February 13, 2014
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Did you know that you can freeze berries?
Freezing berries is something that I have been doing for years now. Those extra berries that are on the verge of being too ripe? I freeze them. There is an amazing sale at the grocery store, but you usually think it will be too much to eat at the moment, right? I freeze my extras. By freezing berries during their peak season, you can enjoy them all throughout the year! You can freeze them whole, or you can freeze sliced berries. Either way works the same.
I used to be guilty of throwing away those last fruits that had been forgotten at the back of the fridge. Freezing berries was one of the ways I found that saved my fruit from being thrown out, and in turn saved me money. Every time you end up throwing fruit out, you are essentially throwing your money into the trash.
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So next time it’s the dead of winter, and you find yourself wanting blueberry muffins but blueberries aren’t in season anymore, check your freezer stash!
Frozen berries can be used in many recipes; pancakes, muffins, smoothies, and cookies. My daughter especially enjoys using the various frozen fruits in our freezer to make frozen yogurt shapes.
MOM Tip: Try to get all of the air out of the freezer-safe bag in order to prevent freezer burn.
Freezing Berries Step-by-Step
- Berries of choice; blueberries and strawberries shown above
- Baking sheet
- Freezer-safe bag or container
- Permanent marker
- Wash and dry your berries completely.
- Place the berries on a baking sheet.
- Put the baking sheet in the freezer and allow them to fully freeze for about 2 hours.
- Place the berries into the freezer-safe bag or container.
- Use a permanent marker to label the bag or container.
- When you’re ready to use the berries, take out desired amount and add to your recipe.
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