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Mar 21, 2011 03:26 PM

OK to freeze non-dairy milks?

I have a friend who was recently diagnosed dairy intolerant (it's the whey and casein that are the troublemakers, not the lactose), so I've been experimenting with soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk, etc. Many recipes call for less than a quart--it is OK to freeze non-dairy milk if I transfer it from its original carton?

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  1. I don't see why you can't freeze non dairy milks. Just to share my one experience, though, I froze some opened soy milk in its container (I was going away and didn't want it to sit in the fridge for 3 weeks). When I returned and defrosted the milk, the texture and flavor had changed, didn't like the changes, so ended up throwing it out. I can't comment on other dairy free milks, but I think some people on the board have had success with freezing opened coconut milk. You could call the company that makes the "milk" and ask if their product holds up to transferring/ freezing. Just a thought. :)