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5 from 3 votes

How to Freeze Strawberries

The best way to freeze strawberries is the simplest and easiest.  And I learned it all from my Italian Aunt!  All you need are strawberries, a little lemon juice, some sugar and a couple of jars! 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to freeze strawberries, The easiest way to freeze strawberries
Servings: 4 jars
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries (make sure they are firm, ripe and free of blemishes)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3-4 medium jars (washed and dried, with tight fitting lids)

Instructions

  • Wash the jars in hot soapy water, rinse well and dry.
  • If the strawberries are already quite clean, then place them in a colander and rinse them under cold water, place them (single layer) on a dry clean tea towel and gently dry.  Then hull and slice or chop depending on your preference.
  • If the strawberries are not very clean (eg. just picked or it just rained and they have some dirt on them)  then fill a large bowl with cool water, add the strawberries and move them around until they are clean. Remove the strawberries and place them (single layer) on a dry clean tea towel and gently dry. Then hull and slice or chop depending on your preference.
  • Place the sliced or chopped strawberries in a large bowl, sprinkle with lemon juice and sugar.  Gently toss together.  Spoon into the clean jars, leaving approximately one inch (2 centimeters) free space between the strawberries and the top.  Then place jars in the freezer.  Will keep up to a year.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 135.5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.9mg