This Fresh Strawberry Jam is delicious on just about everything. It is really easy to make homemade jam sugar-free. It takes about ten minutes and four ingredients. When strawberries are in season and abundant it is worth it to make your own gluten free keto strawberry jam. This jam recipe is also low carb, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
I have a huge love affair with strawberries. I could eat one of the costco sized containers all by myself. Really. I like them fresh, in desserts, in jams, in salsa, and even roasted. Making a low carb strawberry jam was a necessity!
How to Make Strawberry Jam
Making homemade jam is very easy! You need to cook the berries to soften them and release the natural juices, sweeten them, and then thicken it to a jam consistency. This can be ready in about 10 minutes!
How to Prep the Berries for Keto Jam
The hardest part of this recipe is hulling the strawberries. I use a tiny paring knife, insert it a bit off-center near the stem, and then turn the berry. The stem and hull come off all as one. The reason I suggest removing the hulls is that they are normally firm and flavorless.
After hulling the berries give them a couple of good smashings with a potato masher. Just to get the juices flowing. After cooking and before chilling the jam will look like this:
Do I need to cook the jam?
Yes, this is a cooked jam. Just cook the berries over medium heat until they are softened. Smash until no large pieces remain. Add the sweetener, lemon juice, and thickener. Transfer the sugar free strawberry jam into jars. Store in the fridge and enjoy. Serve with low carb bread, keto almond flour chaffles or waffles, yogurt, cottage cheese, coconut flour muffins, keto ice cream, or just about anything.
If you don't want to cook this jam you can puree the ingredients with ground chia seeds instead since they have natural thickening properties.
How to Use Keto Strawberry Jam
I have enjoyed this easy keto strawberry jam with so many keto recipes. Everything from waffles, coffee cake, and directly from the jar with a spoon. I still need to try it on top of vanilla ice cream and with shortbread cookies. I also like it with Greek yogurt and cottage cheese.
It's great on my Almond Flour Chaffles! Or on this Paleo And Keto Angel Food Cake. For a really special treat put a little on top of this no-bake strawberry cheesecake or use this to fill some keto pop tarts!
How to Store Keto Strawberry Jam
You can refrigerate this for up to 2 months or freeze it like a freezer jam for up to 6 months. I have not tried canning it so that it is shelf-stable but if you traditional canning methods I don't see why it wouldn't work to can it.
Make sure to check out these tips on washing and storing strawberries. And, I hope you enjoy this low carb sugar free jam!
Blueberries & Raspberries - You may sub blueberries or raspberries for the strawberries. You can even use a combination of berries to make a mixed berry jam.
Frozen Strawberries - This recipe does work using frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones if they are not in season. Just make sure whatever berries you choose are flavorful.
Other Fruits - Other fruits such as peaches, plums, and apricots may be a bit too high in carbs for a low carb diet but if you just need a sugar-free jam recipe you can feel free to use any fruit you like.
- 2 pounds fresh strawberries stems and hulls removed
- ¼ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon glucomannan or xanthan gum
- Add strawberries to a small stockpot. Smash a bit with a potato masher to get the juices flowing.
- Cook strawberries over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until softened. Smash until juicy with small pieces of strawberries.
- Add the other ingredients. Stir well and chill. This will thicken as it cools.
Originally Published May 17, 2017. Revised and Republished April 27, 2021.