There are several methods that can be used for freezing rhubarb. Determining which method to use will depend on end use and personal preference. The tips listed below will be helpful no matter what method of freezing rhubarb you are using.
- Be sure to use only fresh, good quality rhubarb. They should be fresh looking, crisp, and blemish free. If the stalks are fibrous, be sure to remove the stringy fibers.
- Clean the rhubarb thoroughly and cut into the size pieces need for your Rhubarb recipe.
- Be sure to use airtight freezer safe containers. If using freezer bags, remove as much air from the bag as possible before sealing.
- Allow enough headspace in the freezing containers or bags to allow for expansion when the rhubarb freezes. Allow approximately 1/2 inch for pint size containers and 3/4 to 1 inch for quart size.
- Place the rhubarb in the coldest part of the freezer so it will freeze as quickly as possible. Store for up to 9 months.