Freezer Jam Recipe

Freezer Jam is one of the easiest recipes out there and it’s the perfect time of the year to go out and pick up some fresh summer berries to stock up the freezer with some jam for year-round use! This recipe is easy to make and the perfect learning experience for beginners, it only takes seven steps, requires no cooking and can be made within 30 minutes.

The best thing about freezer jam is that the recipe can be used with any berries, individually or mixed, you are in complete control! You can go on a hunt around the community for blackberry picking, or you can go to the store and pick up some other berries. If you are interested in making jam with fruit (peaches, apples, pears, etc.) please follow a recipe with Certo that requires cooking, there are many recipes on google!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cups of berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups of white sugar (granulated)
  • 2 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
  • 1 package of Certo (liquid pectin)


  1. Berries: place 4 cups of berries into a bowl, crush them with a potato masher or fork. If desired, strain the mashed berries through a metal strainer for a seedless jam and remember to make sure it still adds up to 4 cups.
  2. Sugar and Lemon: add in 2 cups of sugar and 2 tbsp of lemon juice to the crushed berries and stir until combined.
  3. Certo: add in one package of certo (liquid pectin) stir thoroughly
  4. Let the batch sit for 10 minutes
  5. Fill the jars: use a ladle to fill jars, leave 1 inch space at the top for room to freeze and put lids on the jars
  6. Store the jam: let the sealed jam sit in room temperature for 24 hours then put jam in the freezer for use up to one year, store in the refrigerator for up to 7-13 days.
  7. Enjoy!

Ways to serve jam! The list is endless but my top recommendations are jam on fried bread, waffles, toast, pancakes, or whatever the heart desires.

We would like to thank Linda Martin for sharing her recipe with the community.

First Nation Health Authority canning guide:

Introducing Environment Summer Interns

In July 2022, the Malahat Environment Department welcomed three summer interns to help study aquatic habitats! Steven Henry, Amanda Harry and Dylan Harry are helping with several projects in the Environment Department. They are learning about the many important species that live in the Salish Sea, restoring sensitive habitats in Malahat marine territory, clam garden restoration, and southern resident killer whales. Steven, Amanda, and Dylan will help to protect valuable resources of the ocean for Malahat Members. See introductions from the new interns below.


Hi, my name is Amanda Harry I am from Malahat Nation. I am 15 years old, and in grade 10. I go to Frances Kelsey secondary school, class of 2025. I’m passionate about canoe pulling, I paddle with Malahat nations canoe club SalmonArrow. This is our second year of SalmonArrow being out on the water in 20+ years. I have just started my internship with Desiree and Tristan at the Environment Department. During this internship I will be learning more about the marine habitats, clam gardens, and killer whales in Malahat. This summer I am very excited to learn about the aquatic habitats such as kelp forests, eelgrass, intertidal eelgrass and different types of mammal species in the Saanich inlet.


Hi, my name is Dylan Justin Harry. I am proud to be a part of Malahat Nation’s Environment Department. I’m a graduate from CVOLC open learning/Frances Kelsey Secondary School of 2022. I’m very happy to be back as an intern in the Environment Department with Desiree and Tristan for the summer, learning more about the marine habitats, clam gardens and killer whales. I am enjoying what we are learning about the Malahat Nation’s beach, how we could take care of eelgrass, and seeing intertidal eelgrass. The Environment Department Internship is very open with nice people to teach us how to get a license to fly the drone and drive a Boat.


Hi, my name is Steven Henry, I’m from Malahat Nation, I’m 17 years old, I graduated from Frances Kelsey in 2022. One of the things I’m passionate about is canoe pulling with SalmonArrow Canoe Club. The second thing I’m passionate about is soccer, I’ve been playing for 15 years. A third thing I like to do is traveling, and I’m planning on getting my heavy machinery operator course with Coast Mountain Resources. I have just started my Internship with Desiree and Tristan at the Environment Department and I’ll be learning marine habitat’s, clam gardens, and killer whales/orcas. I’m excited to learn about different species and kelp forest, Eelgrass/Eelgrass meadow/intertidal eelgrass, mammal species in the Saanich Inlet.