How to Freeze Strawberries

Frozen Strawberries

Frozen Strawberries

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:

Dry Pack

  • Pack berries into plastic freezer bags. Seal, label, and freeze.

Sugar Pack

  • 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.

Syrup pack

  • 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.

Puree

  • 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.

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