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What can't you freeze?

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2015mom Thu 27-Apr-17 12:23:40

There are so many things you can freeze so I thought it would Bebee easier to ask what I cannot freeze.

I wanted to make my groceries last longer and was looking at things I could freeze so they don't end up in the bin.

I know you can't freeze water vegetables like Celery, Cucumber.

I am not sure about plain yoghurt/Greek style yoghurt - can I freeze it?

Eggs cannot be frozen in the shell but I have been told I can freeze once mixed? Is that right?

Any other tips please can you share

Camnico Fri 28-Apr-17 09:49:05

Hey, you can freeze yoghurt.
You can freeze egg white (out shell fine) The gelation property of egg yolk causes it to thicken or gel when frozen. If you freeze them as they are, egg yolks will eventually become so gelatinous. To help this gelation, beat in either 1/8 teaspoon salt or 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar or corn syrup per 1/4 cup of egg yolks

Or you can mix them and put them in raw too.

Dairy freezes horribly.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 28-Apr-17 09:51:10

We freeze yoghurt but eat it frozen like ice cream.

Bananas

tb Fri 28-Apr-17 12:14:56

Strawberries and tomatoes. They contain so much water that the cells burst on freezing. When thawed, this just turns to mush.

JugglingMum17 Fri 28-Apr-17 12:53:08

Thanks guys that is very useful information.

I've got a bag of frozen strawberries and raspberries from the shop... never defrosted them fully though because we just use in nutribullet

JugglingMum17 Fri 28-Apr-17 13:12:19

Can you freeze pasta/spaghetti?

Camnico Fri 28-Apr-17 14:43:18

Pasta doesn't freeze well. If it was mixed it with something then it might be okay but if just make the pasta when you need it

Wordsaremything Fri 28-Apr-17 18:06:05

Frozen bananas are great in smoothies !

JugglingMum17 Fri 28-Apr-17 18:06:08

Yeah I usually cook pasta and have stuff mixed in like peppers or mushrooms and peppers or peppers and tuna... maybe I should try a little bit and see how it is

disastrouslee Fri 28-Apr-17 18:08:11

DH freezes celery to be used in cooking. It just can't be eaten raw.

JugglingMum17 Fri 28-Apr-17 20:50:30

Thanks for that tip. I only use it in cooking so at least I know I can chop and freeze.

I am going to try and chop and freeze as much as I can because it's such a huge time saver too when cooking

With two children under 19 months I need all the time saving tips I can get haha

isthistoonosy Fri 28-Apr-17 20:59:39

We freeze milk, yogurt, cheese (soft and hard), margarin, butter - all fine for eating cooked or raw.

Pasta, noodles, rice are fine if already mixed with the sauce.

Veg is fine provided you plan to cook it.

Pototos, and all root veg keep for months (unfrozen) if you have a good storage place, dark, not damp, and the veg can 'breath'.

Decsbetterhalf Fri 28-Apr-17 20:59:47

Great thread! You can freeze chopped banana

Chewbecca Fri 28-Apr-17 22:28:00

We freeze excess cherry toms, they're no good for eating in a salad or whatever but good for souped, pasta sauces or Italian fish type dishes

JugglingMum17 Sat 29-Apr-17 00:12:21

Thank you that's great .. thank you for your help everybody

TheDowagerCuntess Sat 29-Apr-17 00:39:56

Fresh chillis freeze perfectly - I tried this on a whim a few years ago, and it's brilliant. You can buy a bunch and throw them in the freezer to use as and when.

Peeled garlic also freezes perfectly.

I buy vacuum-packed bags of pre-peeled garlic from the market, tip them into a plastic storage box and keep it in the freezer.

No fiddly peeling, and much better than the pre-chopped jarred stuff.

Sorry, I know you wanted stuff that doesn't freeze, but wanted to share the chilli/garlic goodness.

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TheDowagerCuntess Sat 29-Apr-17 00:41:01

Possibly not so useful for under-2s grin

Tortycat Sat 29-Apr-17 00:50:53

Frozen grapes are nice ice cold, or even popped into fruity drinks as ice cubes

Tortycat Sat 29-Apr-17 00:51:48

Oh and frozen ginger you can just grate into things, no need to peel

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