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If you’re like us, you may grow a little more strawberries then you meant to. Because we have so many we needed to know exactly how to freeze strawberries.
A few years ago, we decided we wanted to grow our own strawberry patch. We looked at the recommended number of plants for the size of our household listed on the site and thought, “Nah. That won’t be enough!”. So we doubled the amount. Turns out, they know what they are talking about and we were quickly overrun with strawberries.
Steps for how to freeze strawberries
It may come as a surprise to you but there are only so many strawberry based dishes you can eat before you need a little break.
We didn’t want to start throwing them out so we looked into how to preserve them. The obvious answer is to make strawberry preserves but we wanted to keep our options open for the future. So we decided to try our hand at freezing them.
So, can you freeze strawberries? You sure can! And it’s really easy to do. In fact, you can do it in three easy steps.
You will want to wash your strawberries. Gather all of your strawberries into a single container. We like to use a colander because it allows water to pass over your strawberries, cleaning them, without the water pooling in the bottom of the bowl.
Be sure to work your hands through all of the strawberries to allow the water to wash over all of the fruit and thoroughly get everything clean.
Repeat cutting each strawberry until they no longer have any tops.
You can also portion them into a larger gallon size freezer bag if you think you will use them quickly enough. As you portion them out, be sure to get as much water out as you can.
Finally, take your newly packed bags and place them in your freezer. You can remove a bag at a time and thaw in the freezer if you want a snack. You can also pull frozen strawberries straight from the freezer if you want to make a fruit smoothie.