Often I hear about people freezing milk. I am never quite sure why people do it on a large scale. I’ve tried it just because milk is what usually requires me to go to the grocery store. Some say to let it defrost in the fridge but no matter what I try, it tastes different to me. I’m not a milk drinker so maybe it’s just me. Even when I use milk on cereal, I don’t drink the milk. A milkshake – yes! That’s about the only way I’ll drink milk. I can drink buttermilk all day though.
When we have milk about to go bad, I’ll freeze it in 1/2 cup portions.
These little containers are about perfect. Once they freeze solid, I stick them in a bowl of warm water for a second or two to get them to “let go”, then I vacuum seal them and keep them in the freezer. I like to keep 8 or 10 of these around so that if I need them for cooking or baking, and I don’t have milk or if we have just a little milk that’s good for us to use, I can use the frozen milk for cooking or baking. I use a good bit of milk making sausage gravy for Addie and Vince. I don’t like it!
I keep it in a container in the freezer so it doesn’t get lost in there.
I stack those containers to take up less room. I also will free marinades in the same size containers for two reasons. (1) If vacuum sealing something with a marinade, the vacuum sucks the liquid out and messes up the area that needs to be clean in order to seal so if I put a frozen cube or two of marinade in the bag, then vacuum, I don’t get a mess and (2) When I buy ingredients to make marinades, often it’s ingredients I don’t use for anything else and those bottles clutter up the fridge so if I make up and freeze the marinade, the containers can be tossed. I have way more freezer space than I do fridge space.
By the way, for milk, I don’t go by the expiration date. I go by smell. I’ve had milk go bad days before the expiration date and I’ve had milk stay usable for days after the expiration date. One thing I’ve learned . . when you pour milk there’s always some residue at the top of the jug and on the lid and smelling that area often stinks even though the milk is ok so I pour a little milk into a glass, smell that and if it smells fine . . we’re good.