How to Make and Freeze Smoothies

Our household blender gets a mighty workout around here, spending most of its time whirling fresh and frozen fruits, leafy greens, kefir, yogurt, nuts, seeds, and grains into frothy nourishment. Often, the result is more smoothie than can reasonably be consumed in one sitting. In the past, I’ve poured any extra into pop molds to be enjoyed as frozen treats, but lately, I’ve taken to storing leftovers so they can be enjoyed as smoothies a second time around. Here’s how to make and freeze smoothies:

How to Make and Freeze Smoothies / Mom's Kitchen Handbook

Pour leftover smoothie directly from the blender pitcher into a standard ice cube tray.

Make and Freeze Smoothies

Store in the freezer until solid all the way through. Remove tray from the freezer and run warm water over the bottom so you can dislodge the cubes. Store cubes in a freezer bag until ready to use.

Make and freeze smoothies

When the mood for a smoothie strikes, pop out 8 cubes for one cup’s worth, put them in a glass jar with a lid, and leave them on the counter for a little over an hour. Give the jar (lid on, please) a vigorous shake to blend the smoothie again. You can expedite the process a bit by throwing it back in the blender, if you like.

Make and Freeze Smoothie

It will be (practically) as good as it was the first go round.

If you’re looking for smoothie inspiration, click here and scroll down to Smoothies and Shakes.

And if you want to take it all a step further, check out these make-ahead smoothie kits.

Comments

09.22.2014 at 8:12 PM #

Nikki

I do this same thing but I put the frozen cubes in a cup in the fridge before bed and in the morning they are defrosted enough to be stirred up and still icy.

09.22.2014 at 8:12 PM #

katiemorford

Thanks Nikki. I’ll try that way too.

09.23.2014 at 6:10 AM #

Carolyn

Brilliant! I love this simple tip! I am going to share on my Facebook page and do it myself!!

09.23.2014 at 6:10 AM #

katiemorford

Appreciate that Carolyn.

09.23.2014 at 7:04 AM #

StephanieD

Thank you for this simple tip. I’ve also made extra smoothie into Popsicles.

09.23.2014 at 7:04 AM #

katiemorford

My children have been known to eat leftover smoothie pops for breakfast 🙂

09.23.2014 at 9:30 AM #

Pam R

You’re a genius

09.23.2014 at 9:30 AM #

katiemorford

I think you were the one who inspired this idea, Pam. Aren’t you the one who freezes iced coffee like this?

09.25.2014 at 4:06 AM #

Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño

So smart! I love this idea!

05.22.2015 at 5:25 AM #

Unical

I never thought about freezing smoothies but this idea is really cool 😀

05.22.2015 at 5:25 AM #

katiemorford

It’s a good way to use up the extras in your blender!

08.24.2016 at 1:32 PM #

L Myers

I do the same thing but I put it into popsicle molds. My husband eats them and thinks they are great.

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