Fabulous Things To Freeze For Christmas Day!

With summer having seemed to have come early this year, there is a very good chance that we will have a hot Christmas.

Freezing things in advance can save preparation time closer to the big day and some of these fabulous ideas not only look great but do a practical job at the same time.

First things first though…..you need to have some room in your freezer before you start.

If you are a bit short on space right now, try feeding the family from the freezer for the next week or so to give you some spare room.

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This ice bucket would not only make a beautiful centerpiece for your table it would keep the bubbles nice and chilled!

Christmas ice bucket

Instructions for making this gorgeous ice bucket can be found here.

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Frozen cocktails and mocktails can be made in advance and will be ready for sipping when you are.

cool down this christmas with frozen drinks

I have lots of yummy recipes on my Pinterest board CHEERS!

Quick and Easy Kids Punch – My favourite go-to recipe that I have used at umpteen kids parties when I have lot’s of children around, especially at Christmas is to freeze a 1lt carton of Golden Circle Tropical Punch overnight. A few hours before you need it, put it into the fridge so it starts defrosting, put the juice into a large jug or bowl and add a 2 litre bottle of lemonade. Pour it in over the back of a spoon so you don’t lose the bubbles and give it a gentle stir.

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Serve fresh seafood on a slab of ice by filling a deep dish baking pan with water and freezing for at least 24 hours.

fresh seafood for christmas

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These gorgeous little puddings are one thing I make every year, and usually I do them in September or October and pop them in the freezer.

When I need a plate to take to a party I take enough to fill a pretty plate and by the time I get to my destination they are defrosted.

Mini christmas puddings

You can get the recipe here.

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Keep the kids happy for ages with frozen fruit cups.

freeze fruit for a healthy snack

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Simply freeze a selection of fruit with some no added sugar juice or coconut water.

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How about a special treat for your furry family members.

Help your dog stay cool this holidays

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Freezing doggy treats in an ice block will help them cool off as they hunt for their reward.

I hope these clever freezer hacks give you some ‘cool’ ideas for the festive season!

What is your favourite way to cool down at Christmas?

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Min@WriteoftheMiddle
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 13:42:26

    Oh my gosh Nikki these all look so inviting. It’s already so hot here in Brisbane today. I imagine it will be a scorcher as per usual on Christmas day. Some fantastic ideas here! 🙂

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  2. Vanessa
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 13:54:08

    We don’t usually have ice cubes in our freezer (we don’t really use them) but I made some recently and my dog was totally overjoyed with them. Now when she hears ice cubes she thinks they’re all hers!

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  3. EssentiallyJess
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 19:43:02

    Such great ideas.
    I really need to clean out both my fridge and freezer. Think I’ll do that next week.

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