Yes, you’re freezing your fruit wrong. I was too. I’d chop them up, add the pieces to a Tupperware or bag and pop it into the freezer. Only to be met a few days later with a frozen fruit brick which requires either thawing or hacking away to pull out just what you need and make it small enough to blend.
Then it hit me, if I freeze them individually, they wont stick together when added to said Tupperware, they’d be individual loose frozen fruit cubes. Just like the ones you buy in the frozen food aisle. It’s ridiculously simple but it works and will make measuring out 1 cup of cubed fruit that much easier. If you freeze fruit to use in smoothies later, here’s how to do it the better way.
- Wash or peel them and cut them into chunks.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper (or use a Silpat mat) and place the fruit in an even layer. You can separate different fruit or mix them.
- Freeze for a few hours till solid.
- Remove from freezer and pack into Tupperware or freezer bags.
It’s that simple, but the result will give you perfectly frozen fruit you can pop straight into a blender and blend, instead of a clump you have to hack at.
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.