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You can enjoy local fruit for months by using this simple freezer method for freezing fresh berries. I use berries in smoothies and protein shakes, so I buy in bulk and freeze my own. Once you learn how to freeze fresh strawberries, you’ll want to stock up for later! It’s cheaper to freeze your own than buying bagged organic fruit and you’ll be supporting your local economy. Win. Win!
Every spring we love to stock up on farm fresh berries at Southern Belle Farm. We love picking strawberries for our favorite fresh strawberry pie and homemade strawberry jam. It’s also great to stock up on fresh, local berries for my favorite protein shakes and smoothies.
How To Freeze Fresh Strawberries
Rinse berries under cold water and remove stems.
Place on paper towels and allow to air dry for about 30 minutes.
Cover a large cookie sheet with wax paper and transfer berries to cookie sheet. Stand them on the flat end where the stem was removed. Make sure berries aren’t touching.
Freeze for 24 hours until berries are hard and individually frozen. Place into a freezer Ziploc bag and quickly place back into the freezer. They won’t stick together so that you can remove a few berries at a time. Now, you’ll have ripe summer strawberries for months to come for your favorite recipes!
Try these frozen berries in my favorite protein-packed frozen fruit ice cream.