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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.
Pro Tip: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!
More Milk Recipes:
Atole de Chocolate is a hot, chocolate, and delicious drink. It’s the best way to warm up on cold, frosty nights.
Mexican Flan is creamy and silky smooth. That caramel sauce on top will make you want to lick your plate clean!
Pollo en Crema Chipotle is a chicken dinner that’s a total winner. Chicken drenched in a spicy but creamy chipotle sauce will have you begging for more!