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    Hey i have a bit tooo many pints of milk in my fridge (panic bought last week lol) and dont want it to go to waste, is it possible to freeze?
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    yeh, we freeze milk all the time at home

    never ever had one burst on us. and generally we just leave it on the side overnight to defrost it. if you forget you'll just be sat infront of the microwave for quite a while

    and it doesn't affect the milk at all, although while its frozen it will take on a slightly yellowy appearance
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    Found this online:

    Can pasteurised milk be frozen for a few weeks before use in the home?
    It should be safe to freeze milk, providing you do the following things:

    •freeze it before the 'Use by' date
    •follow any freezing or thawing instructions on the label
    •defrost it in the fridge so that it doesn't get too warm – allow about 24 hours for it to thaw
    •try to use the milk within a few days of defrosting – it will go off in the same way as ordinary pasteurised milk
    When milk is frozen it expands and this can rupture the packaging. Check that the packaging is intact before you defrost it. If it has ruptured it's better not to use the milk.

    Remember, freezing might affect the quality of the milk.
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    yep, perfectly possible to freeze it, but be careful as to when to take it out of the freezer, because it takes a lot of time to defrost and if you try to unfreeze it with a bowl of boiling water, it just gets icky, basically, when you think you will run out of milk in like 2 days time, take the frozen stuff out
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    does the fact its skimmed milk make a difference?
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    I love frozen milk! Especially ice cream!
    I think you should get an ice cream maker and then make ice cream.
    If you have too much then I would be more than willing to come and give you a hand eating it all up.

    YUM
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    does the fact its skimmed milk make a difference?
    no it shouldnt
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    You can freeze and then defrost ANY milk...I used to make milk ice cubes...scrummy with baileys
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    It's a good way to economise with milk, freeze in ice making trays and use a cube or two to make a cup of tea as and when you need it.
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    The ex's mum does it all the time (they live in the middle of nowhere and bulk buy). It's fine - obviously freeze it before the best before date though.

    Trust your nose for whether its still alright a few days after defrosting. You'd know about it if milk was bad.
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    Make an icelolly with it, I doubt it'll taste nice but you can sell it to people.:p:
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    (Original post by Casshern1456)
    Make an icelolly out of the milk, I doubt it'll taste nice but you can sell it to people.:p:

    thats what minimilks are there for :p: Just 30 calories each :coma:
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    When I froze it turned really nasty?!? like it separated in the carton.

    Maybe I did it wrong?
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    (Original post by Finbar21)
    When I froze it turned really nasty?!? like it separated in the carton.

    Maybe I did it wrong?

    did you defrost it in the fridge?
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    did you defrost it in the fridge?
    I didnt defrost it, It had formed some sort of huge lump on the surface and the bottom half looked like a bit like water.

    To be fair it may have been outside its used by date.
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    (Original post by Finbar21)
    I didnt defrost it, It had formed some sort of huge lump on the surface and the bottom half looked like a bit like water.

    To be fair it may have been outside its used by date.

    eww
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    (Original post by Perfect_Gent)
    It's a good way to economise with milk, freeze in ice making trays and use a cube or two to make a cup of tea as and when you need it.
    What an excellent idea
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    (Original post by Finbar21)
    When I froze it turned really nasty?!? like it separated in the carton.

    Maybe I did it wrong?
    No that's pefectly normal.
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    (Original post by Finbar21)
    I didnt defrost it, It had formed some sort of huge lump on the surface and the bottom half looked like a bit like water.

    To be fair it may have been outside its used by date.
    that sounds a bit dodgy.

    generally as its defrosting, the cream part of the milk melts slightly faster than the water, so it can look slightly separated and strange. (possibly the other way round)
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    (Original post by *Star*Guitar*)
    No that's pefectly normal.
    Reassurance or sarcasm? Can't tell sorry
 
 
 
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