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How to Freeze Cherries

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Start With Fresh, Ripe Cherries
Cherries in the Rain
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The best way to keep the sweet taste of fresh summer cherries around for later in the year is to freeze them. Luckily, it's super easy to freeze cherries at home.

Besides keeping that cherry taste around a bit longer, though frozen cherries are also a delicious, magically cooling snack, especially on sweltering summer days. Eat them straight out of the freezer for a quick and delicious cooling sensation.

Frozen cherries are also perfect to throw into smoothies and, perhaps best of all, they can be added to baked goods just like fresh cherries can, no defrosting needed.

Start with ripe cherries. Rinse them and pat them dry.

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