How To: Freeze Peaches

freezing peaches

It’s peach season! You can see all the little fruit stands on the side of the road selling peaches. I love this time of year. It’s almost fall time. I love when the weather starts to cool down, and leaves fall from the trees.
My mom and I split a 24 pound box of peaches, and froze them the other day. It is quite easy and now we can enjoy our peaches all year long. I am thinking we might have to get another box, so we can enjoy them even longer. It was super tempting to eat the peaches while getting them all ready. We ended up with really big, juicy peaches, just like I like them.

1st thing you need to do is fill your sink with luke warm water and wash all the fuzzy and dirt off the peaches.
2nd thing is you need to cut a slight X in the bottom of the peaches. This makes it so much easier to peel the skins off. The skins pretty much peel right off.

cut peaches3rd thing is get a big pot full of water boiling on the stove. Place about 4-5 peaches at a time in the boiling water. Boil them for 2 minutes for each batch.
4th thing remove from the boiling water and place in an ice water bath. This will cool them down and stop the cooking process.
5th thing peel the skins off, pull the pit out the peaches.

peels off6th thing slice the peaches, and place in freezer Glad bags. Mark the bags with Peaches and the date you processed them.
7th thing place the peaches all in the freezer, and enjoy!

ready to freezeHow easy is that! This is a great way to build up your food storage as well. You can use these frozen peaches in salads, smoothies, milk shakes, you name it!