Can you freeze butter? The answer is Yes!

Yes, you can!! You can safely freeze butter, according to usdairy.com you can freeze unsalted butter for 5 months and salted butter for 9 months with proper storage. Proper storage is wrapping it in foil or putting it in a plastic freezer bag and when you thaw it make sure to thaw it in the refrigerator. If you go to the US Department of Agriculture it doesn’t specifically address butter but it says dairy products are safe up to 6 months. You will get varied answers depending on what site you go to but I think butter would be safe to freeze for several months.

You can freeze butter

Butter is getting more expensive so when I find butter for a really good price I buy several and put in my freezer, I’ve had butter in my freezer for several months and it has always been fine to use after it’s thawed out. I know some articles recommend putting butter in a freezer bag to keep the butter from absorbing odors but I just stack mine and I always rotate so the oldest is on the top and when you need one you just grab the box on the top. If you need to use it right away and it’s frozen you can microwave (very carefully) try 10 seconds at a time flipping it over each time, continue until it’s soft.

As you can see I don’t even buy the same brand all the time, whatever is cheapest. We use a lot of butter in baking so I always try to have at least 3 or 4 boxes in the freezer. I have read that you can freeze other dairy products like milk and eggs but have not tried to freeze either of those so I can’t give you any honest advice.

I keep bacon in the freezer, just thaw it in the refrigerator and it tastes great, especially if you cook it my favorite way: Cook Bacon in the Oven, it is the only way to cook bacon! I also freeze bananas, we always end up with a couple bananas that are too ripe to eat so I freeze them to make banana bread later on. You don’t have to put them in a bag or peel them just put them in whole, preferably on a top shelf so they don’t get lost. What interesting things are you putting in the freezer, we would like to know?

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