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Soy milk is a dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk. It is made by soaking soybeans, grinding them into soy flour, then adding water and boiling the ingredients together. This creates an emulsion of oil, water, and protein that happens to be fairly stable. After the process is complete, you can consume it or freeze it for later use! This blog article will discuss freezing soy milk: how, why, and what to use it in.
Freezing soy milk
Can you freeze soymilk?
What should you do if you’ve got soy milk leftovers and, no matter how hard you try to use them up within a day or two, there is always more? If you can’t consume soy milk in the near future, you may want to freeze it for later. Because yes, You can absolutely freeze soymilk.
When would you want to freeze soymilk?
Freezing soymilk is a smart idea if you plan to use it in the near future (within three months) for recipes, smoothies or other drinks. Although if you like to drink it straight, freezing it is not recommended. The texture will definitely change just like it would for many emulsions. Even a stable emulsion will start to split away from itself when frozen, which is a problem. It’s simple enough to deal with by blending it back together again, However, it’s still noticeable if you’re drinking it raw.
For baking though, freezing it is an excellent idea. The freeze/thaw cycle will actually help make the baked goods more tender and fluffy than if you used fresh soymilk.
Another reason to freeze soymilk is if it’s about to expire. Freezing extends the shelf life by an additional three months.
The downside is you have to thaw it first, just like anything else frozen before using it in recipes or drinks besides smoothies. So I recommend freezing soymilk only if you’re not going to use it very soon.
How to Freeze Soy Milk?
- Choose a container that’s large enough for the expansion that freezing will cause.
- Empty the soymilk into the container.
- Place wax paper on the rim and close the container.
- Stick it in the freezer
It’s also wise to label the container with what’s in it and when you froze it. When choosing how much to freeze per batch, just think about how much you normally use in your recipes and go with what’s best for you. Over 1 gallon at a time may make defrosting more challenging.
Bottom line: freezing soy milk is a great way to preserve your favorite beverage. Freezing in batches that are portioned for the recipes you want to use it for will make defrosting easier and save space in your freezer, too! Just remember, its not always the ideal way to store soy milk if you intend to drink it straight or use it shortly after freezing.