So you couldn’t resist over the holidays, and you bought a big can of coffee creamer? We’ve been there. First up, don’t worry because this is something we all give in to. Coffee creamers are just too good to resist! Secondly, don’t freak out about wasting it because there may be something that you can do.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you want to store a perishable item? Freezing! We are going to speak about that and coffee creamers today to help you save some for later. Let’s begin.
Can you Freeze Coffee Creamer?
That’s a good question. The short answer is yes. But, before you get excited, you must understand that it is not as easy as freezing meat and using it whenever you want to. Coffee creamer comes with its own set of rules that you must follow.
What do the Companies Say?
If you take a look at the labels, most companies mention that coffee creamer is not suitable for freezing. They warn that it may split and get ruined. They also specifically tell you not to freeze it.
But, on the flip side, many people who have tried it have said that it has worked. Frozen coffee creamer is actually good for a few months, and you can use it without qualms provided you follow a few basics.
How to Ensure that Coffee Creamer is Safely Frozen?
To help you with the whole process of freezing coffee creamer, we have come up with a few tips. Be sure to follow them!
- Freeze in the original bottle without worries unless it is a large bottle. You may not need all of it at once. So, transfer into smaller containers or freezer bags for easy use later on.
- Label the bottle with dates so that you remember when you put it in the freezer. This is important to understand until when you can use it. Frozen coffee creamer is usually good for 6 months, but we advise that you use it within 3-4 months.
- If you are freezing multiple bottles, rotate them regularly from front to back so that they are evenly frozen.
- A day before you need the coffee creamer, transfer it to the fridge and let it thaw there. Don’t thaw it at room temperature. After you thaw, do not freeze again. Use it up completely.
- Shake the container well before you use it.
If you read this carefully, you will understand that these are just basic steps that you should remember.
Now, you can stock up on the coffee creamer cans and be set for six jolly months. Go freezing. Go creaming!