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    Freezing Milk
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    • 15th Aug 04, 10:06 PM
    Freezing Milk 15th Aug 04 at 10:06 PM
    Ok, im a bloke, dont go in the kitchen much..
    But i drink a lot of tea, 8 cups+ a day.

    Im also sick to death of going to the shops to replace it, and i hate the taste of UHT Milk.

    Soi tried freezing it. Wehey, lasts bout 2 weeks longer!

    I now buy the largest containers, freeze them, and
    When my milk has 'nearly' gone, i just pop one out on the worktop for 2 hours or so..

    It slowly defrosts, but if you pop in the fridge thereafter it takes forever to defrost- which keeps it chilled and bacteria wont attack it so quickly.

    Next week folks:

    Willy wonkas everlasting gobstoppers ;D
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    • tru
    • By tru 15th Aug 04, 11:37 PM
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    • 15th Aug 04, 11:37 PM
    Re: Freezing Milk
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    • 15th Aug 04, 11:37 PM
    I've been freezing milk for years ;D

    I kept track, over a few days, of how many cuppas I drink per day. I averaged 12 ;D
  • 16011996
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    • 16th Aug 04, 12:27 PM
    Re: Freezing Milk
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    • 16th Aug 04, 12:27 PM
    my gran always froze milk, but i have uht. we always freeze butter though, and marg, and cheese.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 16th Aug 04, 12:54 PM
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    • 16th Aug 04, 12:54 PM
    Re: Freezing Milk
    • #4
    • 16th Aug 04, 12:54 PM
    Ok, im a bloke, dont go in the kitchen much..
    But i drink a lot of tea, 8 cups+ a day.

    Im also sick to death of going to the shops to replace it, and i hate the taste of UHT Milk.

    Soi tried freezing it. Wehey, lasts bout 2 weeks longer!

    I now buy the largest containers, freeze them, and
    When !my milk has 'nearly' gone, i just pop one out on the worktop for 2 hours or so..

    It slowly defrosts, but if you pop in the fridge thereafter it takes forever to defrost- which keeps it chilled and bacteria wont attack it so quickly.

    Next week folks:

    Willy wonkas everlasting gobstoppers !;D
    good at sharpening your teeth eh DIM?
  • 16011996
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    • 16th Aug 04, 4:22 PM
    Re: Freezing Milk
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    • 16th Aug 04, 4:22 PM
    excuse my blondeness, i didn't get that judi :-[
    • MATH
    • By MATH 16th Aug 04, 9:58 PM
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    • 16th Aug 04, 9:58 PM
    Re: Freezing Milk
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    • 16th Aug 04, 9:58 PM
    I've been freezing milk for years. Most of the time it's OK but occasionally it has a bitter tast once defrosted. Does anyone know why?
  • 16011996
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    • 17th Aug 04, 10:42 AM
    Re: Freezing Milk
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    • 17th Aug 04, 10:42 AM
    i've had that but never been able to work out why.
  • goolieman
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    • 17th Aug 04, 11:41 AM
    Re: Freezing Milk
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    • 17th Aug 04, 11:41 AM
    My Mum used to freeze milk, but then again she has one of those huge chest freezers. Unfortunately I have no room in mine to freeze any milk (too full with reduced mince and chicken pieces lol). Wish I could though, we get through 6pts of FF and 6pt SS every three or so days. Bloody kids who need milk!
    But wait... you can freeze cheese ??? Really ??? I didn't think you could!
    I may have enough room for cheese, I lurrrrve cheese, eat far too much of it so it would be good to have a reserve!
    C
  • 16011996
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    • 17th Aug 04, 1:12 PM
    Re: Freezing Milk
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    • 17th Aug 04, 1:12 PM
    yeah, wrap it up well, bung in freezer. lasts about a month, (soft cheeses don't work, but cheddar does.) so do yogurts, i freeze them for kids pack lunches, put in pack lunch in morning straight from freezer and by lunch time defrosted and helped keep lunch cool.
  • cathy
    Re: Freezing Milk
    http://www.food.gov.uk/healthiereating/asktheexpert/eatingsafely/89050


    a few tips on freezing milk and other stuff ;D
  • jo_b
    Re: Freezing Milk
    Fascinating stuff, just had a browse round the doh site. So it's safe to eat raw tofu.....but who would want to?! :-/

    I already knew that you could freeze milk and cheese, although I never usually bother. Might start having a bit of reserve in the freezer, though, now I'm a single mum and can't rely on the ex to nip to the shops if we run out!

    I didn't know that you could freeze yoghurt! Does this apply to all types? Doesn't it curdle and/or seperate? Does anyone else do this? Questions, questions, questions....
  • 16011996
    Re: Freezing Milk
    i buy the squirty ones intubes, they freeze really well. pot yogurt does freeze, just need a god stir when defrosted.
    • scrimperjan
    • By scrimperjan 3rd Jan 05, 1:10 AM
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    Freezing milk?
    There was mention in an earlier post about freezing milk - I've never actually done this, do you freeze it in the original containers or would it expand and split them? Is there any difference in the taste once it is thawed?

    Sounds like something I should be doing as I almost always have to pop out during the week for milk, so it would save me time, petrol, and the cost of all the other stuff I invariably come back with!
  • mink35
    Re: Freezing milk?
    I freeze a 2 pint carton of semi-skimmed milk for emergencies. You need to thaw it for quite a while and shake it well but it doesn't taste any different.
  • Beckipeg
    Re: Freezing milk?
    Yup. Do this regularly with skimmed and semi - Farmfoods sell 2 x 2 litres for £1.50. Small pint plastic containers, cardboard cartons and most 2 litre bottles fine. One brand did split - just check that there's a little room for expansion as the milk freezes. It's fine when it thaws - leave to thaw in cold water if you want it to defrost a bit quicker.
    • ocemeer
    • By ocemeer 3rd Jan 05, 1:39 AM
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    Re: Freezing milk?
    anybody had any joy freezing cream? can remember frozen cream in packets when i was younger and keep trying but having no success atm when defrosting it. :-/
  • Queenie
    Re: Freezing milk?
    I do not freeze milk - instead, I keep a few cartons of 1ltr "Long Life" milk in the utility room for emergencies.

    Years ago my memory of "steri-milk" was of a vile obnoxious fluid - however, the Long Life you buy in cartons these days is very good, with a good "shelf life" on them - months!

    If I've not used them up as they approach their use by life - I make custard/rice puds/blancmanges etc.
  • halloweenqueen
    Re: Freezing milk?
    I bought several 2 litre cartons of milk over xmas and new year - well they were reduced quite heavily!! Put them straight in the freezer, good job as ran out of milk and defrosted one - its being used successfully now!
    I also keep that long life stuff - now using it for yoghurt making as well!
  • Queenie
    Re: Freezing milk?
    Oooh, halloweenqueen ... share your yogurt recipe which you make with the long life - I'd like a go at that.
    • hilstep2000
    • By hilstep2000 3rd Jan 05, 4:47 PM
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    Re: Freezing milk?
    I freeze 4 pintas of semi-skimmed. Full fat isn't so good, but I also use long life, very handy in the cupboard! Only prob with freezing milk is the space it takes up!
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