Did you know that you can stock up on milk while it’s cheap and then freeze it? Absolutely! As an added bonus, your freezer operates most efficiently when it is full. 😉
I like to freeze the half gallons because they fit so much nicer in the tight spaces of my freezer. All you need is freezer space, milk and a Sharpie. Yes, a Sharpie.
Tips and Tricks for Freezing Milk
1.) Open the container and either pour out or drink a small amount of the milk. This will allow the milk to expand as it freezes without any danger of the carton exploding.
2.) Be sure to take note of the expiration date. Then count how many days there are until you get to that date. Write that number on the carton with a sharpie. Example: if I buy milk on the 17th and the expiration date is 25th, I would write an 8 on the milk. This way when I thaw the milk I know that I have 8 days to use it before it starts going bad. You may also note the date that you pull it out of the freezer.
3.) Then just pull the the carton out of the freezer a few days before you’ll need it and let it thaw. I leave mine in the door of the fridge and rotate them out as necessary.
4.) Shake and ENJOY!
How easy is that?! If you go through milk quickly, make sure you pick some up every time you visit the store during a sale, and especially on the last day of the sale.