Can You Freeze Almond Milk
Can you freeze almond milk? The answers is yes and you find that a lot of people will do it when they do not have an immediate need for it and want to store it for a later date. The process of freezing almond milk is not complicated and it does not take much to get everything up and running.
Why Freeze It?
Sometimes you have excess almond milk, maybe you got some on sale, maybe you made your own and have just too much, or maybe you plan on using some at a later day. Whatever the reason, frozen almond milk holds up really well in the freezer and you can store it for a couple of months.
You should note that a lot of the manufacturers have recommended that the milk should not be frozen, simply because the consistency and texture can change. While there is some separation when defrosting, if you give it a shake, it should be back to normal. While the taste degrades the longer you keep it in the freeze, the majority of people who are used to freezing this type of milk says the taste is nothing drastic and others say it is barely noticeable.
How to Freeze Almond Milk?
Freezing Milk is not rocket science and it literally should take you a couple of minutes to have everything setup and completed.
If you have store bought almond milk, you could easily take the box and just throw it in the freezer. If you make your own, then you need to put it in a freezer safe container and then place inside the refrigerator.
The step above would be the one and only step people would have to follow, but I generally advise people to label their containers with the date before placing it in the freezer. The reason behind this is that you will have an idea how long it has been sitting in the freezer and you won’t have to be guessing if it has been sitting in the freezer for 2 months or 2 years.
Thawing Frozen Almond Milk
When you are ready to enjoy your frozen almond milk you are going to have to thaw it out before use. The defrosting process is not very difficult, as you can take the container or package out of the freezer and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. After a couple of hours, it should be totally melted and all you need to do is give it a good shake.
If you are planning to use the almond milk right away, you can let it sit at room temperature until it is fully defrosted. In a rush? You could take the container and run it under water from the kitchen pipe or throw it in the microwave and use the defrost option.
Whichever option you use, always remember to give it a shake, as it could become separated while thawing out and you want it to have the original consistency.