Can You Freeze Buttermilk – How To Freeze Buttermilk

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can you freeze buttermilkEveryone loves a nice piping hot biscuit straight out of the oven.  You can break it open with your fingers and see the steam rise right out of the middle.  The butter melts without having to be spread and it tastes delicious just like that.  For an extra decadent treat you can add a little jam and enjoy it with a cold glass of milk or a nice warm cup of tea.

The problem is that in order to make these biscuits, you have to buy buttermilk and you can’t find it in small sizes.  You usually have to buy a liter at minimum and then figure out what to do with the rest of it.

Can You Freeze Buttermilk?

Fortunately for the decadent baked good lover in all of us, buttermilk can be frozen.

How To Freeze Buttermilk

It is a good idea to freeze it in amounts that will be used for a recipe but if you are not sure what you want to make, besides your biscuits, you can always pour a tablespoon of buttermilk into each cube of an ice cube tray and freeze it that way.  Once the cubes are frozen, pop them out and put them into a freezer bag.  Squeeze as much air out of the bag as you can before placing it back in the freezer.  With pre-measured portions, you will know exactly how much to take out of the freezer when you are ready to use it.

When you are ready to use the buttermilk you can thaw the cubes in the fridge overnight or you can melt them in the microwave at a low setting if you wish to thaw them just prior to use.  Because the solids and whey in buttermilk tend to separate when it is frozen, you will want to whisk it or run it through a blender prior to using it to reconstitute the texture and consistency.

If you are stuck for ways to use the buttermilk in recipes other than biscuits, consider using some for buttermilk pancakes.  You can also make buttermilk cakes or use it to make dressings.  You should not store buttermilk in the freezer for more than about three months.


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