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Opinions on Freezing Milk


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Opinions on Freezing Milk

sivyaleah | Mar 2, 2006 08:38 AM

My husband and I are the only ones in our home. I work all week, and only use milk on the weekends for coffee and cereal. My husband doesn't usually drink milk at all, unless his chocolate soy milk has run out.

I prefer buying organic lowfat milk, just well, because. But that's neither here nor there. The problem is, that when I buy a container Saturday morning, that by the next weekend, it's gone bad of course. And, the organic milk is only available in 1/2 gallons or larger, at least where I shop in my neighborhood.

I usually keep a small container of 1/2 & 1/2 around (or occassionally there is cream in the house for other purposes), since it keeps much longer but, we both try and watch our fat intake so I try not to load up on it.

I've bought Parmalot to keep in an emergency but frankly, don't care for it much. The organic milk I purchase has a longer shelf life until you open it, but once opened it goes bad like any other milk and, since we don't drink 1/2 gallon of milk in a week - I feel like I'm throwing money down the sink all the time.

So it occurred to me, would the milk do ok frozen? I'm not big on the whole stocking up in the freezer thing other than for meat. I do feel it degrades the quality of a lot of products and I'm concerned the milk won't hold up too well.

Am I totally wrong? Would it be ok? It would be so much more economical for me. Anyone ever do this?



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