Do You Know There Are 20 Foods You Can Freeze?

There are foods you can freeze and there are some that you should not. However, it all depends on the method of preservation required. Preserving or storing foods at home requires no technical know-how. It is an innate intuition and default attitude that every individual can exhibit as long as the individual detests wasting food.

All foods require storing and preservation but not all food is stored the same way. Some foods are kept in humid temperatures, while some require arid temperatures. Some are stored in barns, some in lockers, some in fridges, and some using chemicals.

In recent times, the freezer is popularly used to preserve all kinds of foods. There are however some foods that you thought you could not freeze. Shocking? Let me show you some of these foods.

In this complete list of foods you can freeze, you will see many foods you did not know you could freeze. Ride with me as I show you.

1. Eggs

Eggs

One food you did not know you could freeze is the egg. Strange right? Eggs can be refrigerated be it raw i.e. before their shell is cracked. When cracked, it can put poured out into a suitable bag before putting it into the fridge.

2. Butter

Only a few people know about freezing butter. Butter will not spoil when frozen rather it gets better preserved. But if placed in the open where it can come in contact with heat, it melts. This means you can buy as many as possible butter brands depending on your taste and cravings. Allowing butter to melt makes it lose its original taste but when frozen, the real taste remains. Always remember to bring it out for some minutes before the time of consumption.

3. Buttermilk

Another food you did not know you can freeze, is buttermilk. Buttermilk can be frozen for up to three months without losing its context and texture, taste, and quality. Just give the buttermilk a decent shake and empty it into an ice solid shape plate by the tablespoon. Whenever they are frozen, pop the blocks into a ziplock plastic cooler pack.

4. Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is another item that’s easy to freeze since it doesn’t require any additional preparation prior to being put into your freezer.

Simply transfer mayonnaise into an airtight container and place it in the back of your freezer where there isn’t much temperature fluctuation (such as near the door). Mayonnaise can last for up to three months in the freezer before its texture starts changing significantly.

SEE: How to Freeze Mayonnaise to Extend Its Shelf Life

5. Apple Pie

Realy, you can freeze Apple Pie? Absolutely yes. If you have leftover apple pie, you can freeze it and eat it later. To prevent soggy crusts, place your baked pie in a freezer bag and seal it tightly before placing it in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat it, remove it from the freezer bag. Let it thaw completely before baking at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes or until hot all the way through.

SEE: How to Freeze an Apple Pie

6. Flour

Storing your flour in the freezer prevents it from getting damaged by insects or pests. Your flour can last for as long as two years in the fridge without losing its quality. Fortunately, no matter the cold, it does not get solidify. This helps you to be able to scoop from it anytime you need it. Take note to let it come to room temperature before using the flour to avoid spoiling your broth.

7. Nuts

Nuts seem too tough to freeze? No, it does not. Freezing your nuts requires you to get a resealable bag or plastic that can be placed in the fridge. Placing your nuts in the fridge needs extra caution as you must not put your nut beside any other hard-scented ingredient such as onion because nuts are prone to taking the smell around them over time. You can assuredly leave your nuts in the freezer for as long as 6 months.

SEE: Do Walnuts Go Bad? See What You Didn’t Know About Your Favorite Nuts

8. Cheese

Cheese is a food you are not sure you can freeze. All types of cheese can be frozen such as Swiss, Cheddar, brick cheese, etc. When cheese is frozen, it becomes hard to slice and the texture might be mealy. To freeze your cheese, put it in an air-tight pack before placing it in the fridge. And it must be eaten within 6-9 months. You can also grate your cheese before freezing depending on how you want your cheese to appear after freezing.

SEE: Can You Freeze Papa Murphy’s Pizzas and Bake Them After?

9. Dates

Dates are one of the oldest food items known to man. They contain potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron — all essential nutrients for good health. Dates also contain fiber that helps keep your digestive system functioning properly. No serious procedure. Simply put them in a freezer-safe container to freeze.

Although dates will last long if you store them properly at room temperature, freezing helps prevent early spoilage and infestation by maggots, bugs, and insects.

10. Honey

Honey is a delicious sweetener that can be added to a variety of dishes. It is also very versatile and works for many different types of recipes. However, taking honey out of the jar and placing it in the freezer will help preserve its flavor and texture for years to come.

SEE: How to Preserve Honey With Freezer

11. Coffee

Coffee is an excellent food item for freezing. It can last for a very long time in the freezer, but it’s best used within 6 months of preservation. Make sure you have an airtight container if you’re intending to freeze coffee. This will protect your freezer from freezer burn and moisture damage.

