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Freezing Ginger {How to Freeze Ginger}

Learn all the tips and tricks for Freezing Ginger to save money and prevent food waste. A freezer stash of frozen ginger opens the door to amazing meals packed with flavor. 

frozen pucks of ginger with parsley on a white board

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Imagine what your meal prep is going to look like if you don’t have to peel and chop ginger anytime you need it? With just a few minutes of work, that dream is about to become a reality.

Do you remember how your life changed when I taught you how to freeze garlic the easy way? Frozen ginger is just as awesome and frequently used in many recipes. Ready for a deep dive on more kitchen hacks? Check out my whole guide on How to Freeze Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.

Can You Freeze Ginger?

Absolutely! It holds up so well in the freezer and makes your meal prep a freaking dream.

I use ginger in Instant Pot Orange Chicken, Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce, this Carrot, Apple Smoothie With Ginger, Asian Pork Meatballs, Cold Soba Noodle Salad, and these Tea Popsicles for Sore Throats.

Do You Have to Peel Ginger Before Freezing?

No, you don’t have to. But if you plan to use it for recipes that recommend peeled ginger, it’s so much easier to do it before freezing. 

TOOLS FOR FREEZING Ginger

How Do You Thaw Frozen Ginger?

You can leave each “puck” at room temperature for 30 minutes or microwave it on low for 20 seconds. In most cases, I throw it into my dishes while it is still frozen and just allow it to thaw as I cook.

4 process steps showing how to freeze ginger

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Keep the ginger “pucks” in the parchment muffin liners when storing in the freezer bags to prevent them from sticking to each other. 
  • We love these reusable silicone bags for storing all our frozen produce.
  • Will keep in the freeze for 6 months.

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frozen pucks of ginger with parsley on a white board

Freezing Ginger {How to Freeze Ginger}

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Learn all the tips and tricks for Freezing Ginger to save money and prevent food waste.

Ingredients

  • ginger
  • water as needed

Instructions

Freezing Minced Ginger

  • (optional) Peel ginger with a spoon, vegetable peeler, or sharp knife.
  • Using a sharp knife, mince the ginger to uniform pieces. If you have a food processor, you can "pulse" the ginger to quickly chop everything.
  • Transfer minced ginger to a bowl, and add water a teaspoon at a time until it creates a "paste".
  • Spoon ginger paste into mini muffin tins lined with muffin papers, filling them three-fourths full.
  • Freeze for 2-3 hours, and then remove the muffin liners from the pan and freeze each "puck" in an air-tight container for up to 6 months.

Freezing Whole Ginger

  • Place clean ginger in a freeze-proof bag, removing any excess air.
  • Store in an air-tight container for up to 6 months.

Freezing Sliced Ginger

  • (optional) Peel ginger with a spoon, vegetable peeler, or sharp knife.
  • Slice ginger into desired width.
  • Freeze on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 2 hours and then transfer to freezer storage.

Notes

Will keep in the freeze for 6 months.
Nutrition Facts
Freezing Ginger {How to Freeze Ginger}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 9
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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