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I absentmindedly put almost an entire quart of whole milk yogurt into the freezer. When I discovered what I'd done, I thought it'd be ruined. But I'm here to report that after thawing it was perfectly fine. I gave it a good stirring. I may freeze it on purpose, from time to time, if I'm going out of town and have some sitting in the fridge.

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  1. Yep, found out the same thing myself recently. Yuo can also freeze & defrost milk with no degradation in quality. So now when I see my favorite milk or yogurt on sale, I stock up and pop them in the chest freezer downstairs.

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    1. re: Chris VR

      Does milk expand, like water, when frozen? I guess what I'm really asking is whether the container should be opened and a little bit poured out before freezing.

      1. re: Deenso

        Well the milk I get is in coated cardboard, so maybe it's got more give, and also I believe those aren't filled as much as plastic containers are, but I haven't had a problem yet

        1. re: Deenso

          Yes, it expands. Just tried it with half and half. And, DO NOT use glass containers either, just in case.

        2. re: Chris VR

          My parents used to freeze milk when they first got a freezer and had 4 children who were all milk drinkers. It made it seperate a bit. It was kind of funny looking.

          1. re: Chris VR

            I read about freezing milk here quite a while ago and have been doing it too. I was always ending up with way more sour milk than I could use. I find it works out fine.