Sunday, August 14, 2011

How to Freeze Berries

You will need:
"ziploc" freezer bags (or vaccuum sealer)
a pan or tray that will fit in your freezer
strainer or colander

1. Start with fresh berries

2. Wash the berries ( DO NOT WASH Blueberries) Washing blueberries before freezing causing thicker, tougher skin - wash them when you take them out of the freezer to use

3. Let sit in Colander for 10 minutes to drain all excess water

4. Put them on a pan in a single layer and freeze them - leave overnight

5. Bag the berries.  Remember to write the date in permanent marker on the bag before you put the berries in.  If you have a vaccuum sealer use it (it's the best way) if not, then simply put berries into Ziploc freezer bags, insert a straw, zip the bag almost shut use the straw to suck out the air and then close. 

When you take the berries out to thaw and use simply thaw in refrigerator overnight.