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Jun 6, 2011 07:13 PM

My half and half froze...

My fridge was a little too cold (I had to crank it up for my ice cream maker bowl to get cold enough, and sadly my fridge does not have separate temp controls for the freezer), and an unopened half and half container I had in the back froze. I have since turned down the temperature and it is unfrozen, but I'm wondering if it is no longer usable because of the freezing. Thoughts?

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  1. It should be fine. Milk, buttermilk, cream can all be frozen and thawed for later use successfully. You might want to give it a shake first in case there was any separation (more an issue with lower-fat dairy, I suspect).

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    1. re: Caitlin McGrath

      Is this true, that cream can be frozen? I used to have a fridge that would sometimes decide to turn the top shelf into a freezer, freezing my (35%) cooking cream - after this I noticed it was useless in coffee (it would separate in the coffee, which would have lumps and visible oil slicks on top). I chucked out about $30 of cream over a month long period...could I have saved it???

      1. re: montrealeater

        The more fatty the cream, the better it freezes.