How to properly freeze Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: The Kitchen Whisperer

When Brussels Sprouts are in season, follow my easy steps on how to properly freeze them for deliciousness all year round!

Learn how to properly freeze Brussels Sprouts
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  • 12 pounds fresh Brussel Sprouts off of the stalk
  • water
  • ice


  1. Place 6-8 cups of water in a large pot and bring to a rolling boil.
  2. While the water is heating up, clean out the outside of the sprouts of any bad leaves or bad spots. Do not remove the stems
  3. Make an ice bath in a separate bowl – 6 cups of water and 3 cups of ice. You want lots of ice!
  4. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a few sheets of paper towels.
  5. Once the water is boiling carefully put the sprouts in the water and boil for exactly 4 minutes.
  6. Using a large slotted spoon, scoop out the sprouts and place them directly in the ice water bath.
  7. Allow the sprouts to sit in the ice bath for 1 minute.
  8. Drain in a colander, shake any excess water and pour the sprouts on to the paper towel line pan. Using another paper towel, pat the sprouts dry.
  9. Once the sprouts are completely dry, place in a freezer safe bag and store in the freezer.
  10. These last ~10 months frozen
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