Whether your favorite is watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew, you can freeze melon to use up to six months later. Melons contain a lot of water and once cut, they must be stored in the refrigerator, where they will keep for up to three days. If you want to keep the fruit for a longer, you need to use the right techniques to freeze it properly.
Things You'll Need
Wash the melons and pat them dry with a clean towel.
Slice the melons in half using a long, sharp knife. Remove seeds from the center of each half and cut off the entire rind.
Place the hollowed-out melons, with their rinds removed, face down on a cutting board.
Slice the melons into even slices horizontally than vertically to create chunks of melon.
Place the melon chunks on a cookie sheet in a single layer and place in the freezer for 6 to 12 hours.
Remove the melons from the freezer and place and layer the frozen melon chunks in a plastic container, with each layer separated by a sheet of wax paper.
Place the container in the freezer.
If you want to make melon balls, use a melon baller to scoop out the melon instead of cutting the whole fruit up. Freeze the melon balls in the same manner as the chunks.
References and ResourcesClemson Cooperative Extension: Freezing Fruits, Step by Step
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources: Cantaloupe: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy
National Gardening Association: Into the Kitchen: Squash and Melons
Still Tasty: Watermelon -- Fresh, Raw, Whole