Blanching Vegetables, step 2
As soon as the recommended blanching time elapses, pull the vegetable basket out of the boiling water and plunge it into cold water (60°F or colder) for the same length of time as you blanched them.
Blanching Vegetables, step 3
Drain the vegetables thoroughly after cooling—extra moisture ruins the produce in the freezer.
For more information of freezing your harvest, incuding blanching times for vegetables suitable for freezing, see our Guide to Freezing.