Storing strawberries is possible and simple. You can choose to put them in the freezer whole or in the form of juice. We explain how to do it
Strawberries, what a passion. A fruit with extraordinary properties, which we will be able to find on the market stalls for a few days. But do you know that you can eat them all year round? Just freeze them!
They are one of the most loved fruits by young and old. There are many recipes based on strawberries, from desserts to risottos. Their presence in the markets, respecting the seasonality, lasts a few weeks. If we don't want to give up eating them genuinely all year round, now is the time to roll up our sleeves and stock up.
Storing strawberries is possible and simple. You can choose to put them in the freezer whole or in the form of juice. We explain how to do it.
Freeze the strawberries
The simplest way to preserve strawberries is definitely to freeze them. Just wash them thoroughly, preferably with bicarbonate to remove even most of the pesticide residues, remove the green part and place them in a bag to freeze. Alternatively, it is possible to freeze them already cut.
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Here are the step by step instructions to freeze them:
- Gently wash the strawberries, also using the baking soda
- Spread on an absorbent cloth and allow to air dry or pat them with a second towel
- Discard the stem and the part immediately below it
- Once dry, place in the freezer on a baking sheet or otherwise flat
- As soon as they are completely frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer container.
Frozen strawberries should be eaten within a year.
Freeze the strawberry juice
If you want to keep the strawberry juice homemade (preferably with an extractor), you can freeze it in single-portion cubes. Just use those for ice. In this way you will always have this tasty juice available, which can also be used to prepare a tasty one rice with strawberries!
To learn more, read also: How to preserve strawberries: tricks and infallible recipes to enjoy them all year round
To learn more, also read all our articles on strawberries.
- How to grow strawberries from the fruit
- How and why to make dehydrated strawberries to have them available all year round
- Strawberries, why you should be wary of those that come from Spain (especially if they are first fruits)
- How to grow strawberries: the mini-guide