Almond milk is a popular plant-based milk that many people use as a dairy free alternative. Whether you have a surplus of almond milk that you want to store for later or you want to buy almond milk in bulk, you may be wondering if it’s possible to freeze almond milk.
Can you freeze almond milk?
Can almond milk be frozen? The short answer is yes, but there’s are a few things you need to know before you can put it in your freezer.
To figure this out you may want to consider how almond milk is made. It’s basically almonds and water, blended together to created a slurry. That slurry is then strained of large solids and the remaining liquid is almond milk.
Since the almond and water aren’t technically combined, they may separate when frozen. This is totally normal, and freezing almond milk won’t necessarily ruin the milk, but it may affect the texture and consistency once it’s thawed.
Keep in mind that almond milk contains water, which can expand when frozen and cause the milk to separate. This can result in a grainy or watery texture once it’s thawed, but it won’t make a difference if you’re using it in a recipe.
How to freeze almond milk:
If you want to freeze almond milk, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that the milk stays fresh and maintains its flavor as much as possible.
Store it properly
Use an airtight container to store the almond milk. This will prevent any air from getting in and causing freezer burn. Make sure the container has enough space for the almond milk to expand as it freezes.
Label the container with the date that you froze the almond milk so that you can keep track of how long it’s been in the freezer, and so it’s easier to identify later.
Thaw it safely
Thaw the almond milk properly: When you’re ready to use the almond milk, take it out of the freezer and place it in the refrigerator to thaw. It’s important to thaw the almond milk slowly in the refrigerator rather than at room temperature, as this will help to maintain its flavor and texture.
How to use almond milk after it’s been frozen
Once the almond milk is thawed, give it a good shake or stir to help reincorporate anything that separated while it was frozen.
Once the almond milk is thawed, it’s best to use it within 3-5 days. I also wouldn’t suggest refreezing the almond milk.
The best way to use frozen almond milk is in cooking or baking, because it will mask the imperfect texture of the thawed milk.
You can even incorporate it into smoothies or use it to make oatmeal, but I wouldn’t really suggest drinking it due to the texture.
Recipes to use extra almond milk:
Published: March 22, 2022. Updated: March 22, 2023.
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