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How To Freeze Spinach for the Winter?

If you are growing more spinach than you manage to eat, there's a great way to preserve them for the colder season! Read on to find out how to freeze spinach and use them frozen months later.
Prep Time10 mins
Freezing Time:3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Freezer Ingredient
Cuisine: Ingredient
Keyword: Freezing Spinach, Frozen Spinach, How to Freeze Spinach?, How to Preserve Spinach?, What to do with Excess Spinach?
Yield: 200 g

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • Large Colander
  • Tongs
  • Freezer Friendly Ziplock Bag

Materials

  • 200 g spinach
  • a handful of ice cubes
  • boiling water

Instructions

  • Wash spinach, making sure you discard any wilted and brown leaves.
  • Fill a large bowl with cold water. Add a bunch of ice cubes to the water and set aside. You need your water to be ice cold.
  • Boil a kettle (about 3-4 l of water, so you may need to boil it a couple of times).
  • Add spinach to a large colander and place in a sink. Pour the boiling water over the spinach slowly, making sure to get all the spinach to wilt. Use more boiling water if needed. Leave the wilted spinach for 2 minutes.
  • Using tongs, place the wilted spinach into the bowl with ice water and chill for 3 minutes.
  • Drain the spinach. Using your hands form small balls of spinach squeezing any extra moisture out.
  • Lay the balls out on a chopping board or a baking tray in a single layer and pop them in a freezer for 2-3 hours. Once frozen, transfer to freezer-freindly ziplock bags.
  • Use within 4-5 months.