When local strawberries come into season in the summertime, their extraordinary flavor puts imported supermarket berries to shame. This recipe shows you how to prep these delicious berries for the freezer so that you... can enjoy their taste year-round, while giving you the ingredient list for summery slushies. The lemon juice and sugar enhance the “strawberry-ness” of the berries making this perfect fruity treat extra delicious, especially on a hot summer’s day.
How to freeze the strawberries: Hull the washed strawberries and pat dry. Arrange them in a single layer on a cookie sheet or small sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Pop the sheet into the freezer until the berries are frozen solid, about 90 minutes. At this point, you can roll them off the tray to use immediately, or you can transfer them to resealable bags and store in your freezer for future use.
In a blender, puree the frozen strawberries with the lemon juice and sugar until smooth. Drink immediately.