Freezing can be a quick and easy way to store fresh strawberries for later use. Especially, for cooking or beverages, such as smoothies. So, here is a bit of information to get you started.
Choosing and Preparing Strawberries
Select fully ripe, firm strawberries with a deep-red color. Discard immature and
defective fruit. Wash berries in several changes of cold water. Remove caps and drain.
Prepare using one of the following methods:
- Pack berries into plastic freezer bags. Seal, label, and freeze.
- Slice berries lengthwise in halves or thirds. Mix 1 part sugar to 6 parts
sliced strawberries. let stand until sugar dissolves, about 10minuts. Gently stir.
Pack strawberries and syrup into plastic freezer boxes, leaving ½-inch headspace. Seal, label, and freeze.
- Prepare a heavy syrup. Leave strawberries whole or slice. Pack
strawberries into plastic freezer boxes. Ladle syrup over berries, leaving ½-inch headspace. Seal, label, and freeze.
- Combine 1pint strawberries, 4 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice in
food processor and puree. Pack puree into plastic freezer boxes,
leaving ½-inch headspace. Seal, label, and freeze.