My Name Is Snickerdoodle: How To Flash Freeze Strawberries


How To Flash Freeze Strawberries

Recently my family went to our local strawberry patch and picked the most delicious strawberries.  And when I say local, I mean it's on a farm about an hour away.  It's completely worth going because the drive is gorgeous and the atmosphere is divine!
How To Flash Freeze your Strawberries.  Use this method for your morning smoothies!  |
We went last year so I knew to expect some great strawberries.  It rained the night before so the fields were really muddy.  There were still some super ripe and beautiful strawberries though (big and small!).  We didn't get as many as I would have liked but, still enough to eat and then fill two full gallon size freezer bags.  Last year I made freezer jam which I still might end up doing.  I just don't have the time right now to do it.  I am finally done recovering from surgery and my middle child JUST broke his leg.  More about those two incredible stories later!  
So we could either keep eating on the strawberries until our stomachs hurt OR I could freeze them.  I learned the hard way years ago how NOT to freeze individual items like fresh cut fruit (or cookie dough).  Everything ended up in a large frozen clump and I couldn't get anything apart.  I quickly got familiar with the term flash freeze and it will change the way you freeze your foods. 

One of the meanings of flash freeze is to individually freeze food, typically spread out onto a plate or baking sheet, and only half freeze it.  Then, placing it into a freezer bag or container to finish the full freezing process.  This method helps keep ice crystals from forming and freezing the food together.
It's super helpful when you only need to pull out a small portion and thaw it out.  This would be great if you make your own smoothies!

How to perfectly freeze your strawberries to use later in smoothies!  |
How to flash freeze strawberries:

Step 1.  Wash and hull the strawberries.
Step 2.  Place the strawberries on some paper towels and gently dry off.
Step 3.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.  Make sure the baking sheet will fit inside your freezer.
Step 4.  Place the strawberries on the sheet in a single layer.  
Here is the 'how to' on freezing your strawberries so they don't all clump together!  Use this fast method to freeze fresh strawberries for your smoothies!  |
Step 5.  Put strawberries in the freezer and chill for 1 - 1 1/2 hours. 
Step 6.  Strawberries will be frozen on the outside and still soft on the inside.  
Step 7.  Place strawberries in a gallon size freezer bag or container and return to the freezer. 
Step 8.  Keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.  

Here is the 'how to' on freezing your strawberries so they don't all clump together!  Use this fast method to freeze fresh strawberries for your smoothies!  |
You could use your frozen strawberries to make these recipes!
Check out these recipes!  
18 Sweet and delicious recipes using fresh strawberries!  From drinks, to salads to desserts!  |
This post is linked up at - Lovely Little Link Party, The Creative Exchange, The Weekend Re-Treat, Friday Find, The Creative Collection, Link Party Palooza, The Party Bunch, Totally Talented Tuesdays,


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. When cold food items, the actual Reynolds Handi-Vac Sealer is really a must-have application for the kitchen area. Pertaining to help make ahead dishes, snacks, sauces, bread as well as cookies, the new as well as tasty style involving our food items happens by way of every time. more information