Are you lactose intolerant? Well, almond milk is not only lactose-free but also nutritious. It is one of the best alternatives to lactose-free milk. Certainly, if you are vegan or vegetarian, you’ll like it.
But what will you do if you have bought too much at a sale? The first thing that comes to mind will be freezing.
Can you freeze almond milk? If you’re still a bit hesitant or unsure about the process, let’s find out more about this subject so that we can be certain.
Almond milk is a plant-based alternative to dairy products that is made by toasting and grinding almond nuts before being mixed with filtered water. It’s also all natural, as no artificial ingredients have been added.
The vitamins and minerals that you get are mostly natural, taken from the almonds, but some are added. All of the products I have seen in the grocery store indicate that they are made from responsibly grown almonds and are GMO-free.
Almond milk is also the basic ingredient of the popular Badam milk in India.
Freezing will help you to save time and you’ll be able to use up your almond milk in the next few days.
I want to stress that you can freeze this milk, but the manufacturers tend to disagree.
So, should we freeze it?
Here is what the manufacturers say:
- They insist that the stability and smoothness of their milk is badly affected by the freezing and defrosting procedure. You will notice that the milk is altered as there is an irregular separation of the almond mix.
- This irregular separation will alter its smoothness and degrade the way it looks.
- On top of that, the flavor and color will be affected too. After the thawing process, its shelf life is also greatly shortened.
However, freezing doesn’t need to have a negative impact on the nutritional worth or safety of the almond milk. Maybe this is why a lot of people still tend to freeze their almond milk.
The manufacturer’s negative recommendation doesn’t really have a big impact on the consumers, who prioritize in terms of the safety and nutrition of milk nowadays, and go on what the milk tastes like and looks like!
- The bottom line is, it is up to our own personal choice, and many people have been able to freeze almond milk successfully.
Try it out!
To be honest, frozen almond milk is not a delicious drink. Forget about nutrition! I prefer to drink almond milk fresh, but here are some tricks that you may find useful if you do decide to freeze it.
- You can use it for baking or cooking purposes
You won’t notice the taste of the milk if it is already mixed in with other ingredients. At the same time, it will still serve its purpose. It is a good idea to try to experiment with different brands. You will be surprised to know that some almond milk freeze quickly, while others take a long time.
A lot of people say they have frequently frozen almond milk frequently without any problems. Freezing is a particular good option for people who make their own almond milk, since homemade milk has a shorter shelf life.
- Make some frozen beverages
Are you fond of frozen beverages? I know that kids just love them. Ice drops, ice cubes, ice popsicles and ice candy are just a few of the popular ones that beat the summer heat. I am sure that frozen almond milk will also be a big hit, and there is no need to thaw it!
- Use an airtight container when you are freezing your milk, as it will stop your milk from absorbing the odors of your fridge.
- If you freeze it in the original packaging, make sure you pour out a little bit of the milk as almond milk mix has more water, which will expand during the freezing process.
- Freeze it in small portions, as it will be easier for you if you intend to use it for baking or cooking.
- Do not thaw your almond milk and then freeze it again!
So what do you think, have you learned some new ideas from this article? The good news is you can successfully freeze almond milk and use it. Try it and find out for yourself!
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