Freezing raspberries is extremely simple. After trial and error I have come up with a simple method that works for me that is based on how I will be using them later on.
I simply take the raspberries, unwashed, and put them in a snack sized ziplock baggie. I get as much air out of the baggie as possible and seal it tightly. The filled snack baggies are then added to a gallon size freezer ziplock bag and labeled with the year.
Why Snack Size Bags?
I use snack bags because of the way I will be using them later on. I use the raspberries later for smoothies, sauces, and jellies. The small snack size bag is the perfect amount for making a smoothie (I chop the frozen raspberries up and add them without defrosting). If I need more for a sauce or jelly I simply defrost as many baggies as needed! Each baggie holds about 1/2 pint.
Individual Use Raspberries
Since I do not use the frozen raspberries for yogurts or cereal etc., there is no need to freeze them individually first and then add them to baggies. That just adds an extra unnecessary step based on how I will use them later on (Remember, I like to keep it simple!). However, if you want the option for using individual berries later on check out How to Freeze Raspberries Whole.
These are frozen raspberries in the process of being defrosted to make jelly with.
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