Last Updated on July 17, 2022 by Share My Kitchen
You can freeze buttermilk to keep it fresh for later use. Do you have some leftover buttermilk, and you want to save it? Read up on the proper way to do it below.
Is it possible to freeze buttermilk?
There are many great ways to use leftover buttermilk. You can use it for blueberry buttermilk scones and cheddar jalapeno bread. But here’s a secret:
The remaining buttermilk can be frozen, and you won’t ever have to worry about it being wasted again. It is quite easy to freeze, and it will keep for several months in the freezer.
How long will frozen buttermilk last?
Buttermilk can be frozen for up to three months. It will start to clump and congeal after those three months.
How to freeze buttermilk?
Step 1: Divide the buttermilk for freezing
You can portion the buttermilk into 1/4 and 1/2 cups. Then, use zip-top freezer bags, and don’t forget to write the date and the portion size on the bag.
To portion 1/4 cup sizes, you can also use a silicone muffin tray.
Step 2: Freeze for up to 3 months
Place the buttermilk bags on a baking tray, and freeze for 3 hours. The bags can then be rearranged to fit better in your freezer. You can keep the same size portions in one larger zip-top bag.
If you choose to use a silicone muffin pan to make the portions, take the portions out of the pan when they are frozen solid. Then, place them in a large zip-top bag.
How to thaw frozen buttermilk?
One of the advantages of laying the zip-top bags flat when you freeze your buttermilk is the thin layer will thaw quickly. You can just leave it on the countertop for 15-20 minutes.
However, if you are in quite a hurry, you can submerge the frozen buttermilk bag in warm water for 5 minutes.
The consistency of buttermilk will change once it thaws, and you may notice it appears separated. But it will be ready to use in your baked goods if you give it a good whisk.
Also, you can make a quick substitute for buttermilk if you don’t happen to have any on hand.
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