Homemade Blueberry Powder - Recipe

Blueberry powder is a versatile ingredient that allows you to enjoy the flavor and nutrients of blueberries in a concentrated, shelf-stable form.

Homemade Blueberry Powder - Recipe

Making your own blueberry powder at home is simple and rewarding.

What is Blueberry Powder?

Blueberry powder is made by dehydrating fresh or frozen blueberries, then grinding the dried berries into a fine powder. The powder captures all the flavor and nutrition of whole blueberries in an easy-to-use format.

Unlike fresh berries that spoil quickly, blueberry powder stores well at room temperature for 6 months up to a year when kept dry and airtight. Just a spoonful of powder equals a half cup or more of fresh berries, making it simple to add blueberry goodness to smoothies, baked goods, yogurt, oatmeal and more.

Key Takeaway: Blueberry powder is made by dehydrating then grinding blueberries into a concentrated, shelf-stable form that captures all the berry flavor and nutrients.

Benefits of Blueberry Powder

Drying and powdering blueberries offers numerous advantages:

  • Concentrated nutrition: Ounce for ounce, powder contains higher levels of beneficial compounds compared to fresh berries.
  • Intense blueberry flavor: The drying process intensifies the sweet-tart taste of blueberries.
  • Long shelf life: Powder keeps for months without refrigeration compared to the short shelf life of fresh berries.
  • Space saving: A jar of powder equals a freezer bag or carton of whole berries.
  • Versatility: Powder mixes easily into foods and beverages.
  • Customization: Make powder using any variety of blueberry - wild, store-bought, organic, conventional.

So if you love blueberries, turning some into homemade powder is a great way to enjoy their goodness all year long.

How to Make Blueberry Powder

Homemade Blueberry Powder - Recipe

Homemade Blueberry Powder - Recipe

With just a few simple steps, you can make tasty DIY blueberry powder right at home:


  • Fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Dehydrator
  • Blender, food processor or coffee grinder


  • Wash berries and pat dry if using fresh. Thaw if using frozen.
  • Dehydrate berries at 130-140°F for 18-24 hours until completely dried and brittle.
  • Let berries cool to room temperature.
  • Working in batches, grind dried berries into a fine powder using a blender, food processor or coffee grinder.
  • Sift out any pieces of skin or seeds if desired.
  • Store powder in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

And that's all there is to it! Be sure berries are fully dehydrated before grinding to maximize shelf life. Feel free to play around with different blueberry varieties.

Tips for Making Blueberry Powder

Follow these handy tips for best results when making your own blueberry powder:

  • Break skins of fresh berries before dehydrating using a knife, skewer or by blanching briefly in boiling water. This decreases drying time.
  • Condition berries after drying by letting them sit at room temperature in a jar for a week before grinding. Shake jar daily to distribute moisture.
  • Add a desiccant pack in the powder storage container to absorb ambient moisture.
  • Shake jar often to de-clump if powder starts to compress and form clumps over time.

How to Use Blueberry Powder

The uses for homemade blueberry powder are endless! Stir it into:

  • Smoothies
  • Yogurt
  • Oatmeal or cold cereals
  • Pancakes and crepes
  • Muffins and quick breads
  • Milkshakes and ice cream
  • Granola bars and energy bites
  • Tea or lemonade

You can also use blueberry powder to make vibrantly hued frostings, candy melts, homemade play dough, fruit roll ups, custom drink mixes and more.

Because of its concentrated flavor, a little powder goes a long way. Start with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per serving and adjust to taste.

Blueberry Powder Nutrition

Drying blueberries into powder form retains most of their beneficial nutrients. Key nutrients in blueberry powder include:

  • Vitamin C - Boosts immunity and heart health. Blueberry powder has very high levels.
  • Vitamin K - Important for blood clotting and bone health.
  • Manganese - Aids enzyme function and metabolism.
  • Fiber - Improves digestion and gut health.
  • Anthocyanins - Antioxidants with anti-inflammatory effects.

So every spoonful of this vibrant purple powder delivers a powerhouse dose of vital vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Storing Your Blueberry Powder

Properly stored, homemade blueberry powder keeps for 6 months to a year at room temperature. Keys to maximizing shelf life include:

  • Using completely dehydrated berries
  • Storing in an airtight container in a cool, dark place
  • Adding a desiccant pack to absorb moisture

Glass jars or reusable vacuum seal bags work well for storage. For longer keeping, you can refrigerate or freeze powder. Properly frozen blueberry powder retains quality for up to 2 years.

Key Takeaway: Fully dehydrated blueberry powder keeps 6-12 months stored airtight in a cool, dark place. Freezing extends shelf life to 2 years.


How long does it take to dehydrate blueberries?

Plan on 18 to 24 hours to fully dehydrate fresh blueberries at 130-140°F. Frozen berries may dry a few hours faster since freezing helps rupture the skins.

Can you use a conventional oven to make blueberry powder?

Yes, you can dehydrate blueberries in the oven by spreading berries on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Use the oven's lowest temperature setting, ideally under 150°F. Drying times may be longer.

What's the best way to break down blueberry powder clumps?

Gently stir powder with a clean utensil to break up any clumps. Adding a desiccant packet helps by absorbing ambient moisture that causes clumping.

Can you use blueberry powder in place of fresh berries when baking?

Absolutely! Replace each 1/2 cup fresh berries with 1-2 teaspoons powder. Since powder is concentrated, start with less and increase to taste.


Making DIY blueberry powder is an easy kitchen project with delicious payoffs. Dehydrating and grinding fresh berries into powder form allows you to enjoy intense blueberry flavor and nutrients year-round in recipes, drinks and more.

Give homemade blueberry powder a try! Your pantry and tastebuds will thank you.

Sarah Cortez
Sarah Cortez

My name is Sarah and I'm a baker who loves trying out new recipes and flavor combinations. I decided to challenge myself to use a new spice or ingredient powder in my baking each week for a year. Some successes were the cardamom sugar cookies, vivid turmeric cake, and beetroot chocolate cupcakes. Failures included the bitter neem brownies and overwhelmingly hot ghost pepper snickerdoodles. Through this experience I've discovered amazing additions to spice up desserts while learning how to balance strong flavors. Follow my journey as I push the boundaries of baking with unique powders!

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