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Can you freeze box of wine , butter , milk , juice etc before you leave ?

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Lilyloo Fri 26-Jun-09 21:14:50

Just wondering what all this tastes like and does it defrost quickly enough ?

bea Fri 26-Jun-09 22:02:57

juice... if not concentrate would be fine... milk i think should be okay... not sure about the rest!

spicemonster Fri 26-Jun-09 22:09:23

Can't see why you couldn't freeze wine or juice, milk and butter you can definitely

smallchange Fri 26-Jun-09 22:10:04

Organised people with more self-control than me who have leftover wine freeze it in small portions to use in cooking. I suspect you couldn't freeze a lot for drinking though.

I'm pretty sure you can freeze butter. Milk is also fine.

shinyshoes Fri 26-Jun-09 22:11:59

butter is fine as is milk and juice. Wine however isn't very nice once frozen, I did this during maternity when DH was opening bottles to have a glass and a week later it would stil be sitting there.

I froze the wine in portions ready for adding to cooking and drunk one, just to see what it was like. It was rank and someone on here told me you're not supposed to drink frozen wine.

Sheeta Fri 26-Jun-09 22:12:26

you can def freeze milk. my weird parents buy litres of it and defrost on a daily basis hmm

Make a couple of meals and freeze (chilli or curry) and then they will act as massive ice packs for the trip, be defrosted when you need them, and you get a gorgeous, hassle-free meal when you get there

Lucycat Fri 26-Jun-09 22:16:02

yep to all of the above!

or just drink the wine as it can go a bit weird

supersalstrawberry Fri 26-Jun-09 22:39:33

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Lilyloo Fri 26-Jun-09 22:43:03

Right won't risk the wine grin note it was my first grin
A it might not defrost in time
B it may be spoilt

everything else ok !!!

bran Fri 26-Jun-09 22:48:17

There's no real reason to freeze wine anyway, it doesn't need to be preserved. When you need to chill it then pop in a bottle of frozen water or the frozen milk that you will be using the following morning.

hf128219 Fri 26-Jun-09 22:51:29

Well my reason for freezing all of the above is to keep fresh food items cold. Like a Fridge! Do it all the time for camping/sailing trips.

If you want a 'mobile fridge' freeze big bottles of water and boxes of white wine. Works a treat!

Lilyloo Fri 26-Jun-09 22:52:40

hf do you drink the wine ? Is it ok ?

supersalstrawberry Fri 26-Jun-09 22:53:14

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PortAndLemon Fri 26-Jun-09 22:53:18

Butter, milk, juice all fine. Wine not such a good plan.

LyraSilvertongue Fri 26-Jun-09 22:54:14

Freeze everything but the wine.

hf128219 Fri 26-Jun-09 22:54:32

We drink anything! Seriously - it tastes fine. smile

Lilyloo Fri 26-Jun-09 22:55:27

grin supersal

supersalstrawberry Fri 26-Jun-09 22:57:45

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helsbels4 Fri 26-Jun-09 22:58:20

My wine never hangs around long enough to be frozen wink but I do cook meals before we go and freeze them. If you do a bbq with fresh stuff the first night then by the second, you're frozen meal is defrosted nicely and it has kept everything else cool. Genius wink

supersalstrawberry Fri 26-Jun-09 22:58:39

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hf128219 Fri 26-Jun-09 23:06:49

Get one of those hand warmer type things and wrap it round the wine?

For supersalstrawberry, what about [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wine-Warmer-Chiller-Gift-Set/dp/B000Y9OGNO/ref=sr127?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&q id=1246081353&sr=8-27 these?

Here, sorry.

northmetking Sat 27-Jun-09 07:32:02

To keep wine etc a little cooler, you could try the "terracotta pot" low-tech fridge. You take two terracotta pots, one bigger than the other. Put the smaller one inside the bigger one, and fill the gap between with sand. Pour water into the sand and the inner pot will act as a alittle cool box.

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