Want to know how to freeze strawberries?
In this short guide, I am going to highlight the quick steps you can take to freeze your own strawberries, along with some other useful information.
So, with that said, lets get to it.
Can You Freeze Strawberries?
Yes, you can freeze strawberries and they can be kept for up to a year, but its best to use them before to maintain their freshness. Strawberries can be frozen whole, sliced, diced or crushed, with or without syrup. Frozen strawberries are perfect for smoothies or to have on their own as a frosty snack.
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Best Way to Freeze Strawberries: A Step-by-Step Guide
It is a good idea to freeze strawberries if you have a surplus on hand and do not want them to spoil. You can also store some so that when they are out of season, you will have some on hand.
Frozen strawberries are perfect for smoothies and they are also a nice cold treat.
The process of freezing the fruit is very easy and we will take a detailed look at how to do it below.
What You Need
- Fresh strawberries
- Freezer bags
- Marker for labelling
1. Pick & Sort
Always choose the freshest and best strawberries to freeze. If you are harvesting your own or buying them
from the local farmer’s market or market, you should be looking for strawberries
that are big, plump, fresh, free from blemishes and berry red.
It is a good idea to wash your strawberries, before you freeze them. Washing
them will get rid of any dirt, pests or contaminants that might be lingering on
the exterior of the fruit.
3. Remove the Strawberry Hulls
Once washed, you will now remove the hulls from the strawberries. Some
people freeze them without removing the hulls, but you can do it to make life
easier in the future.
4. Place in the Freezer Bag
Once all the hulls are removed from the strawberries, it is now time to
place them in the freezer bag. Before sealing, it is good idea to squeeze as
much air out of the bag as possible. Removing the air from the bag helps to not
only reduce the possibility of the strawberries drying out, but also helps to
control freezer burn.
5. Date & Label
Once you have them all in the bag, you can now label them and throw them in
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Wrapping it up
We’ve reached the end of the article and now you should be pretty skilled when it comes to freezing strawberries.
Now, I want to hear from you!
How will you be using your frozen strawberries? Will they be in a smoothie? Will you use them in a recipe or will you be having them as a cold snack?
Whatever it is, let me know in the comments below.