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How To Freeze Watermelon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Ligia Lugo


  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Melon baller
  • Knife


  • Watermelon


  • Remove the watermelon rind, and cut the watermelon into cubes.
  • Remove all of the seeds. You can remove the seeds with chopsticks, toothpicks, or the tip of your knife.
  • Place the watermelon cubes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure your watermelon cubes are not touching each other or they will stick together.
  • Place the tray in the freezer and freeze for 2-4 hours or until firm.
  • Store the cubed watermelon in a freezer-friendly container.



If you do not want to remove seeds, then you can get a seedless watermelon. Always choose ripe watermelons – those that are fully colored and with juicy flesh. Avoid watermelons with dark spots on them.
Instead of cutting watermelon into cubes, you can use the melon baller to create small balls. This is a great option when you have a seedless watermelon. Always line your baking sheet with parchment paper, as it makes removing the frozen pieces easier. This is very important if you slice your watermelon into thinner pieces.
You can also puree the watermelon and pour it into ice cube trays. Once frozen you will get perfect portions.
How long to store? The watermelon can be stored in a freezer for 9 to 12 months.