A Simple Guide to Properly Freezing and Thawing Milk

This probably goes without saying, but it is vital to block off enough downtime for yourself on the regular basis. One way to do this is by cutting down on the errands you run during the week or on weekends. Rather than making regular trips to the grocery store, consider freezing certain food items in your apartment home that tend to disappear quickly – milk being one of them. If you aren’t sure how to freeze or thaw milk, take a look at our suggestions below, which will help you with both processes.

Freezing Milk

If you want to freeze milk – whether it’s dairy milk or plant-based – you'll first want to check the "sell-by" or expiration date on your carton. If the date hasn't passed yet, you're good to freeze. After that, you’ll want to determine what to store the milk in while freezing. Unlike water, milk expands when frozen. Consider pouring your milk into two or three freezer-safe plastic containers to make the thawing process easier.

Thawing Milk

An easy way to thaw milk is to simply move your milk from the freezer to the refrigerator and keep it there overnight. If time is of the essence, you can fill a large bowl with cold water and submerge the frozen container of milk inside — just be sure to replace the lukewarm water with the cold water as it warms up. Never thaw milk at room temperature, as that could ruin the milk immediately.

Using Thawed Milk

While frozen milk retains all of its original nutrients, fat separation can give the milk a "grainy" texture once thawed. Because of this, frozen milk is best used for baking, cooking, and smoothie making, as opposed to drinking. No matter how you choose to use it, frozen milk should be consumed within 2–3 days of thawing.

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