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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