Did You Know – Milk Freezes
How many times do you have milk that will expire in a day or two and you know that you won’t use it? Did you know that you can freeze milk?
Milk can be frozen for several months, but it’s best used within a month of being frozen. After that, the texture of the milk starts to break down but it is still good.
The two components in milk (fat and water) may separate when frozen, which is totally fine, and all you need to do is shake the thawed milk and it will bring back some if not all of the original consistency.
Although milk freezes well, the more fat the milk contains, the more it will separate when thawed. So the types of milk that freeze the best are skim and low fat.
What is the best way to freeze milk? You can freeze it in the container it comes in as long as it is made of plastic. Just leave at least 1-1/2” space at the top of the container, before freezing, for expansion. Better yet, freeze the milk in ice cube trays to drop into your coffee, smoothies or for small amounts you may need in a recipe.
What is the best way to thaw milk? Never thaw milk on the counter. Instead, place it in the refrigerator overnight. If you need it sooner, place the container in cold water, replacing the cold water frequently until the milk is thawed.
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