix ingredients into a sauce pan
  2. Stir on low-med heat until sugar is dissolved
  3. Increase heat to med-high and bring to a boil
  4. Boil for about 30 minutes until you reach the desired thickness, stirring continuously while mashing the strawberries
  5. Pour jam into jars and allow to cool
  6. Store jars in freezer

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  1. I made this with 8-9 cups of Strawberries and used 3/4 cup Stevia blend and 4 tablespoons of lemon. I cooked a little longer but it came out delicious 👍

  2. I just made this using the honey substitute and it’s pretty runny. Any suggestions on how to thicken it up?

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