SEE: How to Get the Most Out of Your Coffee

12. Onions

Onions: Foods You Did Not Know You Could Freeze

Did you go to the market to purchase a basket of onions or do you have a bulb of onion that you used just half of it and you need to preserve? Fear not because onions can be frozen. Irrespective of the type of onions.

You can exclusively freeze onions by setting slashed onions on a material-lined plate and popping it in the cooler. At the point when onions are frozen, move them into cooler compartments or packs. To utilize, get or scoop out however many onions as you need. For those not peeled, you can freeze them just like that and they will be well preserved.

13. Tomatoes

Tomato: Foods You Did Not Know You Could Freeze

To freeze your tomatoes, you need to thoroughly wash them in clean water. Your tomatoes can be frozen with peels or without peels. To freeze with peels wash thoroughly in clean water. Select the best of the tomatoes and discard the rotten ones. After washing, place your tomatoes on the cooking sheets and freeze.

To freeze your tomatoes without peels, wash gently under clean water. Put them in boiled water for about one minute, then place them on cookie sheets and freeze.

SEE: Superb Tomato Sauce Alternatives You Can Get Around

14. Croissants

Croissants are finest eaten just out of the oven. If you happen to have extra croissants on your hands, don’t throw them away. Instead, keep them frozen until you’re ready to consume them. Before freezing, you can simply put them in plastic wrap. They can be kept in the refrigerator for a long time (but not too long).

SEE:  How to Preserve Your Croissants and keep them Fresh

15. Fresh Strawberry

Fresh strawberries are delicious but also incredibly perishable. They are great in winter when there’s no fresh fruit available, but strawberries are expensive when they’re out of season and in limited supply at grocery stores and farmer’s markets. The solution? Freeze your own.

SEE: How to Freeze Fresh Strawberry

16. Cherries

Cherries are delicious and have many health benefits, but they are only available for a few weeks each year. To preserve the freshness of cherries, you can freeze them in your freezer. You will need to blanch them first, which means you boil them for about 30 seconds with water. Then you remove the pits and place them in an airtight plastic bag for freezing.

SEE: What You Need to Know About Freezing Cherries

17. Corn on Cob

To preserve your corn on the cob in the freezer, simply remove the husks and silk from each ear of corn before placing it in a freezer-safe container or baggie. They’ll stay in your freezer for up to three months before losing texture and flavor.

You may even par-boil your corn before freezing it to extend its shelf life even further! Remember that cooking frozen corn takes longer than cooking fresh corn, so keep a watch on it as it cooks.

SEE: How to Preserve Corn on Cob

18. Lasagna

Lasagna is another item that freezes well. To freeze lasagna, cool it completely, then cut it into squares or rectangles. Wrap each piece individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place them all in a freezer bag or container for storage.

SEE: How to Properly Freeze Lasagna

19. Ham

What about Ham? Well, Ham is another food item that you can freeze. Just cool it completely first so that no bacteria develops during storage or reheating later on. Wrap ham tightly in plastic wrap before putting it into an airtight container or freezer bag for long-term storage; use within two months for best results.

SEE: How to Refreeze Ham the Right Way

20. Egg Salad

Egg salad is one of those items that can be preserved well in the freezer for months. This is an excellent approach to cutting costs on meals. You may prepare a large batch of egg salad and use it for lunches throughout the week.

SEE: How to Freeze Egg Salad

FAQs

Can you freeze vegetables?

Yes, you can freeze your vegetables but not all vegetables can be frozen.

SEE: Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Frozen Vegetables

What foods can be frozen?

Dairy products, Meat, Poultry, Fruit, Vegetables, and more.

Are there any foods you can’t freeze?

Some fats or oils like butter or cream are better not frozen. Water-based substances like stock and sauces should also be avoided.

Conclusion

It’s always a good idea to have a home freezer. It saves money and time, especially if you have plenty of extra room in the freezer for meat, ice cream, and more. And I have listed a few foods that you can freeze to keep them fresh longer.

However, carefully read the information on packages of foods you buy, follow their freezing instructions, use freezer storage times advised, and write the date of freezing on plastic bags or containers with a permanent marker or a calendar date stamp.

For more information about food preparation and preservation, check out my food category on Cheffist.

I hope you found this list of foods you can freeze helpful. Thanks for reading.