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May 22, 2008 08:33 PM

Extra greek yogurt...freeze it?

I have a couple of tubs of FAGE greek yogurt and realize I will not be able to finish it before expiration dates(s). Can I freeze it or can anyone recommend recipes to use it up so it isnt gone to waste? Thanks in advance.

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  1. I've frozen things like hummus or guacamole that had lots in it. I've kept Fage way past the expiration date and never had it go bad yet. If I get backed up I just make granola parfaits for breakfast every morning until it's gone! Maybe frozen parfaits?

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    1. re: coll

      Ditto here - I have a tub in the fridge right now that I didn't open until over a week past its "expiration" date. I used half then and it's now over a week later, or three weeks total past the printed date. I just checked it and its still perfectly fine.

      One way to use it up fast it to swirl in some of your favorite jam and serve it as parfait for dessert.

      1. re: BobB

        Same here. I kept eating regular generic yogurt for a week and a half after expiration date, and kept expecting something scientific when I opened the containers. Nothing.

        Recipes? Dips, salad dressings, cakes, blended into melted cheese and poured over macaroni.

    2. I use greek yogurt as a starter to make my own yogurt. I take out the 4 T. I need for my first batch and freeze the rest of the greek yogurt for when I need a new starter. The yogurt(greek) freezes beautifully and is just like fresh when I defrost it. I do defrost in the frig overnite, so I'd suggest doing that if your going to freeze it.