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    • OrkneyStar
    • By OrkneyStar 29th Jan 10, 10:03 AM
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    I have a raspberry cake recipe where you just chuck a handful of frozen raspberries in...it does not go mushy.
    Why don't you google frozen strawberry ideas- loads will come up!
    • MILLYMOLLY
    • By MILLYMOLLY 3rd May 10, 6:55 PM
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    Strawberries
    I've got loads of strawberries, reduced, can i freeze them.
    Just made strawberry muffins and a fruit salad.
    Has anyone got any other suggestions.
    Thanks
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 3rd May 10, 7:03 PM
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    Hi MILLYMOLLY,

    Yes you can freeze them, but once defrosted their texture will change and they will be more watery, and mushy and nothing like fresh ones would be. They are still good to use from frozen in jam, smoothies, baking etc but won't be particularly good on their own.

    These threads may help:

    What to do with a glut of strawberries?

    Freezing Strawberries

    I'll add your thread to the first link later to keep the suggestions together.

    Pink
    • babyshoes
    • By babyshoes 3rd May 10, 9:11 PM
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    Jam!

    Smoothies, fruit pie, ice cream etc

    Or, just eat them with loads of fresh cream. Yummy!
    • gailey
    • By gailey 21st Jun 10, 7:17 AM
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    Help over picked strawberries
    Got far too many yesterday with kids still have whole tub full but problem is we off on hols today no time to cook.

    Would it be ok to wash, cut and freeze then defrost and make jam when get back.

    last time I froze strawberries they went to mush.
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    • Gigervamp
    • By Gigervamp 21st Jun 10, 8:10 AM
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    Strawberries don't freeze well as you discovered, but if you're going away, you might as well freeze them and try making jam with them when you come back.
  • sarahsarah
    You could freeze them then use them for smoothies straight from the freezer when you are back..
    • jollymummy
    • By jollymummy 21st Jun 10, 11:06 AM
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    My Mum used to freeze them when we were kids (a long time ago) and then we'd have strawberry crumble in December

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  • Soubrette
    They will go to mush but that won't matter in jam

    I freeze alpine strawberries and last year made some lovely strawberry icecream out of them.

    Sou
    • Phudge
    • By Phudge 21st Jun 10, 11:50 AM
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    I would just quickly blitz them , then push them through a sieve to make strawberry coulis. That freezes perfectly - just defrost it in the fridge when you are ready, give it a little stir and it will be lovely!
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    • Tealady
    • By Tealady 21st Jun 10, 1:04 PM
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    i would freeze them on skewers and then eat them frozen like an ice lolly. They are yummy and healthy as well
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 21st Jun 10, 8:07 PM
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    Got far too many yesterday with kids still have whole tub full but problem is we off on hols today no time to cook.

    Would it be ok to wash, cut and freeze then defrost and make jam when get back.

    last time I froze strawberries they went to mush.
    Originally posted by gailey
    They will go to mush - they have a high water content which expands as it freezes and ruptures the cell walls

    I'd freeze them and make into smoothies - yum!

    As this has fallen from the front page of OS, I'll add it to the existing thread on freezing strawberries, to give you more ideas.
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    • Fruball
    • By Fruball 18th Nov 11, 9:36 PM
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    Freezing strawberries.... Help please
    I managed to get 5 tubs of whoopsied strawberries today from Mr M and want to make them into jam.

    Can I freeze them for a few days until I have time to make it or will it ruin the texture of the jam?

    Thanks
    • tulip12
    • By tulip12 18th Nov 11, 10:04 PM
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    lucky you. I always do this and have'nt had any problems at all.

    I also buy supermarket frozen fruit to make a coulis to go with plain yogurt which is really nice.

    hth
    • babyshoes
    • By babyshoes 18th Nov 11, 10:39 PM
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    We have made jam from frozen strawberries and raspberries from the PYO farm - it is actually better than using old fruit which has been knocking around the fridge until you make them into jam to stop them going off, as freezing seems to keep the 'fresh' taste, and it comes through in the jam.
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 19th Nov 11, 4:34 AM
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    Hiya

    I'll add this to our main thread.... Freezing Strawberries
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    • Fruball
    • By Fruball 19th Nov 11, 3:26 PM
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    Great!

    Thats a relief - didn't want them to go to waste.

    Thank you
    • Jane2112
    • By Jane2112 4th May 12, 8:50 PM
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    Freezing strawberries
    HI,

    Whilst there seems to be plenty of strawberries at the moment I thought I would have a go at freezing them. Trouble is, I am not sure how to.
    What does everyone else do?

    Thanks in advance.

    Jane
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 4th May 12, 9:13 PM
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    Hi Jane,

    They freeze well but go very mushy once defrosted so are really only useful for smoothies, baking or adding to pies, ice cream etc.

    We have an earlier thread with lots of advice:

    Freezing Strawberries

    I'll add your thread to that one later to keep the replies together.

    Pink
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 4th May 12, 9:17 PM
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    They freeze well but go very mushy once defrosted so are really only useful for smoothies, baking or adding to pies, ice cream etc.
    Originally posted by Pink-winged
    Smoothies are the way to go - they save you from having to add ice. Otherwise compote with other berries and icing sugar.
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