Can You Freeze Watermelon for Smoothies?
There is nothing quite so refreshing and healthy as a good smoothie made with fresh ingredients chilled from the fridge.
The natural question is then to ask if the ingredients can be frozen when they are in season to provide a supply for the rest of the year.
Surprisingly enough, even with its high water content, you can freeze it for smoothies.
The issue with freezing it, and why some people do not recommend freezing watermelon is because it tends to be mushy when thawed out.
While that isn’t attractive for eating it as a dessert, that should not be an issue with smoothies, because it’s going to be liquidized anyway.
It’s mushy because freezing creates small ice crystals in the fruit. These sharp crystals break up the internal cells of the watermelon and it loses its structural firmness. It will lose a little flavor, but not much.