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Frozen strawberries in a white bowl near a bowl of fresh strawberries: how to freeze strawberries

How to Freeze Strawberries

You can celebrate strawberry season all year long! By freezing your own strawberries, you’ll save money and you’ll always have high-quality berries on hand.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword freezing strawberries, how to freeze strawberries, strawberry season
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 lb. frozen strawberries
Author Charlotte Lamontagne


  • Baking sheet
  • Knife
  • Colander


  • 1 lb. strawberries or more, depending on how many you want to freeze


  • Clean the strawberries: Rinse the strawberries in a colander and pat dry with a paper towel.
    Strawberries washed in a colander
  • Cut off the leaves and stems: No need to keep these on when freezing.
    strawberries with tops cut off
  • Place strawberries on a baking sheet: Place berries in a single layer on a baking sheet in the freezer until frozen, which prevents the strawberries from sticking together.
    frozen strawberries and fresh strawberries in separate bowls
  • Transfer to a ziplock bag: Transfer to a baggie until ready to use in all your favorite recipes, like strawberry shortcake ice cream cake. Enjoy!


  • See notes above for tips on how to wash strawberries, and below for tips on how to store strawberries!