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How To Thaw Frozen Cherries In The Microwave

This is the fastest way to defrost frozen cherries. Aim to defrost the cherries enough that they're soft but still have that frozen sheen on them. But, if you over-microwave them, it isn't the end of the world.
Prep Time 1 min
Defrost Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins


  • A microwavable plate
  • A paper towel


  • Place a sheet of paper towel on a microwavable plate.
  • Spread out 1 cup (a handful or so) of cherries on the paper towel. Leave space between the cherries.
  • Microwave the cherries for 15 seconds on 100% power.
  • Try a cherry. If it’s still frozen, microwave for 5 to 10 seconds and try another cherry.
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