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Can you freeze watermelon?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pamperedape, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. pamperedape

    pamperedape Member

    A friend is asking and I have never though of it!!
    Aug 16, 2007
  2. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

    I know you can cut a "plug" out of the rind, pour in a bottle of vodka, re-plug it, and freeze it. It makes watermelon slushies.

    I've seen it in bagged frozen fruit salad, but I don't think it recovers well after thawing.
    Aug 16, 2007
  3. letscook04

    letscook04 Senior Member Gold Member

    That sounds good!!:p
    Aug 16, 2007
  4. kmschroll2001

    kmschroll2001 Member

    I think it gets really mushy when defrosted. But it does work well if you freeze it and make watermelon margaritas.
    Aug 16, 2007
  5. jrstephens

    jrstephens Legend Member

    We put ours in the freezer to get it cold before we eat it and if I forget to take it out it does not taste good once it has frozen.

    I do cut mine up and put it in the fridge and it will last for around a week in there.
    Aug 16, 2007
  6. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

    I am going to hijack this a bit, but it reminded me since we are on the subject of watermelon...

    I was watching one of the home shopping channels and I am always intereted when they have cookware or knives or what have you on..well, one night I actually taped it because there was a chef on who was demoing her line of knives. She did a demo on cutting a watermelon...cut the ends of the melon off, like feet, (like we are to do w/ pineapple) set the melon upright, and take your santoku and slice down the rind, like slicing a pineapple. It was ingenious! Let me tell you, we have had more watermelon this summer than we've ever had because it is SO easy to do!!!! No more melon balls! Once the rind is cut off, just cut down the middle and slice up! Try it! It's great!
    Aug 16, 2007
  7. Darcia

    Darcia Member

    Yes, you can freeze watermelon. I freeze watermelon and place in my juicer with the 'Blank" attachment and have watermelon sorbet. You could probably blend it to get sorbet as well.
    Aug 16, 2007
  8. DebbieSAChef

    DebbieSAChef Senior Member


    Aguas Frescas are the best!!!

    I freeze watermelon to put in this recipe! It's so delicious!! My family loves it and it's so much cheaper to make your own than to buy it!

    Agua de Sandia

    2 cups diced seedless watermelon, with rind removed
    6 cups water
    1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)

    Place one cup diced watermelon in blender, along with two cups of the water. Blend until liquified. Pour into a pitcher. Place remaining cup of watermelon in blender, along with two more cups water. Blend thoroughly and pour into pitcher. Add remaining two cups of water and sugar. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Chill thoroughly before serving. Pour into tall, ice-filled glasses and serve. If using frozen watermelon you don't have to wait so long to chill it before serving. It's usually very cold and yummy!!

    Debbie :D
    Aug 16, 2007
  9. ltkacz

    ltkacz Guest

    There is a spa that I go to

    That freezes watermellon into ice cube pieces, and they puts it in the water - in place of lemon. It's so darn good.
    Aug 17, 2007
  10. Joyful

    Joyful Guest

    When we were in China adopting our daughter, they had watermelon juice in the restauraunts for breakfast. Yummy! When we got home we tried it by throwing it in the blender. Works like a charm! Not frozen, but good nevertheless. It could probably be frozen after blending too.
    Aug 17, 2007
  11. cwinter474

    cwinter474 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Off topic, and this is a OLD post, but how do you tell if a watermelon is ripe? I never can seem to pick a good one.
    Jul 28, 2009
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