Frozen Cole Slaw

Frozen Cole Slaw is a great coleslaw that you can keep in the freezer, and it tastes better and better.

scoop of frozen cole slaw

Can you freeze Coleslaw?

If your coleslaw is a vinegar-based coleslaw you can freeze it. Mayonnaise-based coleslaw can be frozen, but the dressing tends to breakdown when it is thawed. This recipe is rather unique, you can store this coleslaw in the freezer and pull it out as you need it.

scoop of frozen cole slaw

Frozen Coleslaw

Freezing coleslaw is a fun way to make this vinegar based coleslaw
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coleslaw, Frozen Cole Slaw, Frozen Coleslaw
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 1878kcal


  • 2 pounds shredded cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped fine

Cole Slaw Dressing

  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed


  • Add salt to cabbage, mix well and let stand for 1 hour. Then squeeze out thoroughly. Add carrot and bell pepper. While cabbage is standing make syrup of: Mix Vinegar, water, sugar and Celery seed and boil 1 minute. Let stand until lukewarm, and then pour over cabbage mixture and freeze.


Calories: 1878kcal | Carbohydrates: 465g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2551mg | Potassium: 1955mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 434g | Vitamin A: 12020IU | Vitamin C: 431.5mg | Calcium: 446mg | Iron: 6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Patti Stephens

    5 stars
    I have made this recipe multiple times now and every time it’s fantastic! I have also made it with red/purple cabbage and it is so pretty in the freezer jars I use! Thanks for a great way to use up my CSA cabbage!

  2. Ronda Gehr

    This is not Cole Slaw. This is what Pennsylvania Dutch call pepper slaw. Cole Slaw is made with mayo, pepper slaw is made with vinegar.

  3. weatherednboston

    5 stars
    I never thought of freezing it. I did a quick google search and your recipe came up. I really like the flavor of this and will be making large batches to take to pot luck events when the need arises. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Regina

    5 stars
    Identical to mom’s. We love it. I usually don’t freeze it, just mix up a big batch and keep ii in my frig. for a side dish.

    • stephaniemanley

      Thanks Scarlett I appreciate your comment. I am sorry this recipe wasn’t for you and your family.

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