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How to Freeze Herbs

How to freeze herbs so you can enjoy fresh herbs year round. Freezing herbs are easy to do with this simple trick.
Course Mixes and Seasonings
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Freeze Herbs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freeze - minimum or 4 hours, preferred to freeze overnight 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Author Eating on a Dime


  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Herbs Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Oregano, etc.
  • Ice Cube Tray


  • Make sure you that choose firm fresh herbs.
  • Clean the herbs thoroughly and pat dry.  Chop the herbs as you prefer.
  • Fill the ice cube compartments with the herbs approximately 2/3 of the way full.
  • Pour the olive oil into the compartments until the herbs are completely covered with the oil.
  • Place the ice cube tray in the freezer for 2-4 hours or overnight (which is preferred).
  • Remove the frozen herbs from the ice cube tray and place them into freezer bags labeled with the herb type.  Make sure to store the different types of herbs in different bags.
  • To Defrost: Place in the small bowl in the refrigerate until the olive oil defrosts.  Then the herbs are ready to use in your favorite recipes!