How To Freeze Kiwi Fruit?

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Kiwi fruit is a favorite fruit of everyone in my family. I mean who doesn’t like a juicy, delicious fruit with a sweet and sour taste? Today I will share top tips on How to Freeze Kiwi Fruit Correctly.

how to freeze kiwifruit

Why Preserve Kiwifruit?

You can have the taste of kiwi fruit all year round by freezing it in your freezer.

The best way to freeze kiwi slices or whole kiwis is to do so in a way that excludes air from any container or zip lock bag.

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How To Freeze Kiwi Fruit

Here are the steps for Freezing kiwi fruit the right way.

  1. Wash the kiwi fruit with water.
  2. Use a paper towel to pat the entire fruit dry.
  3. Peel and slice the kiwi fruit in half.
  4. Remove the flesh from the fruit. Place the kiwi fruit in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  5. Alternatively use sliced kiwi. Place them on parchment paper or a cookie sheet and allow the multiple slices to flash freeze for one hour before popping into a container.
  6. Label each kiwi fruit bag with the date and place it in the freezer.

How To Pick Kiwi Fruit To Freeze?

The best kiwifruit is to pick are the slightly soft ones because these have a higher content of sugar. If you buy hard kiwis that are not ripe, they may become mushy when you freeze them.

How To Store Kiwi Fruit?

The best way to store completely frozen kiwifruit is in its whole form, without cutting them.

If you need to cut the fruit, place the slices on a baking tray until frozen solid. This will help retain their taste and shape. Pop them into a bag once flash frozen.

TIP: If you want to store the skin from the peeled kiwis, place the peel directly into an airtight freezer bag or zip lock bag to avoid air exposure and keep it freezer safe.

How To Defrost Kiwi Fruit?

Now you know how to freeze kiwi fruit you can use one of the following methods to defrost your frozen fruit.

  • Take out of the freezer. Place the kiwis in a bowl and leave them on the kitchen counter for 2-3 hours. This method requires no special equipment.
  • Place the frozen fruit under warm running water for 45 seconds before placing them in a bowl. If you use this method, the frozen kiwi fruit will be thawed within 5 minutes or so.

How To Use Frozen Kiwi Fruit?

Frozen kiwis are perfect for making delicious smoothies and desserts. You can add them to your favorite fruit salad or smoothie recipe to make the most of them.

Freezing kiwis for salads, breakfasts, and desserts is a great idea.

  • You can add one cup of diced kiwi fruit to 3 cups of green leafy vegetables and toss well while adding olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper for taste.
  • Add some thawed kiwi fruit to your bowl of oatmeal or muesli before placing it in the microwave for two minutes. This will make your breakfast healthier and tastier at the same time.
  • Use kiwi slices to top up your pies or crumbles and pavlova desserts.
  • Mix diced frozen kiwi slices with other fruit such as frozen strawberries, plum, or pear puree for a tangy flavor. Add some oatmeal flakes to balance the sweet-and-sour taste and serve as a healthy dessert.
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Kiwi Fruit for Breakfast

  • Defrost frozen kiwifruit and mix it with granola, toasted coconut flakes, and honey for sweetness and texture.
  • Make strawberry and kiwifruit yogurt. It’s super tasty and a great breakfast option for kids.
  • Defrost frozen kiwi slices to make healthy smoothies crunchier and tastier.

Using Thawed Kiwi for Kiwi Fruit Sorbet

You can make frozen kiwi fruit sorbet by following these easy steps:

  1. Take out the fruit and add 1 tsp of lemon juice before blending the mixture in a blender for one minute.
  2. Add vanilla extract, honey, plus a few ice cubes. Blend the mixture to get a smooth sorbet texture.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

How To Make A Smoothie With Frozen Kiwi Fruit?

If you wish to freeze kiwi fruit for smoothies then you can freeze the whole kiwifruit with the kiwi’s skin or freeze just the pulp and seeds.

Add the frozen kiwi fruit to your favorite smoothie recipe and blend them with other ingredients before serving.

  • Blend ¼ cup water, half a banana, 1 tbsp honey, 2 kiwi fruit slices, and ice cubes in the blender until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Add one scoop of pineapple sherbet to the mixture before serving.

This recipe makes the best smoothies!

healthy kiwi smoothie summer recipe

FAQ’S

What Is A Kiwi Fruit?

Kiwi fruit, also known as Chinese gooseberry, is a popular fruit that originated in China. In the 1950s New Zealand brought this fruit to the international market. It is named kiwi fruit because the skin of the fruit is furry and looks similar to the New Zealand kiwi bird.

Can You Freeze Kiwifruit Skin?

The skin of whole kiwi fruit contains countless health benefits. It contains chlorophyll, which acts as a detoxifying agent in the body. The fruit helps to purify the blood by removing toxic materials from the body.

How Long Will Kiwi Fruit Stay Fresh In The Freezer?

If you freeze Kiwi it will retain the taste and nutrients for up to 12 months. However, you should note that exposure to air will reduce their shelf life, and so it’s best to try to use them within 6 months.

Kiwi fruit facts

How to Freeze a Kiwi Fruit

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Here are the steps to show you how to freeze kiwifruit

Materials

  • Ziplock Bags
  • Parchment Paper

Tools

  • Chopping Board
  • Knife

Instructions

  1. The first step is to wash the kiwi fruit with water.
  2. Use a paper towel to pat the entire fruit dry.
  3. Peel and slice the kiwi fruit in half.
  4. Remove the flesh from the fruit. Place the kiwi fruit in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  5. Alternatively use sliced kiwi. Place them on parchment paper or a cookie sheet and allow the multiple slices to flash freeze for one hour before popping into a container.
  6. Label each kiwi fruit bag with the date and place it in the freezer.

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Try Frozen Kiwi Slices or Kiwi Fruit Today!

Now, you know how to freeze kiwi fruit and defrost it. Try out one of the above suggestions and make this summer a healthy one! Let me know how you find freezing kiwi.

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