Frozen berry compote

It is believed that frozen berries, fruits and vegetables do not carry any benefit in themselves, but this is far from being the case. It is proved that the frozen gifts of nature are almost as good as their fresh counterparts. Berry season flies quickly, so many people freeze the fruit for the winter. Of these, you can make an incredibly delicious compote!

The best way to store berries is quick freezing. With simple freezing, there is a gradual cooling: from 0 degrees to -5, and then from -5 to-18. And with fast freezing, the product is affected by a shock temperature of -40 degrees, due to which all nutrients remain intact. But besides the benefits, the berries must be tasty, for this you need to follow a number of rules:

  • too juicy berries are best laid out on a tray in an even layer and freeze, and after that, put them in containers or bags;
  • rotten and overripe fruits can not be frozen !;
  • immediately before freezing the berries should be thoroughly rinsed in water and dried;
  • it is better to pick freshly picked fruit for freezing;
  • leaves, seeds and stems must be removed before freezing.

Compote of frozen berries: how to cook?

But how to store such products? Berries, the skin of which differs in density (cherry, currant, mountain ash), it is better to immediately freeze in bags or containers. To ensure the safety of the benefits will help freeze with sugar. For this, the berries should be laid out in layers, each of which should be sprinkled with a small amount of sugar.

Easily deformable and overly fragile fruits are easier to grind into mashed potatoes, pour sugar in there, add a little lemon juice, pour into containers and freeze in this form.

Sweet cherries, red currants and grapes do not freeze well; they lose their taste and become fresh in this process. If the freezing procedure was observed correctly, then the shelf life of such products ranges from 8 months to a year, everything depends on the type of berries.

Recipes for delicious frozen berry compote

Sometimes in the winter, you want so much compote from fresh berries, but bad luck - their season has long passed. In this case, an excellent solution to the problem will be the preparation of compote from frozen berries, because the taste and healthy qualities are almost the same as the one made from fresh fruits.

Blueberry Drink - Vitamin Boom

Frozen Blueberry Compote

Composition:

  • Water (see the number of berries taken)
  • Lemon - 1 pc.
  • Sugar - to taste
  • Frozen blueberries - to taste

Cooking:

  1. Pour water into the pot and set it on fire.
  2. Rinse lemon thoroughly and cut into 4 parts.
  3. As soon as the water begins to boil, sugar should be poured into it and stirred until it is completely dissolved.
  4. After that, you need to put lemon and blueberry in the water, cook for 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and remove the lemon.
  5. Now the compote must be brewed for 20 minutes and can be poured into glasses!
  6. Drink this compote can be both cold and hot, especially delicious to do it with homemade cakes - instead of tea!

Berry Mix

Compote of frozen berries: the first recipe

Composition:

  • Raspberry - 150 g
  • Black currant - 150 g
  • Red currant - 150 g
  • Water
  • Sugar - to taste

Cooking:

  1. Put a pot of water on fire, bring it to a boil.
  2. Berries, without defrosting, throw in boiling water.
  3. Boil everything to a maximum of fire until the water boils, then the fire must be reduced to medium and add sugar.
  4. After the sugar is completely dissolved, the compote should be cooked for another 5 minutes and can be removed from the heat.
  5. Now the pot should be covered with a lid and left for half an hour to infuse.

Strawberry compote

Frozen Berry Compote: Recipe Two

Composition:

  • Cherry - 150 g
  • Red currant - 150 g
  • Strawberry - 150 g
  • Water - 2 l
  • Sugar - to taste

Cooking:

  1. Wash the frozen berries, pour into a saucepan, add water and put on the fire.
  2. After the water boils, compote must be boiled for about 7 more minutes, then strain and add sugar.
  3. When the compote is a little cool, you can drink it right away!

Cherry flavored drink

Cherry Frozen Fruit Compote

Composition:

  • Frozen cherry - 0.5 kg
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp.
  • Water - 3 L

Cooking:

  1. To start the berries must be shifted to an enamel pan.
  2. Then pour water into the pan and put it on the fire.
  3. After boiling, you need to pour the sugar there and cook until it is completely dissolved.

Frozen Currant Compote

Composition:

  • Frozen black currant - 0.5 kg
  • Sugar - 200 g
  • Water - 1 l

Cooking:

  1. Thaw berries and rinse in a colander.
  2. Pour the water into the pot and put on the fire.
  3. After the water boils, you need to shift the currants into it, pour in the sugar and cook for no more than 5 minutes.
  4. After the compote is infused, it can be served!

Compote from frozen cherries and currants

For this compote you can take not only black currant, but also red currant, but it is not so fragrant compared to the first. Red currant compote will have to be further flavored with dried fruit or spices, for example, prunes or cinnamon.

Compote from frozen cherries and currants

Composition:

  • Frozen currants - 0.5 kg
  • Water - 2.5 L
  • Sugar - to taste
  • Frozen Cherry - 200 g
  • Twigs and leaves of black currant bush - to taste

Cooking:

  1. Boil water in a saucepan, put berries in it, and along with them twigs and currant leaves, because they contain more vitamin C than the fruits themselves.
  2. Then you need to add sugar, mix everything and hold on low heat for 3 minutes.

Compote of frozen berries will appeal to both children and adults! It is delicious, aromatic, reminiscent of a hot summer and perfectly quenches thirst. If you decide to make such a drink for a small child, replace sugar with fructose. In this case, the compote will be even more useful.

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