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January 15, 2011

Stretch Your Dollar & Freeze Your Milk & Other Dairy Products












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If you shop at big box stores such as Costco like I do, you're buying in bulk most of the time.  What does one do with all that extra butter, milk and cheese that comes in large sizes?  Why not freeze it?  Here's a little guide that I find very useful:

Butter:  can be frozen for up to 6-9 months in it's original packaging.

Milk:  can be frozen for up to 1 month...leave room for expansion and shake it after it's thawed.

Hard Cheeses:  like swiss, chedder, gouda, jack & colby can be cut into 1lb pieces, wrapped and frozen for up to 3-4 months.

Grated Cheeses:  store in plastic freezer storage bags for up to 4 months.

Blue Cheese:  can be frozen up to 3 months but will become crumbly after thawing out.

Light & heavy cream, evaporated milk  half and half:   for up to 2 months.  The heavy cream may not whip up after thawing though.

Whipped Cream:  you can freeze whipped cream in dollops or mounds.  Freeze on  a cookie sheet then place in a freezer container separated by wax paper.  Use to top desserts...just take them out 10 minutes before serving dessert.

Yogurt:  can be frozen for up to 4 months.



I freeze my butter and have frozen cheese.
What types of dairy products do you freeze?


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