Two methods on how to freeze strawberries.
You will need:
- freezer bags or other freezer container
- small knife
- sugar – optional
- ice cube trays
- lemon juice
First step, of course, is wash your strawberries.
Simply rinse with cold water.
Next, remove the tops.
This can be done with a small knife, or I like to use my strawberry corer. It slips the green stem out and takes less of the strawberry with it.
Whatever works for you.
My friend Winona (hi, Winona!) uses a straw to hull hers. Ingenious idea. Push the straw through the bottom of the strawberry, and it pushes the hull right out!
Slice the strawberries in half.
The larger fruits could be quartered and the smaller fruit can be left whole. Your choice.
Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
My Ball Blue Book suggests 1 part sugar to 6 parts strawberries. I did about half this much and it was plenty! My suggestion is to lightly sugar them. Very light with the sugar; we want them to taste like strawberries, right?!
Gently stir to coat the strawberries evenly. Let sit until sugar dissolves. This takes five or ten minutes.
Place in freezer bags.
Be sure to remove as much air as possible, seal, and label.
How to Make Strawberry Ice Cubes
Another fun way to freeze strawberries is in ice cube trays.
Wash strawberries. Remove those tops and place in a blender.
Add 1 tsp. of lemon juice and blend until smooth. Pour into ice cube trays.
Place in the freezer. The next day, simply pop the strawberry cubes out and place in a freezer bag.
Use these as ice in drinks for a cool summer treat. Add to your fruit smoothies.
How to Freeze Strawberry Popsicles!
Another idea is to make healthy popsicles for your kids.
After you have filled your trays and before they have frozen, cover with plastic wrap. Poke a popsicle stick through the wrap on each cube. (I need to get a picture for this as it is so easy)
Freeze and you have a nice cool treat that is healthy too. Don’t forget to label and date.
How to Freeze Strawberries
- Sugar (optional)
- Lemon juice (optional)
- Freezer bags/containers
- Small knife
- Blender (optional)
- Ice cube trays (optional)
- Wash and hull strawberries.
- Slice strawberries into halves.
- Sprinkle with sugar (1 part sugar to 6 parts fruit) if desired. Let sit until sugar dissolves.
- Place in freezer bags.
- Remove air, seal, and label.
As Ice Cubes
- Wash and hull strawberries.
- Place strawberries in blender.
- Add 1 tsp. lemon juice.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
- Remove frozen strawberry cubes and freeze in freezer bag.
Last Updated: 6/3/2021
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