There is nothing better on a cold winter’s day than reaching into your freezer for some strawberries! Let them defrost and serve them with yogurt or sliced on your cereal. Bake a pound cake and serve with the berries and a dollop of whipped cream for a trip back to the summer.
Strawberries freeze really well! Here is how to keep them at peak freshness in your freezer:
- Lightly rinse the berries in cold clean water. This well rinse off any sand or straw.
- Hull the berries. A tomato corer does a great job (much better than a strawberry huller!). You do this after rinsing so that water doesn’t get lodged in the berry in the hole left after hulling.
- Dry well and set berries onto a baking sheet that will fit in your freezer. Make sure they are not touching. Put the sheet in the freezer.
- Once frozen, you can store the hard berries in a zippered plastic bag in the freezer or if you have a Foodsaver, this is a great time to use it.
Because you have individually frozen the berries, you will be able to easily remove the quantity you wish and put the rest back into the freezer.