3 different ways to freeze strawberries including one easy lazy way.
Course: Side Dish
Freezer Containers or Bags
Wax Paper or Silicone Sheet Pan Liner
1/2cup Sugar(if using sugar)
For All Methods
Hull strawberries and wash to remove any dirt.
Place on a towel or paper towel lined cookie sheet with space between each berry and let drain.
Method 1 Freezing Strawberries without Sticking Together
Once your berries are on the towel lined cookie sheet let them sit until dry, a couple of hours.
Once the berries are dry transfer them to a wax paper or silicone lined cookie sheet. Make sure the strawberries are not touching.
Place the cookie sheet with berries on it in the freezer and freeze for 1-2 hours until berries are frozen and hard.
Transfer frozen berries into a freezer container or zipper freezer bag. Label and place in the freezer.
Method 2 The Easy Way to Freeze Strawberries
Take the strawberries that have been drained on the towel lined cookie sheet and place them loosely into a freezer container or zipper freezer bag.
Label the bag and place in the freezer.
Method 3 Freezing Strawberries with Sugar (great for strawberry shortcake)
Once your strawberries are drained. Cut them in half or in slices and place them into a bowl.
For every quart of strawberries, sprinkle 1/2 cup a sugar on top.
Stir the sugar to coat the berries and let sit a minute or two. Until some juices form.
Scoop berries and juice into a freezer container.
Label and place in the freezer.
To use berries...You can use the strawberries from frozen or thaw them.With the individually frozen strawberries are great for smoothies or in recipes that call for whole berries.The easy frozen berries are great when you need a bunch of strawberries at one time or a cup or two. You can squeeze the freezer container to break them up into smaller amounts and then thaw. Or thaw the whole container.The berries with sugar added are great for strawberry shortcake any time of the year. Just thaw, stir, and serve over shortcake or even ice cream.
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