The peaches have been wonderful this year. They’re sweet, succulent and overall, plain delicious! They’re like candy.
Even better, my nine month old son is in love with them. He loves peaches. And I love ANY food that he loves. I’ve learned that skill over the past few months!
With this in mind, I decided it was time to freeze some peaches. We don’t have a ton of room in our freezer, so I couldn’t freeze a flat of them or anything like that. But, there is certainly enough room for a few.
Freezing peaches is not quite as simple as slicing them and sticking them into a bag. I’ve tried that and I found out that they just stick together in a clump or hard-to-use peach mass.
Fortunately, freezing peaches is not difficult. It takes one or two steps and you’ll have delicious fresh frozen peaches for the long peach-less months ahead.
Blanch Your Peaches
First, you need to blanch your peaches. Boil a pot of water and put your washed peaches into the boiling pot of water. I left mine in for about 90 seconds.
Cool Your Peaches
To cool them quickly, put them into an ice bath. Use tongs to transfer the peaches from boiling water to the ice bath.
Peel the Peaches
At this point, your peaches should be cool enough to handle and you can slip the skins off of them. It’s really that simple.
Slice and Tray-Freeze
Slice up your peaches and lay them on a tray. I lined my tray with parchment paper, but this is not necessary. You can put your peach slices directly on a pan if that works for you. Freeze the peaches. This should take about 3 hours. I left mine in overnight.
Bag Your Peaches
Pack your frozen peach slices into plastic bags. Make sure you label them bags! Hide them in your freezer in a place where you’ll find them with glee in the middle of winter!