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Have you ever wanted to enjoy the flavourful fruit that you enjoyed during the peak season when it’s winter and everything comes from a greenhouse or another country?
Using this no-fuss was to freeze strawberries is easy and allows you to grab a little or a lot whenever you want. It’s also a great way to support your local farmers and fresh market vendors.
When you freeze your strawberries, they can be easily used in our strawberry-related recipes, such as our Sugar-Free Strawberry Cheesecake, our Sugar-Free Strawberry Cheesecake squares, and our Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake. Frozen strawberries are also perfect for making a sugar-free strawberry sauce.
In this post, I will provide a list of supplies needed when freezing strawberries, links to purchase products if needed, step-by-step instructions on how to freeze strawberries and tips on freezing other fruit as well.
For us diabetics, the perfect way to control the amount of sugar in frozen fruit is to do it yourself. Every year I love to freeze strawberries. I can use them to make sauces, in recipes, make jam in January, smoothies or just to have a bowl of strawberries with ice cream. You can buy frozen strawberries in the supermarket, but I don’t find they have good flavour or sweetness, like the ones I freeze on my own. Just try it once and you won’t go back.
What you will need to do our no-fuss way to freeze strawberries.
Steps to no-fuss way to freeze strawberries
Freezing doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. This is the no-hassle way.
- Wash the strawberries.
- Remove the stem using s strawberry huller.
- Place strawberries on a baking sheet (make sure it will fit in your freezer)
- Freeze strawberries overnight.
- Remove from the freezer. Tap the bottom of the baking sheet.
- Place the strawberries into a large-sized Ziploc freezer bag.
- Label the bag of frozen strawberries, with the date of freezing.
Fantastic Strawberry Recipes
VOILA. Frozen Strawberries.
Since they are in a large bag and they are loose, you can just take out the amount you need for a recipe. It’s so simple.
Freezing other berries
This no-fuss way to freeze strawberries can be used on any berry that freezes well. Berries such as
- raspberries. ( just remove the stem)
- Cherries (pit the cherries before freezing)
Always remember to wash all fruit before freezing.
All freeze incredibly well.
Many fruits such as apples, peaches, nectarines and plums can all be frozen this way. Just remove the skin (oranges) and slice and freeze on the baking tray. For freezing apples, peaches, plums and nectarines, remove the core or pit before freezing. Spritz with a little long juice before freezing to retain the colour and make sure you remove the air from the freezer bag.
For tips pon how to remove the skin of the fruit, such as peaches and nectarines, check out our post on Sugar-Free Peach Cobbler
The texture of fruit after freezing
.When you freeze strawberries and then take them out of the freezer, that them in a bowl. They will not maintain their shape, The strawberries will be soft and juicy, but they are perfect for sauces and toppings or enjoyed on their own. They are also great for adding to recipes, yogurt, and smoothies. And the best part is “No sugar”
Sweetening fruit before freezing
If you would like to sweeten the fruit before freezing you can easily do that before you freeze them. For freezing the strawberries just add 2 additional steps to the process.
1- Line the baking sheet with wax paper or aluminum foil before placing the fruit on the baking sheet.
2- When the fruit is on the baking sheet, sprinkle a little Splenda over the fruit and let sit about 10 minutes before placing it in the freezer.
- You can also do the same procedure with sugar, but if you want to remain diabetic-friendly it is preferred to use a freezer, compatible sweetener.
- We have found that Splenda tends to work the best for freezing.
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