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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.