Right now, we have a website full of couponers with huge stockpiles. If you are like me, you’ve probably looked at your stockpile and thought, ‘can I freeze that?’ Today, we’re going to tackle that question and find out which items you can freeze. In order to freeze food properly, you should invest in freezer bags and also invest in a vacuum sealer of some kind (if you want to do it pro-style). Most foods can be frozen as long as you have the proper equipment.
*Keep in mind, I am not a freezing professional. These are just things I have learned from personal experience or have found through research. Freeze at your own risk please.*
A few great frozen foods:
Butter & Cheese: Freeze in original packaging, place in a bag with air removed. It will keep for 6-9 months.
Candy: Yep, freeze it in it’s bag and thaw it out later. Catch after-holiday sales for the best deals.
Bread: Freeze bread for shorter uses in it’s own packaging, if you wish to freeze it for long term use then use a vacuum sealer or freezer bags.
Bananas: Before freezing, remove the peel and place in freezer bags.
Eggs: For freezing eggs, separate yolks from whites. For whites, package and freeze. For yolks, add 2 tablespoons of sugar or 1 teaspoon of salt to each pint. Blend carefully with rotary beater but avoid whipping in air. Skim off any air bubbles from the surface before freezing to prevent crusting as well as prevent the eggs from becoming gummy when thawed. (Thanks, TipNut.com)
Doughs such as bread, cakes, cookies, rolls: It is best to freeze these uncooked, then pull them out and throw them in the oven.
Fruits and Vegetables: Learn all the details of how to properly freeze fruits and vegetables. Most work well in the freezer but I have heard lettuce and tomatoes do not freeze well.
Milk: Can be frozen up to six months. However, the consistency after being frozen may not be very pleasing. It could be used for baking and cooking if the frozen-then-thawed version is not appealing.
Need more tips? Check out this article in Good Housekeeping.
What foods do you freeze?