Learn how to easily freeze half and half milk to save money! Follow these step by step instructions and never throw away half & half milk again!
Easy way to freeze half and half
Do you have Half and Half milk close to the expiration date but don’t want it go bad because of how expensive it was? Don’t worry, you can freeze it!
You know the situation. You buy Half & Half milk because you are craving homemade ice cream or creamy potato soup. You only need a cup but the store only has a quart of it. Even worse, it’s $5.79. So you ponder “Should I just buy a carton of ice cream already made?” or “Should I suck up the price and make my own?”. You decide to go against the grain and make your own. You take it home and make your ice cream.
You’re feeling good about yourself and keep telling yourself you’re going to use the rest of the Half & Half for something else and you won’t let that money go to waste. Then you open the refrigerator again and you see that Half & Half staring back at you for the 90th time. You know the expiration date is coming up in 4 days. You panic. You let the Half & Half down. It’s going to go waste. You wasted money! Ahhhh, the agony of defeat!
But now you won’t ever let that happen because I’m here to tell you how easy it is to freeze Half & Half milk.
Can you freeze half and half? Yes!
Yes, you can easily freeze leftover half and half. All you do is measure it out into freezer bags (I usually do 1 cup per bag because recipes call for that) and then freeze them. When you need that Half & Half for a recipe, defrost it and you have your milk. You’ll never have to throw away money again!
How to freeze half and half
Measure the amount you want to use in each freezer bag. I recommend 1/2 cup or 1 cup.
Pour the Half & Half into each freezer bag, closing the bag the best you can to remove all air.
I like to throw it on a cookie sheet so it stays flat when freezing. After it’s frozen I’ll remove it from the cookie sheet and then stack in my freezer. I find that freezing flat really helps with keeping the freezer more organized and allows me to store more.
Into the freezer it goes. When you need it, defrost it and continue to use how you regularly would.
Easy, right? Hope you liked this tip!
Looking for more freezing tips? Here’s how to freeze evaporated milk!