How to Freeze Watermelon



Watermelons are at an all time low price of $3.00 for a seedless melon.  In Florida at this time of the year there are people selling watermelons on every corner.  We have found the secret to buying sweet melons.  Only purchase one and take home for a taste test.  If its only okay tasting then we try another corner selling melons but if it is super sweet and just about the best we have ever tasted then we go back (with in a few hours)  and buy 5 or 6 at a time.  So that is what happened and now I have a load of super sweet watermelons. 

Freezing watermelon is simple and if done properly then the melons will taste great when thawed.  This is how I freeze watermelons.


For a fast summer treat I use an ice cream scoop and make large melon balls, stick a Popsicle stick in the ball, put in freezer on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.  After the balls freeze I transfer to a freezer bag. 

Watermelon Popsicles are only good for a short time in the freezer .Over time the watermelon will loose its texture when stored in this way.  I only freeze enough for a few weeks of snacks.  Kids love this cold treat and I love that it is only fruit no extras added. An easy treat to have on hand to serve by the pool in the summer.

For longer frozen storage

Cut watermelon into large chunks
Mix 1/2 cup sugar to 1/2 gallon water to make a syrup
Place chunks in quart size freezer bag
Pour enough of the prepared syrup in bag to cover watermelon chunks
Remove excess air from bag and close
Place bags of watermelon on sheet tray in freezer (this help them to freeze flat)

To serve frozen watermelon

Remove from freezer and place in fridge to thaw
Before serving pour out syrup
Syrup can be used to flavor tea or to infuse water  (remember it contains sugar)


The texture is not the same as a fresh melon but in the winter when melons are expensive or not available it is nice to open up the freezer and take out a bag of watermelon. Its like taking a bag of summertime out of your freezer.







17 comments:

  1. I WILL be trying this. I never thought it possible to freeze watermelon, but your method makes sense. Pinned!

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    1. Thank u for the pin Read your blog on making the dry erase board What a great idea for summer travel

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  2. We used to do this all the time. They are wonderful. Cantaloupe, honeydew and seedless grapes are wonderful too.

    Yael from home Garden Diggers

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    1. I have never Thought of freezing grapes I will have to try that when the grapes are ready to be picked in late August

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  3. Love the idea of watermelon pops! ;0)

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  4. I didn't know you could freeze watermelon in syrup like this! Thanks for sharing your tip.

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    1. Your welcome and thanks for the read

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  5. I had never heard of freezing watermelon. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I am going to make some watermelon pops with my 99 cent watermelons.

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    1. Less than a dollar for a melon I would have a freezer full Hope you enjoy some frozen pops

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  6. Wow I had no idea you could do this!

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  7. My son LOVES watermelon but we've never tried freezing them so thanks for the idea! And you are so clever when it comes to finding the best watermelon in town. Will try that next time!
    Thanks for sharing this at the Whatever Wednesday Blog hop! Definitely pinning this!

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  8. This sounds great! My grandkids would get a kick out of those watermelon pops - thanks for the idea!

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    1. My grand kids really do love them and so healthy

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  9. totally cool! I love this idea and will definitely give it a try.

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  10. Never knew this!! I'm headed to the store now and will have to try this. THANKS!! Thanks for linking up at My Favorite Things Saturday!!

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  11. This will be great for those hot summer days, thanks for sharing - this post was featured on our From the Farm blog hop!

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