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How to Freeze Strawberries

Freezing fresh Strawberries is EASY and is a SUPER way to preserve the great taste and low prices of in season Strawberries!  Besides, when you know how to freeze Strawberries, it only takes about 5 minutes! 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezing strawberries, how to freeze strawberries
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 18kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • freezer bags
  • Sharpie marker
  • freezer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Strawberries any variety or size

Instructions

  • Label the freezer bag with a sharpie marker to indicate what will be in the bag and how many. Label with today's date and a "USE BY" date (6 months to 1 year from now).
  • Place the berries onto a baking sheet and spread them out
  • Place the baking sheet into the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, remove the tray from the freezer, measure out the berries and place them into a resealable top plastic bag.
  • Squeeze as much air as possible from the bag.
  • Seal the bag. Finish labeling the bag if necessary.
  • Place the bag into the freezer and lay flat so that it will freeze flat.

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Notes

  • Use good quality freezer bags (this doesn't necessarily mean name brand).  Just check to make sure that the bag feels heavy and thick in your hand and that the seal works very well.
  • It's so easy to use the type of bag with the zippers, but I've had more bag failures with the zipper bags than with the press and seal type bags. 
  • Buy yourself a sharpie marker to keep in the kitchen in your "junk" drawer OR tape it to the front of your freezer bag box.  Then you'll always have one. 
  • The flater that you can make the bag, the better for saving space in your freezer. 
  • When putting things in the freezer, put the newer things on the bottom of the stack so that the older things are near the top and you'll use those first. 
  • Squeeze air out of the bag after you put the meat into the bag by rolling it up. Air in the bag will equal freezer burn later. 
PRO TIP:  Label the bag BEFORE you put the food in the bag.  It's so much easier to write on a bag with nothing in it BEFORE it has water or grease on it. 

Nutrition

Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg