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Mar 29, 2012 08:19 PM

Freezing cream and butter

Can good quality butter and cream be frozen? What happens if they are frozen?

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  1. I've never frozen cream, but have successfully frozen butter. When I first got my Vacuseal, butter was on a good sale, plus I had some coupons. I just plopped the entire pound, box and all into the bag, sealed it up, then froze. Even about six months later, when I thawed the last pound of it, it was just as fresh-tasting as the day it went in.

    1. I freeze butter regularly & here’s how I do it.

      If the butter is in sticks in a cardboard container I keep in original packaging & place in a Ziploc bag in the freezer.

      If it’s in a block I cut in smaller sections and place in a glass container with a piece of parchment or wax paper over the butter before closing (to protect from moisture).

      Still tastes fresh when thawed (even after several months) altho one thing I’ve noticed is the extra moisture from condensation.

      Haven’t tried freezing cream but would love to know how that works.

      1. You can freeze cream but you may not be able to whip it after it is thawed. You can still use it for heated applications, like making mashed potatoes or caramel sauce, just not whipping.

        1. I just freeze butter in its box if it is in quarters. It is good for about three months.

          1. I freeze butter at our weekend cottage and I have never noticed a change in taste or texture. I just put the box right in the freezer. (the type with 4 wrapped quarters)

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            1. re: cleobeach

              I do the same and have never noticed any difference and I've left it there for a good six months.