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How To Freeze Butter

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Can you freeze butter is a common question and one I am about to answer? When it comes to kitchen staples that can give us a full amazing flavor for our food. You can’t go wrong with butter in your cooking and baking. The cost of real quality butter can run high making many families turn to cheaper alternatives like margarine. To get the most for your money, buy butter on sale and store it in your freezer until you are ready to use it. Freezing butter is a great way to keep the cost down on this healthier more flavorful cooking fat option. Let’s explore how to freeze butter.

To freeze butter simply move cold butter to a freezer or vacuum-sealed bag leaving the wax paper on. This will protect the butter from freezer burn and from picking up the other flavors and odors of your freezer. Butter loves to soak up other flavors making it important to seal it off from everything else. A freezer container that can be opened and closed is a great option if you will be removing the butter stick by stick. 

how to freeze butter

How Long Can You Freeze Butter

Make sure to freeze butter with at least 1 week remaining on its use by date. Butter can remain frozen for 6 months and should be kept in the back of the freezer where it will not be affected by the door opening causing the edges to thaw repeatedly.

how to freeze butter

To thaw butter simply pull it out of the freezer and place in your butter dish on the counter or inside your refrigerator overnight. If you need to melt the butter for a recipe you can move the butter directly from the freezer to your pan for melting. 

Butter can be used as normal after freezing and will last about a week after thawing. Thawed butter will have the same texture and flavor as fresh butter provided it was properly stored to protect it from odors and thawing in the freezer.  

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