How to Freeze Cantaloupe Or Watermelon (For Smoothies and Drinks)

-Cut a cantaloupe or watermelon into 1 inch chunks.

-Place the cantaloupe pieces on a lined baking tray (use parchment, plastic wrap, or wax paper).

-Place the tray into the freezer to quick freeze the cantaloupe.

-After pieces freeze solid, pack them into freezer bags or containers.

-To remove air from bags, try using a straw or vacuum sealer.

-Frozen cantaloupe is a terrific addition to iced teas or mineral water and creates flavorful smoothies and sorbet. You can also blend it to create traditional or virgin daiquiris or margaritas.

-For best quality, eat frozen cantaloupe and watermelon within 9 to 12 months.


How to Freeze Strawberries

-Gently wash and then pat strawberries dry.

-Take the tops off.

-If you have room in your freezer, lay the strawberries in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

-Put them in the freezer for 24 hours then fill and seal freezer bags with strawberries, making sure to take as much of the air out of the bag as you can.

-You can also skip putting them on a cookie sheet and just put them in plastic bags and freeze them that way.

-Frozen strawberries will keep for a year; they are delicious in smoothies, pies and as ice cream topping.

-If you don’t freeze them on a cookie sheet, they will stick together in the bag. To break them apart, run them briefly under hot water so that you can break them apart.