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Freezing milk in ice-cube trays for smoothies?

Just a moment ago, while in the shower, I got what I think is a very clever solution to problem:

I recently switched to grass-fed, organic raw milk.
The brand I feel most comfortable with only comes in 1 gallon sizes.
I can't drink that much milk a week.

So, instead of having unused milk go to waste, I was thinking I'd freeze it in ice-cube trays, and use that in my Vitamix when making smoothies.

I typically add several ounces of grass fed heavy cream, and frozen cantaloupe so I'm hoping the consistency won't be too off.

By chance, has anyone here ever frozen milk? Any ideas, suggestions, thoughts?

Thanks,
Mike

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  1. Milk freezes fine. Just make sure to let it thaw completely (in fridge, of course) and give it a good shake. Thinking your smoothies will be very rich, since only water will the the ice crystals in the milk.

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    1. re: kseiverd

      I can't wait to try this out! I'm actually going to toss the cubes of frozen milk into my vitamix. I'm sure with enough heavy cream and maybe a banana, it should be a really rich and delicious frozen treat!

    2. I would half fill ziploc bags and freeze it that way, as opposed to having milk open to freezer air.
      Then just crack the milk and add chunks to the VM.

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      1. re: Kris in Beijing

        Great idea!

        I filled a snack-size ziplock with 4oz of milk, then straddled it over a knife in a plastic container, so I would have (2) two ounce pieces (easier to blend)!!!

        Thank you for the inspiration!!!

        Mike

         
      2. ---------- or get a set of those sealed popsicle molds and freeze the milk in them...

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        1. re: Mild Bill

          Or Dixie cups and Saranwrap.
          [and all-brand name recommendation!]

        2. Heavy cream in a smoothie, how decadent.

          1. However, it seems that you may lose some of the value of raw milk:

            http://bit.ly/10sQBEL

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            1. re: Kris in Beijing

              Wow! Excellent link !!!!

              I will make sure to rotate any frozen milk to minimize the length of freeze-time.

              Even if it's not as awesome and raw-fresh, it's still organic, grass fed.

              Because I had soo much milk, I cooked some rice in milk (yes, I realize that totally destroys the raw-ness of it),

              Thanks again,
              Mike