Many people are looking for ways to save money, and one way is by purchasing milk in bulk. The problem with this is that there will come a time when you need to use up all of the milk before it spoils. Freezing your milk for storage is an easy and effective way to preserve the product for a longer period of time. In order to freeze your milk, follow this article!
First off, let’s talk about how long you will actually be able to store it for. For all practical and real-life situations, you can store milk for a solid 6 months. However, our friends at the FDC say it’s safer to consume frozen milk within the first 3 months. So take your pick and roll your dice. The FDC vs the common mand and woman. Who wins?
Both. It won’t make you sick either way, but there will be some serious degradation at 6 months vs a maximum of 3.
How to freeze milk for storage
Step One: Get the milk from your fridge into an air-tight container. Freezer Ziplocs are perfect for this step. Zip them up firmly and make sure that there is no room to let any air in, because as we know already, oxygen can cause spoilage.
Keep in mind milk expands when it freezes so make sure to use a container that is as large or larger than the amount you want to freeze.
Step Two: Stick your milk into the freezer and wait. After about 12 hours, take it out and remove any ice crystals that might have formed on the ziplock bag, and also check the seal. It might look frozen at this stage but it is not so be careful.
Step Three: Put that baby back in the freezer! I said put her back in there! Freeze ‘er up good until she’s nice and solid; hopefully, about another 24 hours should do it..
B00m your milk has been stored. That’s how you freeze milk for storage purposes. Obviously, keep it in the freezer for as long as you want to store it.
Read out an article on the different methods of thawing frozen milk once you’re ready to use it up!