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.

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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.