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Jun 2, 2011 03:53 PM

Can you re-freeze milk?

I usually buy 1/2 gallon of milk & freeze half of it. I defrosted it today and I just realized that I am going away this weekend and I'd like to take 8 oz or so with me. I don't want it to go bad, so can I freeze it till then?

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  1. I wouldn't. Milk that has been thawed and then re-frozen is at greater risk of bacterial contamination, so unless you plan to use the milk in a cooked dish (strata, cake, mac and cheese or something), I think I'd throw it out.

    Can you quickly bake something with it and freeze that? Otherwise, if you only froze a quart and are taking 8 ounces with you, you're only wasting 24 ounces. Life is too short to eat risky or bad food.