Money Saving Tips: Easy Way to Freeze Strawberries

June 18, 2014 3 Comments | Disclosure


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I love strawberries! I get a little excited when they are in season because the quality improves and the prices drop. When you find fresh strawberries for a great price during these spring and summer months, you can stock up your fridge and your freezer. (This tip comes in handy to help fresh strawberries stay fresh longer.) We’ve shared lots of recipes that use strawberries (see below) and you can freeze some for later too! Frozen strawberries are great for smoothies.

Here’s an effective way to freeze strawberries:

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.

I like to make freezer jam with cheap strawberries too. Homemade is the best!

More Strawberry Recipes:

Read about an effective way to freeze grapes.

See more money saving tips.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the tip. Does this also help them not to lose their texture? I find that everytime I have frozen srawberries, they are mushy when they are thawed.

  2. Beth, I just use this trick because it helps me freeze the strawberries without them clumping up together. Sadly, they are still mushy when thawed, but I mostly use them for fresh fruit smoothies, so it makes no difference to me :)

  3. Genius! I don’t have freezer space for big trays but I do have lots of ice cube trays left from making baby food. :)
    Seems this would work for any fruit cut up or even berries. Even if it was a couple in each cube you would only have small clusters and not big clumps.

    Thanks!

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