How to freeze berries

I have been reading lots of posts about how to freeze berries. When you think of the extra cost to buy them fresh when they are not in season, this becomes a great idea. Right now most berries are at a low price. So this would be a great time to buy some and freeze them until you need them. You can freeze all kinds of fruit, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, mangos, papayas, there is no limit. Try some of my easy recipes and find some that are great with blueberries,  and here is a great article on 9 reasons you should be eating more blueberries.

 

Flash Freeze Your Berries Now

Here is how you can flash freeze them and then wrap them up to freeze them until later.

Rinse off your berries and let them dry in the colander.  Place the berries on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place them in the freezer for about 20 minutes. That is called flash freezing.

Next place the berries into a freezer safe zip lock bag.  This saves a lot of space in the freezer.   That’s it. Easy Peasy.

Now that you have some frozen berries, what can you do with them? That’s easy, put them in smoothies. Use them for pancakes. Freeze them in ice cube trays and put them in your drinks for a pretty display. You can use them in cupcakes or any dessert. Now that you know, go busy some berries and freeze them for later.

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Red White and Blue Fruit Salad a perfect patriotic appetizer for 4th of July

Three mason jars of peach and blueberry cobbler

Do you freeze berries and what are your best tips?

Leave me a comment and let me know of the types of things you like to freeze to save money.

If you like these recipes find some of my other dessert recipes below:

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3 Comments

  1. I do freeze lot of fruit and that is exactly how I do it. They always turn out great and don't stick together in the bag:)
    My recent post Blueberry Crumble Cake

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