Man Cracks Eggs Into An Ice Cube Tray. The Reason Is Brilliant

Dairy products can be expensive so when they are on sale it’s wise to stock up on your favorites.  While many dairy items do not keep long after being purchased or opened, there is a way to store and preserve your dairy stockpile.  YouTube favorite HouseholdHacker explains that by freezing dairy products you can extend their shelf life and shows how to best go about doing it.  Here is a breakdown of what works for common dairy items.

Milk can be frozen for 1-2 months and coffee creamer for up to 6 months.  Thaw milk in the refrigerator for a day or two and be sure to shake it up before using because it will have separated.  Cheese is a bit more difficult to freeze because the texture can be affected.  While most cheese is freezable, Parmesan works best, and shredded cheese is the way to go because blocks tend to get dry and crumbly.

Shredded cheese can be stored for 2-3 months, then thaw it out in the refrigerator before using and that should help retain its original texture.  Salted butter can last 6-8 months if wrapped well and unsalted only a month.  Make sure there is nothing in the freezer with a strong smell or pungent odor because you risk having the butter pick it up and tasting like that.

Greek yogurt freezes well for a couple of months, then thaw it and stir well before enjoying.  You can make yogurt pops by sticking a popsicle stick in the container top before freezing or pour the yogurt in an ice cube tray and use them in smoothies.  Full fat cream cheese can be frozen but results vary when thawed as to texture depending on the brand you buy.  Use it right away once it has been thawed in dips, sauces, and baked dishes.

Finally, eggs can be frozen by cracking one egg into each individual ice cube slot on the tray.  After they freeze completely simply pop out of the tray, store in a freezer bag, and have them on hand for when a recipe calls for only one egg.

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