Easy Freeze

StrawberryPicking

We have begun a new family tradition that every spring we make the trek into the Texas Hill Country to go strawberry picking. My 3-year-old had a blast this year – and let’s be honest, he ate most of what he picked. But, I tried my best to wrangle the sweet berries out of his little hands before he could pop them in his mouth.

We often pick so many pounds that you just can’t eat them fast enough before they turn bad. So I figured out the best way to freeze strawberries and they will keep for several months to enjoy long after berry season has passed.

Strawberries

Rinse berries in a colander // Cut stems // Place berries upside down on a baking sheet // Freeze overnight
Pop all the frozen berries into a Ziploc freezer bag for storage!

{Hint: Line your baking sheet with wax paper before placing the berries. This protects it from getting stained.}

Now that September is here and fall is coming into full motion, I can pull the strawberries out of the freezer and use them in holiday dishes, desserts or a good ol’ Texas margarita (sugar on the rim for me, please!)