It happens a lot in my house. We open up a new bottle of juice, drink a few cups, and then it gets lost behind the leftovers and jars of pickles. Unfortunately, juice goes bad within a week or so after it's opened. Freezing helps preserve the taste and freshness of your favorite juice until you are ready to drink it again.
How to Freeze Juice
- Use a funnel to pour juice into freezer bags or a rigid, airtight container. You can use the original container the juice came in if it's made of sturdy plastic; just be sure to empty out a few inches of space at the top of the bottle to allow room for expansion. If it's more convenient, or if there is limited space in the freezer, pour the juice into ice cube trays and then place the cubes in freezer bags once frozen.
- Seal the container well. If using a freezer bag, seal it in another freezer bag. Unfortunately, I learned of this necessity the hard way when a few tiny holes in the freezer bag made a mess of my freezer shelf.
- Write the type of juice and the date on the bag or container.
- Store for up to 18 months in the freezer.
- Thaw the juice in the refrigerator overnight or in a bowl of warm water.
- Dilute the juice if needed. Some juices, like plum juice, become thick after thawing. Remedy this by adding a cup of water at a time until reaching the desired taste. You can also use club soda instead of water to add a bit of fizz.
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