Here’s how to freeze strawberries! This trick preserves fresh berries, making them ready to use in smoothies, sauces, crisps, and more.

How to freeze strawberries

Got a bunch of ripe strawberries and don’t have time to use them? Here’s a great way to preserve them: throw them in the freezer! Freezing fresh strawberries is quick and easy, and it makes it simple to use this fruit later in all sorts of ways. Throw frozen berries into smoothies, sauces, crisps and crumbles! It’s a perfect trick for if you’re leaving town and want to save your berries. Here’s how to freeze strawberries, and a few recipes that are perfect for using them!

How to freeze strawberries

Freezing strawberries is fast and easy. Once you wash and slice the berries, you can throw them right into the freezer. The only trick? Freeze them on a tray first so they don’t freeze into a large block. Here’s how to freeze fresh strawberries:

  • Wash and dry the strawberries.
  • Core the berries and slice them in half. Place the berries on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze for 1 hour.
  • Transfer to a sealable freezer-proof bag. Freeze for 6 to 8 months.
How to Freeze Strawberries

Ways to use frozen strawberries

Frozen strawberries are best in dishes where they are blended or cooked. Don’t try to use them in recipes where they’re used raw, because freezing collapses the texture of the berries and makes them release water. Here are a few great strawberry recipes that work with frozen berries:

How to freeze strawberries

More freezing methods

Want to freeze more fruits and vegetables? Here are a few more methods for preserving fresh food for months:

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How to freeze strawberries

How to Freeze Strawberries


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 31 minute
  • Yield: N/A

Description

Here’s how to freeze strawberries! This trick preserves fresh berries, making them ready to use in smoothies, sauces, crisps, and more.


Ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the strawberries.
  2. Core the berries and slice them in half, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Freeze for 1 hour. Then transfer the berries to a freezer safe bag. Freeze for 6 to 8 months.
  • Category: Frozen
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: N/A

Keywords: How to freeze strawberries, how to freeze fresh strawberries

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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