IQF: How to Flash Freeze Foods at Home

Plastic bags with different frozen vegetables in refrigerator
Ready to Eat and IQF Foods – How Does Individual Quick-Freezing Work?
March 2, 2021
Closeup of frozen asparagus bean pods and cherry tomatoes with strawberries: frozen food concept.
Can Buying IQF Foods Help Save the Planet?
March 23, 2021
Woman taking container with frozen cauliflower cabbage from refrigerator

Believe it or not, there’s an art to the flash freeze food freezing method!

Plastic bags and containers with different frozen vegetables on white marble table in kitchen

The most common thing to do when you don’t want items to go bad is to store them in the freezer, but that doesn’t always preserve the food’s quality and isn’t the healthiest option.

A safer and healthier option to store your food is with the flash freeze method. This way, you extend the shelf-life and still receive all of the nutrients whenever you decide to indulge.

But how exactly does this technique work, and is it convenient for the everyday person? Keep on reading to learn more about flash freezing food and how you can use it in your own home.

What Is Flash Freezing?

Flash freezing involves storing food once it’s been frozen individually. In other words, it’s a quick chill method that helps keep food moist and fresh long after it’s been frozen.

What Can You Flash Freeze?

While this is a great technique, it’s not suitable for everything!

Several foods can benefit from this, and generally, it’s safe to freeze fruits, meats, baked goods, and even doughs. Through this technique, your items can stay fresh for up to one year in your freezer.

Now that you know what it is let’s dive into how you can do it yourself!

Prep Items

It’s a relatively simple process that requires a few steps.

First, you’ll need to prep your food by making sure that it’s thoroughly washed. Then you can

separate it into your desired portions. It’s best to keep them small to get a true flash freeze.

Next, lay your food on top of a tray and once you’ve organized the servings, make sure that there’s enough space between them. It’s crucial that the food isn’t overlapping because that would ruin the entire process.

Then, place your tray in the freezer until everything is completely frozen.


After your food is frozen, it’s time to secure and store it.

You can do this in two ways by using freezer wrap or freezer bags for this step. Whichever you decide to use, make sure to properly label your items so that you know what it is months later. Now you can safely store your food in the freezer and enjoy an authentic individual quick-freezing experience.

Containers with deep frozen vegetables in refrigerator

Fresh Food in a Flash

With the flash freeze process, you save your food and money by following a few easy steps!

Long gone are the days of throwing your food in a container to store or simply throwing it in a freezer bag and forgetting about it. Flash freezing provides a safer and much more effective alternative. Now, after your food is sealed and stored, you can have access to some of your favorites at any time without worrying about spoiling.

The flash freeze method is as simple as freezing, storing, and enjoying!

Are you interested in learning more about individually quick-frozen foods? Then contact us today to learn more about them and how we can provide you with the best.

//bugherd code (function (d, t) { var bh = d.createElement(t), s = d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0]; bh.type = 'text/javascript'; bh.src = ''; s.parentNode.insertBefore(bh, s); })(document, 'script'); piAId = '639861'; piCId = '15947'; piHostname = ''; (function() { function async_load(){ var s = document.createElement('script'); s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://pi' : 'http://cdn') + ''; var c = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; c.parentNode.insertBefore(s, c); } if(window.attachEvent) { window.attachEvent('onload', async_load); } else { window.addEventListener('load', async_load, false); } })();