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I have been given three watermellons this week, and there is no way we will be able to eat them before they go bad. Can they be frozen, and if so how?
 

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Part of my watermelon was frozen because my fridge was too cold and I had to throw it out so I don't think it would work to freeze one. Maybe a neighbor would like one?
 

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You can freeze watermelon - dice it up and freeze it. However, you don't want to thaw it and eat it, it will be mushy. Use it in smoothies. it's yummy. Try this:<br><br>
3 cups frozen watermelon cubes<br>
1/2 cup yogurt<br>
8 strawberries (fresh or frozen)<br><br>
Puree. Add a little juice if necessary to get it blending.
 

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Yep, I de-seed mine, dice it up, and freeze it in medium-sized freezer zip-lock bags. And I agree, it's not good to eat plain when it's frozen, cause it has so much water in it that it's sort of like an ice cube. But, I take it out of the freezer, thaw it a little in the microwave gently, or just on the kitchen counter in a bowl, and put it in the blender all by itself! It makes a delicious healthy drink. I actually pour it into a pretty wine glass and enjoy it by itself. It comes out like a slushy yummy sweet treat. However, you could add a little rum to make watermelon daquiris. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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OHmygoodness, I almost forgot!!!!<br><br>
You can make watermelon popsicles!!! Just cut watermelon in chunks, throw in blender, blend till smooth (or so), and pour into popsicle moulds!!! That's the only way my toddler's eating fruit right now. So, thank goodness for popsicle moulds.
 

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I have a lot of frozen watermelon in my freezer right now. Is your watermelon seedless? If not, you might want to mash it through a colander to get the seeds out, then freeze the pulp in ice cube trays or other containers.<br><br>
Here is my watermelon slushie recipe:<br><br>
1 1/2 c. watermelon<br>
juice of a lime or two<br>
water to thin to desired consistency.<br><br>
This is very kid friendly! Sweet without added sugar, bright red color, very slushy! The lime helps brighten and intensify the flavor a bit.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Thanks for the great tips everyone. I'm glad to know there is hope for these mellons<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My husband put a whole watermelon in our freezer once to get it cold faster and forgot about it. We took it out and thawed it and it was a mushy mess. I would have answered like Oklahoma Mama if I hadn't gotten my hands on a great watermelon/raspberry popcicle recipe. I'll have to dig it out but it turned out great. Now I'm convinced it can and should be frozen if you aren't going to get to it.
 
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