Strawberries can be frozen so they can be stored and enjoyed throughout the year. Freezing strawberries will affect their texture but they will still be great for many uses, such as making jams, in pies, desserts, and as a sauce to top ice cream, cakes, waffles and pancakes.
There are several methods that can be used for freezing strawberries. Check out our All About Strawberries - Freezing Methods
to see the various methods to find which will work best for your needs. Before using any of the methods, see the tips below to ensure good quality frozen strawberries.
- Be sure to use only good quality strawberries. They should be fully ripe but still firm. Discard any bruised or spoiled berries.
- Clean the strawberries and do not hull until after cleaning. Do not allow strawberries to soak in water to avoid having them taken on excess moisture. If dry pack freezing, strawberries must be completely dry before freezing.
- Be sure to use airtight freezer safe containers. If using freezer bags, be sure to 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 strawberries freeze. Allow approximately 1/2 inch for pint size containers and 3/4 to 1 inch for quart size.
- Place the strawberries in the coldest part of the freezer to freeze as quickly as possible. Store berries for up to 1 year.