How to Freeze Strawberries, Plus Tips for Proper Thawing

Freezing strawberries is a simple way to preserve their freshness and flavor for later use. Here's how to freeze strawberries, along with tips for proper thawing:

Preparation: Start by washing the strawberries thoroughly under cold running water. Remove the stems and any blemishes or bruised spots

Drying: Pat the strawberries dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towels to remove excess moisture.

Freezing Whole: Arrange the strawberries in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze the strawberries until they are firm, usually for about 1-2 hours.

Packing: Once the strawberries are frozen, transfer them to airtight freezer bags or containers. Label the bags with the date and store them in the freezer for up to 6-12 months.

Thawing: To thaw frozen strawberries, transfer them to the refrigerator and let them thaw overnight. You can also thaw them quickly by placing them in a bowl of cold water for about 30 minutes.

Avoid thawing strawberries at room temperature, as this can cause them to become mushy. Once thawed, use the strawberries in your favorite recipes or enjoy them as a healthy snack.