Can you freeze bought custard?

Friend is dropping me off some shop bought custard on last date. Has anyone tried freezing this for later use? Wondering if it separated I could bring it back with the blender? Will it lose thickness?  
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  • Katiehound
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    It will still be fine to eat for a day or two first........
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  • joedenise
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    If it's being given to you it's got to be worth a try.  I suspect you're right that it will separate but a good whisk should bring it back together.
  • JIL
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    edited 20 December 2023 at 9:33AM
    I have and it was fine. Some actually say suitable for home freezing on the tub. Lots of cheats Icecream use readymade custard. Never had a problem with it separating. 


    I have uploaded an image and there is a low fat version that's also suitable for freezing. 

    Happy Christmas 

  • London_1
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    Looks delicious and I'm definitely a custard lover , but make my own with Birds custard powder It's the only one I've used in well over 60 odd years. I would eat custard daily quite happily and will put it with anything at all.
  • baser999
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    Wouldn’t bother freezing it, eat it 😄
  • carly
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    Yes you can freeze it successfully.  I did so last year when I picked some up cheaply,  it needs a good stir when defrosted, thats all. No difference in taste or texture
  • JIL said:
    I have and it was fine. Some actually say suitable for home freezing on the tub. Lots of cheats Icecream use readymade custard. Never had a problem with it separating. 


    I have uploaded an image and there is a low fat version that's also suitable for freezing. 

    Happy Christmas 

    Funnily enough, I froze a Lidl version once. It split on defrosting and the fruit custard I made from it was inedible. I would have been better off buying something cheap in a carton.

    Is fresh custard worth the money
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  • purpleivy
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    baser999 said:
    Wouldn’t bother freezing it, eat it 😄
    Two of us, one lactose intolerant (but I had some lactaid and tested it!, makes it expensive if I carry on, though dental treatment shortly might mean I do!) and there's 3 litres.   It's the Aldi Specially Selected and very nice. Will put away for Xmas if I can find room in the freezer.  My dad says his palate's knackered anyway!
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  • JIL
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    Heres a recipe for leftover mince pies and frozen custard.

    Not sure it floats my boat.

    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/frozen-custard-sundae
  • My grandma said that when she was a child, you could buy frozen custard lollies from a guy who came round with a tricycle thing. 

    My mother froze some Birds custard made with evaporated milk and it was rather good.

    If the custard has an emulsifier in it, it should freeze and defrost without separating. 
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