If you find yourself with an abundance of fruit, freeze it for later.
Sometimes there are discounted or free bananas because they are over-ripe.
If you are given fruit, take it.
Fruit is so simple to freeze.
Peel and cut if needed.
Or just wash.
If you want to make sure the pieces don’t stick together, freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet for a couple hours.
Take out of the freezer and put into containers or freezer bags.
Bananas are super simple.
You can freeze them for a frozen treat or for baking.
For treats, you will want to peel and either leave whole or mash.
My daughter likes them left whole, but you can mash them until smooth and than scoop out like ice cream.
If you are planning to bake with them, you can peel and mash or you can just stick the whole banana in the freezer.
My mom peels and mashes. She measures and than freezes.
I just stick the unpeeled banana in a bag and into the freezer it goes.
To use, thaw out and snip off one end of the banana and squish out the banana.
What I like about doing it this way, is that the mashing is virtually unnecessary.
I have heard frozen grapes are good treats too.
I have not tried it, but it’s an idea worth trying.
Yes Ruth, frozen grapes straight out of the freezer make a great snack. Don't do it myself because I tend to eat too many. With banana you can also defrost slightly then put it in a blender with some cocoa or chocolate powder. Makes a super icecream.
Sherry Ellis said:
I've never frozen bananas. I may have to try that!
Jo, I will have to try that with the grapes. My daughter likes to pour chocolate syrup over her frozen bananas. I will have to try the cocoa idea. Thanks.
Sherry, you should. You won't be disappointed!
Lynn Proctor said:
hmmm i have never tried to freeze fruit–but now i will, thanks ruth 🙂
Lynn,It's nice so you can have fruit not in season later on.