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Defrosting in cold water

How To Thaw Frozen Blackberries In Cold Water

Here's an alternative method to defrosting in the microwave that's faster than the fridge. If you don't feel confident about thawing the blackberries in the microwave, try this out instead.
Be sure to rinse your blackberries before you defrost them in cold water.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • A strainer/colander
  • A bowl
  • Cold water
  • A towel OR paper towel


  • Place the berries in a colander/strainer and rinse them thoroughly under cold tap water. Shake off as much excess water as you can.
  • Fill a bowl with the cleaned frozen blackberries, but leave some room for water.
  • Fill the rest of the bowl with cold water (not warm or hot water.)
  • Set a timer to go off in 5 minutes.
  • Gently squeeze a blackberry to feel if it's still frozen. If not, replace the water with more cold water and set another timer to go off in 5 minutes.
  • When the blackberries have thawed, drain the water.
  • Gently pat the berries dry with a dark towel or a paper towel.
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