Milk is a staple in most homes. At a cost of almost $4 a gallon in most grocery stores, we all know how important it is to watch for sales and coupons. Although milk is perishable, don’t be afraid to stock up on it when the price hits rock bottom. Rather than forcing your family to drink gallons of milk for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, store the milk in the freezer instead!
How to Freeze Milk:
- Open each milk container. Because the milk will expand when frozen, empty out an inch or more of milk from the top. Or repackage the milk in smaller containers if there isn’t enough room for milk jugs in the freezer. Freezing changes the texture of the milk once it’s thawed, so consider testing it out in small batches to make sure you like the results.
- Write your own expiration date on the milk jug. The factory-printed expiration date will be inaccurate once the milk is thawed, so it’s important to note the remaining shelf life somewhere on the container. For example, write “Use within 10 days” so that you’ll know how long the milk will be good for after thawing.
- Store the milk for up to two months in the freezer.
- To thaw: Put milk in the refrigerator. To speed up the process, place it in a sink of cold water. Because it can separate during the thawing process, always shake the milk thoroughly before using it.