It’s Time to Buy a Crazy Amount of Well•Pict Berries
Truly. This isn’t an attempt to move berries (if you’ve tasted one, you know Well•Pict Berries strawberries sell themselves), we’re just trying to help you out. Our strawberries are currently at their peak volume, peak ripeness, peak deliciousness, peak everything-ness. It can be tempting to only buy one of our 100% recyclable clamshells at a time. Nobody wants decrepit, mooshy berries cluttering up the fridge. But, even if one package is enough to last you the week, buy a few extra clamshells and freeze those ruby jewels inside for later. That way, you won’t miss out on the inarguable awesomeness of a peak-season strawberry. Wondering how best to get those berries shivering? We’ve got you covered…
- After rinsing under a cool spray of water, gently blot the berries dry and slice the cap off at the top.
- Place the capped berries cut-side down on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper, and place uncovered in the freezer for a minimum of six hours.
- Transfer your frozen berries to a freezer bag or freeze-proof container.
Frozen berries can be stored this way for several months!
The best way to thaw berries depends on how you want to use them. Using them to top yogurt or cereal or as a snack? Let them thaw to just before fully defrosted. Leaving them a touch frozen ensures they keep their shape and don’t get too mushy (and the mushy guys are still delicious, just a bit messy for snacking). Using them for recipes? Go ahead and thaw all the way, since retaining the shape won’t matter.
And don’t forget all the different delicious ways to use frozen berries: smoothies, sorbets, cocktails, and so many more. We’ll get you up and running with this great list of 23 frozen-strawberry recipes from Num’s the Word.
And don’t forget to bookmark our Berry Care page, and check it out anytime you have a “berry” important question!
Image: Strawberries in colander and being sliced