Strawberries - Freeze-Dried For Extracts & Baking (Retail)



Strawberry extract is ready in just 8 weeks. See the recipe below.

Best Price: $4.39/oz when you order an 8oz pouch.
Product: 100% Sliced strawberries. No additives. 
Type: Freeze Dried
Packaging: Pouched/sealed with O2 absorber. Not vacuum sealed.
Quality: Strawberry slices. May be broken and include crumbs.
Extract Taste: A rich, concentrated, sweet and bold strawberry. 
Minimum Order: 4oz 
Best extract spirit: Visit our spirit pairing guide to see what is best for fruit extracts.
Fruit, spice, cinnamon, cacao, coffee and mocha extracts don't require a full year to make like vanilla extracts do. These are a wonderful extracts to make in the spring and summer months before the fall holiday season. They are also a perfect gift to make for the holidays, Easter, Mother's Day, 4th of July, wedding and baby showers and much more. They can be used in any recipe in place of - or blended with - the vanilla extract called for in the recipe. 

Here is a recipe that makes roughly 4-8oz of strawberry extract: 
  1. Add 1oz of broken/crumbled freeze-dried fruit into a glass jar, 8oz or larger.
    1. It may be necessary to break and crumble your freeze-dried fruit to make sure it fits into the jar and also to ensure that the spirit covers it entirely. Most people prefer using crumbled fruit pieces so the spirit has more surface area contact with the fruit for faster extraction.  
  2. Add 8oz of your favorite spirit. Light spirits are recommended.
    1. Some of the fruit pieces may float and that is OK. 
  3. We recommended adding 1 whole vanilla bean to the jar, folded or tied in a knot to ensure it is fully submerged. Set it on top of the fruit.
    1. The vanilla works as a binder to both soften the bite of the spirit and blend the spirit and the fruit together beautifully. 
    2. This is another great extract that also pairs well with 1 or 2 broken cinnamon sticks for an added kick of flavor.
  4. Close the lid and store in a cool/dark place for 8 weeks. The fruit will often turn to a dark brown color, and that is just fine. 
  5. After 8 weeks, pour the extract through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the fruit chunks, crumbs and particles and to firmly press out the extract from the fruit. 
  6. IMPORTANT NOTE: Keep in mind that freeze-dried fruit will act like a sponge. It will absorb a lot of the alcohol. So you will need to spend some time pressing every ounce of extract liquid from the fruit through the strainer, like you would press a sponge. Even then, you will notice that you may only have 4-6 ounces of finished extract after starting with 8oz of alcohol, and that is OK. 
  7. For a double-fold, extremely sweet taste, repeat the steps above a second time, but make sure you top off the alcohol after the first extraction so you begin your second extraction with 8 full ounces of spirit. Just like the first extraction, the second extraction may only yield 4-6oz of finished extract that will be extremely sweet. 
  8. Keep the vanilla bean in the jar as long as you wish, or until it is no longer submerged. Then remove it to make vanilla powder, vanilla sugar or to start a mother jar

Once you make your first extract, you will find that there are countless other extract-making applications and your journey into the extract-making world begins. Visit our extract-recipe center and our vanilla extract how-to guide center to learn valuable information to make sure each extract turns out great! 

Other uses of freeze-dried fruits:

  • Healthy snacks
  • Trail mix
  • Garnish on frostings/pastries
  • Fruit smoothy 
  • Added in cereal
  • And much more. 

Store vacuum sealed or in a ziplock back with air pressed out. Unopened, shelf life is at least one year. Store in a cool/dark place. 

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MoonBabe Olivia
Bursting with Berry Brilliance

Crafting extracts with these vibrant red gems has become a regular ritual, adding a burst of berry brilliance to my creations. Whether infusing the essence into strawberry muffins, blending it into a luscious strawberry glaze for cakes, or simply stirring it into yogurt for a quick treat, the versatility of freeze-dried strawberries knows no bounds. The intense flavor concentration ensures that each dish gets a generous dose of strawberry goodness, making these freeze-dried delights a must-have for any berry enthusiast's pantry. Elevate your recipes with the vibrant and tangy essence of freeze-dried strawberries, bringing a touch of summer to every bite.