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Learning how to freeze milk can be very useful especially if you hit up a good sale or plan to go on a trip.
It’s really easy to do. You’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before! Here is how to do it…
Knowing how to freeze milk can come in very handy. It’s extremely easy.
It doesn’t matter if it is a plastic container or in a carton. Freeze it in its original container.
Plus, it lasts in the freezer for a long, long time and tastes the same once it has been thawed.
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Forever and a day, people have searched for ways to extend the shelf life of fresh milk.
That’s why evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and powdered milk were all invented.
Evaporated milk was discovered by chefs cooking on Transatlantic trips and when no fresh milk was available.
Nowadays, with freezers in every kitchen, it’s actually very easy and essential when wanting to preserve this drink. There is a trick to it though. So keep reading..
How to Do It
- Remove about 1 cup of the milk from the container.
- Close the lid on tight.
- Wash the outside of the container.
- Write the date it was frozen.
You have to remove some of the milk from the container because it expands when frozen.
Size doesn’t matter. Half gallons, quarter cartons, etc… you can freeze any size container of milk.
The biggest problem with freezing milk is finding room in the freezer. Freezing in its original container can take up a lot of room.
Move the milk from its original container to a sealable, freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible. Store flat in the freezer.
This will give you more space in the freezer.
Writing the date on the container is not mandatory, but it’s good to know how long things have been inside the freezer.
Frozen milk lasts 3-6 months.
How to Thaw
There are two ways to thaw frozen milk.
Method 1: Submerge frozen milk container in water. This can take up to an 1 hour.
Method 2: Place in the refrigerator the night before. It can take up to 12 hours to completely thaw in the fridge.
Avoid thawing on the kitchen counter. It can run the risk of spoiling if you’re not vigilant.
Once it’s fully thawed, give the container a good shake. Milk has fat, and it will have separated from the water in the freezing process.
Don’t worry. It will still taste just as refreshing and just as delicious.
After a good shake, your milk is ready to use and enjoy. Thawed milk lasts in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Do not refreeze.
How easy was that!
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I will keep this in mind. In these times, you never know what will suddenly be hard to find. Right now it’s still toilet paper for me!
Exactly! This tip is useful for those times
I froze milk for the first time this month. Thank you for sharing these tips.
You’re welcome! These tips are really useful
Kristine Nicole Alessandra
That tip is really helpful. At this time, food wastage is a big NO. This will also help make milk last longer. Less grocery runs for me!
It’s so helpful! hope you try it
Question about the thawed milk, after it’s been thawed it’s only good for 24 hours?
Yes. Only up to 24 hours. I will make something that requires a lot of milk like oatmeal.
This is so helpful. I was actually just wondering the other day if it was ok to put milk in the freezer. Thanks for the tips!
Glad to see it was useful!
This is such a useful tip – I think at the moment making sure you have a stock in your freezer of all different things including milk is such a good idea.
Right? Glad is helpful
These tips are so useful for me right now. I have a lot of extra milk in my fridge and i was wondering what to do with it. Freezing is a good solution!
Glad is useful to you!
I’ve always wondered about how you can freeze milk. I’m glad I saw this post. Now I’ll be able to start freezing milk too.
Awesome! I hope you try it. It’s super easy!!
Such a good post! My mom used to freeze milk when we were younger. I remember having to shake it really hard to combine the milk fat to the milk.
That’s awesome! Glad you liked this post.
What a great idea! I have never froze milk before but I need to start to decrease our grocery store trips.
It’s so easy to do too.
Although I’m lactose tolerant, I can definitely try this with Almond or Matcha milk and see what I come up with. =)
I’d love to hear to how that turns out!
To us frozen milk last as long as non frozen.
Lol. I wish we had that problem at our house.