How to Freeze Whole Strawberries

How to Freeze Whole Strawberries

This time we are talking about strawberries frozen whole and below I will give you some useful tips that will change a lot your work in the kitchen, especially in terms of healthy and tasty desserts! For many years, after several tests with whole strawberries in the freezer, I gave up the idea - thawed strawberries get flabby, don't hold their texture, nor the intense color etc. But what if we had "partially thawed strawberries"? I use them in desserts or as a cake decoration 15-30 minutes before serving. They thaw easily, yet they still have texture, flavor and color. I successfully tested this method last year on blackberries and raspberries. This year I will freeze strawberries in the same way. They are wonderful as a final decoration on any tart or cake - I just take them straight from the freezer bags, and put them all half an hour before serving the dessert. Children appreciate them a lot, and not only children...

On the other hand, you can use them straight from the freezer all year round to make the simplest and most delicious Strawberry Ice Cream, Sugar-free jam, compote or any dessert with strawberry puree. But for this, I recommend the other method of freezing strawberries, as a puree or cut into pieces.


1 kg
choose whole strawberries, small or medium

Step by step


Wash well and hull the strawberries, don't keep them too long in the water so that they don't get saggy.

Place in a colander to drain well.


Then I sort them like this:

- I put the medium, small and whole strawberries on a kitchen towel (it absorbs the excess water) - they will go into the freezer

- the soft or the large ones, on a plate to eat immediately, fresh or in desserts

- some for jam, syrup etc. - if you make.


I then move the strawberries from the towel to a tray. I recommend lining the tray with cling or a plastic bag, so the strawberries won't get stuck to it after freezing.


Place the tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours or more.


After this time, move the strawberries in an airtight freezer bag, a practical way to store them.


I usually have a big bag, from which I take strawberries for desserts whenever and however much I need. I seal the bag again and put it back in the freezer.

But I also make small bags, with portions dedicated only to sugar-free jam or strawberry ice cream.


Take my advice and make some supplies and you will speak highly of me all year :)


Quantity: 1 kg
Prep time: 120 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
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