Jul 2, 2013

Can You Freeze Watermelon? YES! Here’s how…



It’s watermelon season!!!

Watermelon is summertime candy in our house.  But, unlike pretty much all other candy, it is high in Vitamin C and potassium!  Believe it or not, watermelons can freeze very well and can give you that summer reminder once the wind turns cold.

How to Freeze Watermelon Properly

1.  Remove the rind and as many seeds as you can.

2.  Cut up the watermelon into 1 inch chunks.

3.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the cubes of watermelon on the cookie sheet.

4.  Place in freezer until they harden.

5.  Remove from cookie sheet and transfer to plastic bags or other freezer containers.

Keep in mind that the texture of the watermelon WILL change after it’s frozen.

Some people have reported success with freezing the pieces on the cookie sheet, spraying them with water once the pieces are frozen, and then freezing it again on the cookie sheet before putting them in an air-tight bag (like a Food Saver).

You can eat the watermelon pieces frozen (works as a great healthy popsicle option!) or just partially thaw them before eating them.  They get super mushy if you let them thaw all the way.

If you’re not a fan of the texture-change of frozen watermelon, then you can always use your frozen watermelon to make drinks, smoothies, or watermelon sorbet!

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How to can OR freeze peaches!
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  1. watermelon salad are this summer´s *new thing* have you seen them on pinterest? I made a watermelon salad with feta cheese, fresh basil and salt & pepper….. sooooooooooo awesome 🙂

  2. That sounds amazing!!

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