It’s watermelon season, and today I want to discuss how to freeze watermelon. You could be wondering why would you ever want to freeze watermelon, but there are so many uses for frozen watermelon and it beats throwing it in the compost when you can’t eat it fast enough!
In prime watermelon season, the watermelons are HUGE! As a family of 3, it is very difficult to eat an entire watermelon before it starts to turn. Buying a whole watermelon is cheaper than buying precut from the grocery store so by freezing it we are taking advantage of the entire fruit.
If you have an abundance of watermelon or you grow your own, freezing is a great way to preserve watermelon to enjoy in the out-of-season months.
There are so many ways to use frozen watermelon. Once frozen watermelon does take on a bit of a grainy texture so eating it thawed on its own isn’t our favourite way.
We like to enjoy frozen watermelon in smoothies, as ice cubes, in cocktails (hello watermelon margaritas), and make watermelon sorbet.
Freezing watermelon is very easy. Unlike freezing green beans or other vegetables, there is no blanching involved. Just thinking of blanching watermelon sounds weird.
All you need are a few items from your kitchen and you are ready to freeze watermelon, and save money!
Save even more money by checking out my other freezing posts. You can freeze a lot more than you think!
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