Is it true that freezing milk stops it from spoiling as quickly?

See subject. Thanks.


Yes, but it also destroys the homogenization, so you get bits of milkfat floating around in it when it unfreezes. Harmless, but eurgh!

helpful hints…

  1. remove a glass full from the jug before freezing so the milk has room to expand

  2. the lid will pop off a jug in just a minute or two when you bring it out of the freezer due to the rapid expansion of air in the jug. You’ll never see the lid again… trust me!

  3. the milk will keep up to say… six months.

  4. what Q.E.D said… in the freezer it’ll look yellow/brown but’ll be fine

And all this time I’ve been refrigerating my milk like a sucker.

Assuming cow milk is basically the same as human – breastfeeding mothers are given the 5-5-5 rule. Breastmilk will keep for 5 hours on the counter, 5 days in the refrigerator, and 5 months in the freezer.

You don’t have to worry about this if you buy your milk in bags. Just leave the bags out on the counter and they’ll thaw. :slight_smile: