We love strawberries!! When they come on sale every so often I’ll buy a few quarts and freeze them.
I remove the green tops, but you can leave them on if you like. (Update: I also wash the berries.)
I’m sure there are other methods of freezing and thawing them, but here’s how I do it.
Spread them out on a non-stick cookie sheet so they’re not touching each other and place the cookie sheet in the freezer. You can see my cookie sheet is well used. lol.
Once the strawberries are frozen simply toss them into a freezer bag and put them back in the freezer. Because they’re not frozen in a clump, you can thaw just a few at a time.
When you want to thaw some of the strawberries place them into a strainer…
and run warm water over them for about 8-10 seconds. It’s important that the water is hot but not too hot, and the time will vary depending on the size of the strawberries. Try just a few first to get the water temp and timing figured out. An easy and tasty way to judge is by eating one… or two… or three.
This thaws them just enough so they’re still firm, and they’re easily sliced or chopped up depending on how you’re using them. Also, If the green tops were left on they can now be easily removed.
They’re still a little frozen in the middle when eaten immediately, which I find very refreshing.
I’ll often have strawberries sliced over french vanilla ice cream. Sooo simple and sooo delicious.
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