If you find fresh strawberries for a great price during these spring and summer months, here’s an effective way to freeze them:
After washing and cutting the tops off your fresh strawberries, put them in ice cube trays [cup cake tins work too] and stick them in the freezer for a few hours. When they’re frozen, put the berries in a freezer container [a plastic bag or a rigid container works] to store long-term.
This will help them freeze individually before you put them in a freezer container. If you freeze them all together in a bag after washing and cutting them, they tend to stick together.
You can also lay them out on a cookie sheet or a platter [not touching each other] and freeze them that way. The point is that they don’t touch while they’re freezing so you have individual frozen strawberries!
Strawberries freeze without losing quality for about 8-12 months.
Read an effective way to freeze grapes.