How to Freeze Herbs

Freezing fresh herbs is the best way to keep your winter dishes flavorful and colorful. Here's pro tips for how to freeze herbs picked from your herb garden.

  • 1 Hour
  • Novice
  • Freezer bags
  • Scissors
  • Cutting Board
  • Strainer or Salad Spinner
  • Food processor (optional)
  • Knife
  • Bowl

7 steps on 'How to Freeze Herbs'

  1. Harvest herbs

    Harvest herbs

    Using scissors, cut and harvest the herbs down the stem.

  2. Wash the herbs

    Wash the herbs

    Dunk the freshly cut herbs in cold water. Swish them around to clean them thoroughly.

  3. Dry the herbs

    Dry the herbs

    Shake the herbs out to dry them as much as possible. Alternatively, you can use a salad spinner to dry the herbs.

  4. Separate leaves from stem

    Separate leaves from stem

    Remove the leaves from the main stem, leaving only herbs on smaller stems.

  5. Chop the herbs

    Chop the herbs

    Use a knife to chop the herbs. You can also use a food processor, but do not over process the herbs. You want bigger pieces, not a paste.

  6. Place herbs in freezer bags

    Place herbs in freezer bags

    Put your chopped herbs into freezer bags. Press the bags flat before sealing and be sure to label them.

  7. Store in freezer

    Store in freezer

    Store your herbs in the freezer. They should last a good 6 months.