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How To Freeze Strawberries

An easy, step by step guide for freezing strawberries that work well for blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and more.

Strawberries from Farmers Market

How To Freeze Strawberries

Yay or Nay?
An easy, step by step guide for freezing strawberries that works well for blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and more.
PREP: 20 mins
TOTAL: 20 mins


  • 1 Large Strainer
  • 1 Cookie Sheet


  • Buy the most delicious, ripe strawberries you can find from your local farmers.
    Farmers Market Strawberries
  • Gently rinse all of the berries in a large strainer. (You may need to do this in rounds.)
    berries in strainer
  • Carefully remove the stems from each precious little berry. This is time consuming but all in all it only took me about 10 minutes for 8 quarts. It’s worth it, I promise.
    stemless strawberries
  • Working in batches, lay the berries out on a cookie baking sheet in a single layer. Pat the berries dry with paper towel and freeze for 1 hour until firm. This step helps prevent the berries from sticking together in one large clumb when you place them in a plastic bag.
    strawberries on cookie sheet
  • Place the partially frozen berries in a resealable plastic bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
    strawberries in ziploc bag

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Here are a few delicious ideas for your frozen berries:

French Toast with Warm Berry Compote
Strawberry Ginger Smoothie
Buckwheat Banana Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

Your fork (or straw) is waiting.


Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.


    1. They will be harder to keep from clumping primarily because slicing them will allow the juices to flow out of the berries but it can’t hurt to give it a shot!

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