Learn how to freeze milk to save money. We have easy tips and tricks you need to know. We are going to show you how to freeze a gallon of milk!
How to freeze milk
Today, we are going to show you how to freeze milk. It is super easy and you will wish you started sooner.
Can I freeze milk?
Yes! In just a few easy steps, you can most definitely freeze milk.
Also, since you use the container the milk comes in, it is even easier! No extra things required or special freezing containers.
It is literally SO easy!
Plus, freezing doesn’t change the flavor at all. So no worries about that because milk freezes great.
We even have tips for what to do if you simply do not have the space to freeze an entire gallon in the freezer. Keep reading for all the tips and tricks!
Freezing milk is a game changer. 🙂
How to freeze a gallon of milk:
- Step 1: Pour off a little so that you have about 2 inches or so of room at the top of the jug.
If you don’t do this the container may break as the milk freezes. As the milk freezes it expands so you must do this step!!!
- Step 2: Place in the freezer standing upright. You will see the fat separate, but don’t panic.
- Step 3. When ready, Thaw in the fridge.
Once it is thawed, just shake to mix the milk back to its original state. Use within a few days of thawing.
So next time you find a killer deal on Milk – Freeze it!
The next time you spot a great deal but don’t know if you can use all of the milk, freeze it! I love to do this when they have marked down milk at the grocery store and it is really cheap.
Stock up when it is on sale or reduced and put the milk in the freezer. It is a win-win situation!
By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.
I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!
It is so easy to freeze milk and does not take much time at all. Little things like this add up to big savings in your budget.
Tips for freezing:
Ok, so if freezing milk and then pouring it in your cereal freaks you out, I have a solution. You can also freeze milk in half cup or one cup increments.
Use your cup cake pan to help you with this. Once frozen pop them out and place in a freezer bag.
You can also use an ice cube tray. These are all great ideas if you do not have the space to freeze an entire gallon of milk in the container.
Another tip is to write the date on the milk so you know when the gallon of milk was placed in the freezer.
Frozen milk is so handy and saves time and money. I wouldn’t leave it in the freezer longer than 3-6 months.
And make sure to remember to leave room before freezing. You definitely need several inches of headspace. Don’t skip this part or you could end up with a very big mess in the freezer!
Try this today!
If you have the freezer space, go ahead and store the milk and freeze it for later. I also love to do this when milk is nearing the expiration date and we are going to be away.
This will help to save money when leaving for vacation or wherever and you don’t have to worry about losing good milk. You no longer have to worry about what to do if you have milk you can use or will go bad soon.
Never pass up a great sale again on milk. I get so excited when I see milk for half off in the reduced section. Saving money is fun and having extra milk in the freezer is super handy!
If you have an extra freezer, you can really freeze all sorts of things to save time and money over the year. You can also learn how to freeze eggs.
Get more freezer tips here.
Print the instructions for how to freeze milk below:
- 1 Gallon of Milk
Pour out approximately 1 cup of milk from the gallon container so that the container does not break when the milk expands as it freezes.
Seal the container tightly and place in the freezer standing up right.
Thaw in the refrigerator (not at room temperature) when ready to use. The milk will likely separate when it freezes, so shake thoroughly once it thaws to incorporate the ingredients back together.
Milk can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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