We are sharing our tips on how to freeze milk. If your gallon is expiring soon, don’t toss it or force yourself to chug it all; freeze it!
Can I Freeze Milk?
Yes, there are lots of reasons people freeze milk. For starters, even though it’s not an expensive product, you can certainly find great sales on occasion. That gives you the chance to save some money and freeze your milk for later.
Why Freeze Milk
Right now in our country, most families are trying to fill their homes with a couple weeks worth of groceries due to the Corona Virus. One tip that’s been given is to buy enough milk to last you and freeze what you don’t need.
Third, we freeze milk so we don’t waste it. If you have a gallon in your fridge that you realize you haven’t finished and the expiration date is approaching, you can freeze it for later.
How To Freeze Milk
- Empty your milk into a freezer container – plastic or glass.
- Be sure to leave at least two inches of space at the top of the container because the milk will expand as it freezes.
- Write the date you are freezing it on the outside. The old expiration date will no longer be valid.
- To thaw the milk out when ready let it sit overnight in the fridge until it’s ready to drink.
How Long Can Milk Last In The Freezer?
In an air-tight, freezer-safe container you can store the milk in your freezer for up to 2 months.
When it comes out of the freezer, you’ll need to use it within 10 days. It’s best to go ahead and re-write a new expiration date when you thaw it so you won’t forget.
How Do I Know If Milk Is Spoiled?
Milk is a product that is usually easy to spot spoiling. Milks consistency will change and begin to lump up, change colors and smell. If you see any of those things, don’t drink it.