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Defrosting in cold water

How To Thaw Frozen Coleslaw - In Cold Water

Follow these steps if you’re short on time. The time to thaw depends on the amount of coleslaw in the container or bag.
Prep Time 5 mins
Defrost Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins


  • A large bowl OR a clean sink
  • Cold water


  • Fill a sink or bowl with cold water.
  • Place the container or bag of frozen coleslaw into the cold water.
  • Replace the water with fresh cold water every 30 minutes.
  • Once the salad has thawed, open the container or freezer bag, and drain off any excess liquid.
  • Pour the coleslaw into a bowl, stir it a few times to re-incorporate the ingredients. Serve chilled.
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