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How To Freeze Strawberries

It's easy to learn how to freeze Strawberries which are a very common type of fruit to store in the freezer. There are many reasons as to why to freeze strawberries. The most common reason is because people find that they want to enjoy the strawberries at a later time. For example, if you buy the fruit during the summer months, or if you live in a region that sells the fruit, you will find that you'll have lots of leftovers. You might think of a bunch of juice or smoothie recipes that call for strawberries, so this would be a great reason to freeze the fruit. Then again, you might find that you want to buy bunches of them at the store so that you don't have to keep running back to the store. Or, you might go to a venue, such as a strawberry festival, and you will be able to buy strawberries by the bushel. Because it's not reasonable to eat all of these berries, you're going to have to freeze them in order to enjoy them.

Step 1 Washing

So, you might wonder how to freeze strawberries? As far as freezing them, it's not hard at all to do. There are several ways to go about it however. They all start out with giving the strawberries a good wash. You would cut off the stem and give the berries a good wash to get any dirt and bugs off of them. You can use cool water, or you can use a food safe fruit and vegetable wash as well. Again, cut off the stems and dry the fruit off.

Step 2 Lay Them Out And Bag Them

how to freeze strawberries Now for the simple method on how to freeze strawberries. Take the berries, and lay them out on a baking pan. Make sure that they don't touch so that they don't stick to each other when frozen. Keep them in the freezer overnight, or for up to 24 hours. When they are frozen, take them off of the baking pan, and then place them in a freezer bag. Now you have bags of frozen whole berries.

Step 3 Freezing In Sugar

Some people like to freeze their strawberries in a sweetener. How to freeze strawberries in sugar is very easy to learn. You can simply sprinkle some sugar over the berries, or you can make a simple syrup out of sugar. A simple syrup is water and sugar that has been boiled together to form a syrup. You can cut up your berries and then pour the simple cold syrup over them.

Ideas To Use Strawberries

Just as there are many methods of how to freeze strawberries, there are many reasons as to why people would want to freeze strawberries. People take thawed strawberries and make juices and smoothies, jam and jellies out of them. Frozen berries can be used in recipes for pies, cakes, and for and alcoholic drinks. Make your drinks a little special and use frozen strawberries as ice cubes. There are a lot of things that you can do with them. You could eat them as is when they are thawed out. Just know that they will be very juicy and runny, so you won't want to carry them around in your hands, like you would if they were fresh. If you have any of your own tips on how to freeze strawberries then let our other reader know and get yourself a free juicer and smoothie ebook.


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