Making Easy Refrigerator Pickles | The Best Pickles EVER!

These refrigerator pickles are easy and so, so tasty. If you’re not careful you might just eat the entire bucket!

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This recipe, aka Bucket Pickles is probably the quickest, fastest way to make super tasty pickles. The only hard part is having to wait 3 days for the pickles to process in the fridge! These refrigerator pickles are by far my favorite garden food of the season!

I love the days when we can make an entire lunch out of sweet corn, refrigerator pickles, and a sliced tomato!

These are also great for those summer picnics that sneak up on you. You realize you were asked to bring a dish to pass and all you have to do is grab this bucket from the fridge, a pair of tongs and away you go!

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Making Easy Refrigerator Pickles the Video!

Why You’ll Love Making These Quick Refrigerator Pickles

  • They are quick to make and make an entire bucket worth of pickles!
  • Have a summer picnic to head to, just grab a bucket of these pickles out of the refrigerator and bring them with as your contribution! They are a huge hit at our fantasy football parties!
  • Everything you need to make these pickles can be grown right at home!
  • The first thing you need to do is demolish that bucket of ice cream in your freezer. Our cows will thank you and you’ll never be sorry!

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Materials you’ll need to make this

  1. A clean, empty ice cream bucket with lid.
  2. A kettle for cooking the brine.

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Questions People are asking about these Refrigerator Pickles

How long do these pickles last in the refrigerator?

We’ve had ours last almost 1 year! But as we always recommend, do a smell/ look test. If something smells/ looks off, best to toss them to the chickens.

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Tips about making these pickles

  • Make sure to allow the brine to cool before adding it to the pickles.
  • Make your own Garlic Powder and you’ll never want to go back to the store bought stuff!
  • Do the work to wait the 3 days as recommended in the refrigerator. I know, I know it’s super hard to wait those 3 days for those crunchy delightful pickles, but I promise it’ll be worth wait!
  • To get your pickles as crunchy as possible, after you have washed and sliced them, let the slices sit in a cold ice bath for 15-20 minutes.

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles The Recipe

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles

These delicious and easy refrigerator pickles will your favorite new summer garden recipe!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 d


  • Large Kettle
  • Ice Cream Bucket or larger plastic food-grade container


  • 1 Ice Cream Bucket Sliced Cucumbers
  • 2 Chopped Onions (1 for the bottom of the bucket & 1 for the top of the bucket)
  • 6 Heads Dill (green seeded) (3 for the bottom of the bucket & 3 for the top of the bucket)
  • 1.5 tsp. Garlic Powder (3/4 tsp for the bottom of the bucket & 3/4 tsp for the top of the bucket)

The Pickle Brine

  • 6 Cups Water
  • 3 Cups Vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup Canning Sea Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar


Brine Instructions

  • Bring the combined ingredients to a boil for 5 minutes and then let cool down before adding it to the bucket of pickles, onion, dill and garlic powder combination.
  • While your brine is cooling, slice up cucumbers and onion.
  • In a clean ice cream bucket add 3/4 tsp of garlic powder, 3 heads of green seeded dill, and 1 chopped onion.
  • Added your sliced cucumbers.
  • Add 3/4 tsp of garlic powder, 3 heads of green seeded dill, and 1 chopped onion.
  • Pour cooled brine over entire bucket. Try your best to not overfill, but it will be brimming.
  • Place covered bucket in the refrigerator for 3 days.
  • ENJOY! (store in the refrigerator)


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