How do you freeze milk in plastic containers?

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asked Dec 5, 2021 in Other-Food Drink by Tucylucy (940 points)
How do you freeze milk in plastic containers?

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answered Dec 5, 2021 by captainfishie (1,350 points)
To freeze milk in plastic containers pour the milk into the plastic containers but leave at least 1 inch to 2 inches of space between the lid and the milk in the plastic container to allow for expansion when the milk freezes.

You can leave the milk in the plastic milk jug and freeze it as well but use a little bit of the milk to allow for expansion in the jug.

You can safely store frozen milk in your freezer for up to 6 months, but it's best if you can use it within 1 month of freezing.

Milk should be defrosted in the fridge as opposed to at room temperature to decrease the risk of bacterial growth.

When you freeze milk the milk changes in texture, color and taste.

Frozen and defrosted milk is best suited for cooking, baking, or making smoothies.

The milk when frozen will usually undergo some changes in texture that make it unpleasant to use as a beverage.

These changes the milk undergoes include being slushy, grainy, or having some fat separation.

However, it's safe to drink if it was stored and defrosted properly.

Milk can be frozen in the plastic jugs it comes in or you can put the milk in other plastic sealed containers or even in Ziploc Bags.

Milk can be frozen in Ziploc bags or even in the plastic jug.

You can simply place a plastic jug of milk in the freezer but it's best to use a little bit of the milk from the jug to allow for expansion.

To best prepare your milk for freezing, you should put it in an airtight, freezer-safe bag or container.

Don't leave too much air inside of the container, but leave just enough room for it to expand (about 1.5 inches, if possible).

However it's best to use freezer bags for freezing the milk because the freezer bags are tougher than regular Ziploc bags are.

That means they will not tear as easily as the regular Ziploc bags would.
Also the way I freeze milk is to put the milk into ice cube trays and then take out the individual ice cubes and place them in freezer bags.

Then I have a lot of frozen milk.

And when I need a few milk ice cubes I take them out and use them.

But you can freeze the milk in Ziploc bags by just pouring some milk into the bag and sealing and freezing it.

Once frozen milk is defrosted the frozen mil will last for up to 7 days after you defrost.

Make sure you store any thawed milk in the refrigerator if not consuming it within 30 minutes to an hour or it can go bad.

Freezing milk is a good way to make the milk last longer than just refrigerating it however just be aware that when you freeze milk the taste of the milk can and will change the longer you freeze it.

Frozen milk will last for up to a year and sometimes longer but the longer you leave the milk in the freezer the less tasty it becomes.

But it will remain safe to drink.

If you freeze milk and then defrost it make sure to drink or use up any thawed milk within 7 days of thawing or defrosting it.

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