Can you freeze milk?

Yes, you can freeze milk for up to 3 months while maintaining its quality, defrost in the fridge and then consume within 3-4 days.

Last updated 23/03/2020

If you are concerned about milk supply, rest assured the dairy industry continues to produce milk daily and we don’t recommend stock piling milk.

However freezing milk is an option and can be a good idea if it is about to expire. You can also freeze milk in ice cube trays to add to smoothies.

All you need to do is pour a little (approx. 1/2 a cup) out of your plastic bottle or cardboard carton, to allow for expansion, and then put it in the freezer. Milk should be frozen for only about 3 months (Tip: Use a permanent marker to write the date it is going in the freezer).

When you wish to use the milk again, put the bottle or carton back in the fridge for 24 hours to defrost. There may be some separation, so shake the container vigorously to make sure it’s smooth and homogenous before using. Consume thawed milk within 3-4 days.

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