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How to Freeze Strawberries: The Ultimate Guide

Got a load of strawberries but not sure how to freeze them right? Here’s your quick guide on how to freeze strawberries the right way!

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How to Freeze Strawberries: The Ultimate Guide

How to Freeze Strawberries at home.

Red, juicy and so incredibly delicious- if you’re a strawberry lover (who isn’t?), you’re probably guilty of getting your hands on way too many of these on your weekly grocery run. I know I am! And if you’ve got a batch that’s dangerously on the verge of getting all mushy and limp, and you’re looking for a way to save them, you know freezing is your best bet.

Not sure how to freeze strawberries the right way?

I’ve got you covered right there! I’ve outlined this little post that goes right into the details of freezing this vitamin C-loaded, good-for-you snack so that you can use them later when they’re not in season.

Why you will love freezing Strawberries at home.

  • Only takes a few minutes
  • Reduces food waste
  • Save money
  • Easy healthy snack
  • Always have strawberries on hand.
Why Freeze Strawberries?

Freezing strawberries is an excellent way to enjoy them all throughout the year in all your culinary creations- even when they’re not in season. Plus, you’ll be buying them in a batch, which means they’re most likely to get you to save a few bucks as well.
What’s best is the fact that strawberries are the easiest fruits to freeze. You really don’t need a lot of kitchen time and equipment, and they can be frozen whole, halved, or even quartered.

How long does it take for strawberries to freeze?

This mainly depends on the size of your strawberries but generally strawberries will flash freeze in the freezer in about 1-2 hour and be completely frozen in 6-8 hours.

Will Freezing Strawberries Cause Them to Become Mushy?

No, they will not if you freeze them the right way. Always remember to wash the strawberries thoroughly under running water until they’re nice and clean, and then allow them to dry completely before you transfer them to freezer bags or containers.

Method #1: Freeze Sliced/Chopped Strawberries

Step 1: Label freezer bag with measured amount of strawberries (Optional) and expiration date. (Today’s date plus 6 months).

Step 2: Cover a baking sheet (with a lip) with parchment paper. This will keep your chopped strawberries from sticking and make it easy to transfer once frozen. 

Step 3: Wash strawberries then slice or dice strawberries to the preferred size.

Step 4: Place sliced/diced strawberries onto parchment paper and set a baking sheet with strawberries into the freeze for about 2 hours.Do not freeze too much longer than 2 hours otherwise strawberries may develope freezer burn.Strawberries will be mostly frozen with a couple spots that may still have to freeze completely. Don’t worry if they still have a little way to go. They will finish freezing in step 5. 

Step 5: Transfer Frozen strawberry slices into a freezer bag. Once strawberry slices are in freezer bag remove as much air as possible and seal.

Method #2: Freeze Fresh Strawberries Whole

Step 1: Label freezer bag with measured amount of strawberries (Optional) and expiration date. (Today’s date plus 6 months).

Step 2: Cover a baking sheet (with a lip) with parchment paper. This will keep your whole strawberries from sticking and make it easy to transfer once frozen. 

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Step 3: Wash strawberries.

Step 4: Place whole fresh strawberries onto parchment paper and set a baking sheet with strawberries into the freeze for about 2 hours.Do not freeze too much longer than 2 hours otherwise strawberries may develop freezer burn.Strawberries will be mostly frozen with a couple spots that may still have to freeze completely. Don’t worry if they still have a little way to go. They will finish freezing in step 5.  

Step 5: Transfer frozen strawberry slices into a freezer bag. Once strawberries are in freezer bag(s) remove as much air as possible and seal.

Tips & Tricks to Use the Frozen Strawberries

Looking for some inspiration to put those frozen strawberries to use? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Use a bag of frozen strawberries to whip up a batch of homemade strawberry jam.
  • Add a handful of frozen strawberries to your morning smoothie or make a classic strawberry milkshake.
  • Thaw and chop up some frozen strawberries and add them to your homemade muffins or even your bowl of overnight oats.
  • Use pureed frozen strawberries to make fillings for your pies and other baked goodies or add it to your strawberry cheesecake mixture.
  • Frozen strawberries can also be used to whip up some quick and delicious mocktails.

Loved how easy it was to freeze strawberries? Looking for some more help freezing other fruits and fresh produce? Here are some quick links to help you out.

2 Methods for Freezing Fresh Strawberries. 👇

How to Freeze Strawberries

Learn how to freeze fresh strawberries to enjoy all year. Seasonal ripe strawberries are so great to have on hand year round for baking, smoothies and so much more.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Freezing Strawberries, How to Freeze Fresh Strawberries, How to Freeze Strawberries

Equipment

  • Freezer Bags (Ziplock are my favorite)

Materials

  • Strawberries as many as you want to freeze

Instructions

Method #1: Freeze Sliced/Chopped Strawberries

  • Label freezer bag with measured amount of strawberries (Optional) and expiration date. (Today's date plus 6 months).
  • Cover a baking sheet (with a lip) with parchment paper. This will keep your chopped strawberries from sticking and make it easy to transfer once frozen. 
  • Wash strawberries then slice or dice strawberries to preferred size.
  • Place slicced/diced strawberries onto parchment paper and set a baking sheet with strawberries into the freeze for about 2 hours.
    Do not freeze too much longer than 2 hours otherwise strawberries may develope freezer burn.
    Strawberries will be mostly frozen with a couple spots that may still have to freeze completely. Don’t worry if they still have a little way to go. They will finish freezing in step 5. 
  • Transfer Frozen strawberry slices into a freezer bag. Once strawberry slices are in freezer bag remove as much air as possible and seal.

Method #2: Freeze Fresh Strawberries Whole

  • Label freezer bag with measured amount of strawberries (Optional) and expiration date. (Today's date plus 6 months).
  • Cover a baking sheet (with a lip) with parchment paper. This will keep your whole strawberries from sticking and make it easy to transfer once frozen. 
  • Wash strawberries.
  • Place whole fresh strawberries onto parchment paper and set a baking sheet with strawberries into the freeze for about 2 hours.
    Do not freeze too much longer than 2 hours otherwise strawberries may develop freezer burn.
    Strawberries will be mostly frozen with a couple spots that may still have to freeze completely. Don’t worry if they still have a little way to go. They will finish freezing in step 5.  
  • Transfer Frozen strawberry slices into a freezer bag. Once strawberries are in freezer bag(s) remove as much air as possible and seal.

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