Can you freeze yogurt? The answer is yes, and it can be a great way to save money on groceries.
If you have a large container of yogurt that’s about to expire, or if you can't finish the whole thing before it expires, freezing it can extend the life of your food. Freezing can also help maintain its quality for up to six months after being frozen.
You can freeze just about any type of dairy product: sour cream, cottage cheese, cheese spreads...even butter! In this blog post we'll share the best way to freeze yogurt, how to defrost, and everything you need to know about freezing yogurt.
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How to Freeze Yogurt
If you have a package of unopened yogurt, you can freeze it simply by placing it in the freezer. I like to write the date on the container of when I freeze it so I can keep track of freshness.
This method works for both individual servings of yogurt as well as large containers. You can also use this method for yogurts that come in squeezable packs, like Go-Gurts!
If you have an opened container of yogurt, the best way to freeze it is to scoop it into an ice tray and freeze. Once the ice tray is completely frozen, you can pop the frozen cubes out and put them into a gallon freezer bag like this one (make sure to mark the bag with the date you freeze the yogurt!).
My favorite way to use frozen yogurt cubes is to add them to smoothies.
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How Long Can I Freeze Yogurt?
Frozen yogurt will stay fresh for up to 6 months in the freezer.
Benefits of Freezing Yogurt
My favorite part about freezing yogurt is that it can ultimately save you money on groceries. You can take advantage of grocery store sales and stock up on yogurt!
How to Defrost Frozen Yogurt
To defrost yogurt, place it in the fridge 24 hours before you're planning to use. Once it's defrosted it's ready to use! I don't recommend refreezing yogurt after it thaws though.
How to Use Frozen Yogurt
My favorite way to use frozen yogurt is to add it to my smoothies. I'll add 1-2 cubes into my smoothies in the morning to give it a little extra protein burst. I also find the smoothies come out a little creamier!
If you can't finish the whole thing before it expires, freezing your yogurt can extend its life. Freezing can also help maintain its quality for up to six months after being frozen. The best way is to scoop it into an ice tray and freeze or place it in a freezer bag if you want cubes that are perfect for smoothies!
- Ice Tray (optional)
- Mark the yogurt with the date you plan to freeze it.
- Place it into the freezer for up to 6 months.
- When ready to eat, remove 24 hours prior to eating and thaw in the fridge.
- Scoop the opened yogurt into an ice tray
- Place ice tray into the freezer
- Once the yogurt is frozen, pop the frozen yogurt cubes out of the tray and place into a freezer bag.
- Freeze for up to 6 months.
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