How to Freeze Strawberries

With Strawberry season in full swing in some areas, it’s a great time to freeze spring’s crimson berries to enjoy through the rest of the year. But if you don’t freeze the berries quickly enough, they turn into a weeping pile of mush when you defrost them. This week over at PBS I post some tips on freezing strawberries properly (or any food for that matter) along with a recipe for a strawberry maple smoothie.

  • dan

     Hello Marc,

     Do we need to wash the strawberries BEFORE we freeze them ? Thanks

    • Marc Matsumoto

      Yes absolutely, washing them after freezing will be much harder.

  • mi im

    To freeze strawberries do you have to use strawberries?  And do you have to put them in the freezer?  thanks

  • tantowi

    hi marc ! can we use this technique for another fruits like mango, pineapple, etc ??

    • Marc Matsumoto

      Pineapple should work, mango won’t freeze well if it’s very ripe as it doesn’t have much structure.


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