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How to Freeze Oranges

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield 1
Category Tips
Cuisine N/A


Capture the wonderful flavors of citrus season with this test kitchen-approved method for freezing oranges.


  • 1 orange


How to Freeze Orange Segments

  • Peel orange and remove as much of the white pith as possible.
  • Using the segments as a guide, peel orange into quarters.
  • Place orange quarters in a resealable freezer bag, remove air, and seal.
  • Place bag in freezer and freeze until ready to use.
  • When ready to use, remove desired orange segments from freezer and let thaw 20–30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Divide each quarter into individual segments and use as needed.

How to Freeze Orange Zest

  • Zest orange using a microplane and transfer zest to an airtight container fitted with a lid.
  • Transfer container to freezer, fluff zest with a fork after 2 hours, then keep in freezer until needed.
  • When ready to use, no need to thaw, just measure out how much you need and return to freezer.

How to Freeze Orange Juicee

  • Juice orange using preferred juicing method. Strain juice through a fine-mesh strainer (optional), then pour into ice cube trays.
  • Transfer trays to freezer and freeze until solid.
  • Remove frozen cubes from trays and transfer to resealable freezer bags, seal, and store in freezer until needed.
  • When ready to use, remove cubes as needed and thaw


This method can be used for all types of citrus including grapefruit, lemons and limes. 


Serving: 1orangeCalories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFiber: 4.5gSugar: 17g
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