There are many questions online if it’s possible to freeze buttermilk. I wanted to try it out and I must say that it is definitely fine. The texture might be different after thawed, but there are several ways on how to fix this small problem. Just continuously whisk it and you’re good to go.
Freezing buttermilk will save you time if you need to cook dishes that require it. You don’t need to worry if you don’t have extra time to go to the supermarket or if you’re in a hurry preparing meals. If you had enough supply of frozen buttermilk, then you will never experience the aforementioned scenarios.
You would say that there are substitutes if you don’t have buttermilk in your kitchen. But I must say that nothing beats the creaminess and delicious buttery taste of it. If you’re more of a baker, you can make cakes and pastries as moist as possible with the frozen buttermilk.
If you noticed, buttermilk is sold in big cartons which give you more than enough for your recipe. However, it could be a problem, too. Admit it or not, we don’t use buttermilk in our daily cooking, which means that there is much leftover that leads to spoilage.
It is not surprising because buttermilk has short shelf life. So if you decided to freeze buttermilk, make sure that you put them in small containers or in an ice cube tray. There are many households out there that have tried this procedure.
My brother likes to bake so much that I always see this in the fridge. Don’t get me wrong. You can’t just throw it in the freezer and leave it just like that.
There’s a recipe that you have to follow in order to achieve the great experience. And like what I’ve mentioned earlier, it’s best to use ice cube trays for right measurements. If this is your first time to freeze something, try 1 cup of the ingredient first and segregate it in small portions.
Another reminder is to list down the buttermilk dishes that you’ll be cooking in a week. This will help you save time with the measurement. Just don’t forget to put labels on them.
If these good points are still unconvincing for you, you can just recycle the leftover buttermilk to a recipe or two. Or better yet, experiment on your own recipe. This will make you enjoy your kitchen more.
Like what I said, most recipes need a small amount of buttermilk only. So extending the shelf life of buttermilk is a good idea. Here’s how:
How to freeze buttermilk?
- Use 1 cup of buttermilk.
- Put it into ice trays.
- While waiting for it to freeze, label the freezer containers. Put the number of cubes and the expiration date.
- When they’re done, transfer to the freezer container.
- Put them back to the freezer. It can last for as long as 3 months.
- If you’re ready to thaw, put them in a sealed bag then leave in a bowl of hot water.
- If it’s completely melted, mix the buttermilk to achieve the desired consistency.
Tips and Reminders
- If usage of buttermilk can’t be compromised, use a different option to avoid leftover. There is powdered buttermilk available in the supermarket.
- Frozen buttermilk is not good for drinking but for cooking alone. The taste is not as delicious as before.
- Freeze small batches in order to avoid waste.
If buttermilk is the star of your kitchen, then you should try these recipes. They’re easy and fun to prepare. Even kids will enjoy making them with you.
Buttermilk Coconut Bars
This is a perfect treat for all ages. It’s a good way to use your extra buttermilk. There’s a bit of spice in the crust that makes it really good.
Bibb and Radish Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
With the power of parsley, garlic, and mayonnaise – adding up the creaminess of buttermilk – there’s nothing you could ask for. This dressing is perfect with the crispiness of the radishes. I bet you can’t stop after trying this.
Tender and Easy Buttermilk Waffles
Everybody likes waffles that are crispy outside and tender on the inside. Compared to the ordinary waffle recipe, you don’t need to separate the egg yolk from the egg white in this recipe. It’s easy to make and is best for breakfast.