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A strainer full of fresh strawberries and a cutting board
Freezing Strawberries {How to Freeze Strawberries}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Freeze Time
3 hrs

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing strawberries to extend the harvest. You can freeze fresh strawberries without knowing any special kitchen skills (like canning).

Course: Canning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezing berries, Freezing strawberries, how to freeze strawberries
Calories: 49 kcal
Freezing Whole, Halved, or Sliced Strawberries
  1. Rinse your strawberries in colander/strainer.

  2. Remove the tops either with a strawberry corer, this multipurpose tool, or a sharp paring knife. Decide how you want to use your frozen berries - whole, halved, sliced, or macerated.

  3. Place a piece of parchment on a rimmed baking sheet and lay strawberries cut-side down on the tray. Use the space efficiently, but try not to let them touch too much.

  4. Optional: Lay another piece of parchment on top of the berries and top with an additional layer of berries. You can do up to three layers of berries on the same baking sheet before it becomes precarious.

  5. Allow the strawberries to freeze through and then transfer to a freezer-proof storage container.

  6. If you're using Ziploc-style bags, removing additional air out of the bag will keep your berries safe from freezer burn. Place a straw in the corner of a freezer bag and close the bag as tightly as possible. Suck the air out through the straw 1-2 times and quickly remove the straw and seal the bag.

How to Freeze Macerated Strawberries
  1. Slice your strawberries and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of sugar or honey per 2 pounds of strawberries.

  2. Allow the bowl to sit uncovered overnight in the fridge. Stir occasionally.

  3. Pour into quart-sized freezer bags (use the straw trick explained above) or wide-mouth canning jars leaving 1 inch of space between the top of the strawberries and the top of the jar. This will allow for the berries to expand while freezing without cracking your jars.

Nutrition Facts
Freezing Strawberries {How to Freeze Strawberries}
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 49 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.5g1%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 11.7g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7.4g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 122.9mg149%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.