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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:25 AM
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Is it safe to freeze milk beyond it's expiration date?
Say you have milk that expires in three days. Can you freeze it for two weeks, thaw it out, and it won't be spoiled?

That would be great. :)
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:27 AM
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1. I have done it with milk before, but it has to be cardboard containers...
no plastic containers because they will expand and crack. Otherwise, yes...keep it frozen and it will last a VERY long time
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SofaKingLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:32 AM
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2. If the jug isnt' full, it shouldn't crack.
I use them as ice blocks for fishing trips. You can fill them about 4/5 and freeze them.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:32 AM
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3. I can't believe it took me so long to figure this out.
I assume that it is okay in plastic as long as it does not crack.

Thanks, TK421. :)
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:39 AM
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6. It's what us poor folks do to survive on a shitty salary....hope it helps
My grandmother was VERY frugal about things like that...and she used to keep a bunch of it in a freezer in the basement. Perhaps they would be fine in plastic ( I had a bad experience once when I stocked up on food because of an impending blizzard ).
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:33 AM
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4. What the fuck, Floogledy. Use your imagination whether the milk is good.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:35 AM
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5. If it's all the same to you . . .
. . . I'll use my nose instead! ;)
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:40 AM
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7. Come on, kids! Both of you, drink your milk so you'll be strong and
Edited on Wed Mar-29-06 12:46 AM by Radio_Lady
healthy.

We freeze milk all the time. The cardboard containers will bulge a little bit and if doing this with milk in plastic bottles, you do have to remove a couple of cups per gallon (put in another plastic container) or the container can rupture.

Also, remember to put the container on something flat (a dinner plate?) and put a couple of dish towels between the plate and the defrosting container. They can "sweat" something awful and they still have "bowled" sides.

We learned all this from experience. We travel a good deal and always have something that has to be frozen or defrosted. Don't know how my grandparents lived without refrigerators! (My grandfather sold butter, eggs and cheese and those used to get put in the "ice box"!)

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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:53 AM
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9. I didn't look back...
Edited on Wed Mar-29-06 01:01 AM by BikeWriter
far enough to see where this thread was coming from. You're giving good advice, Sweety.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:45 AM
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8. Okay, Brother. I'm asking you to watch my back for a few days.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 01:00 AM
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10. You got it.
You're covered. ;)
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 01:05 AM
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11. Okay, thank you.Floogeldy. I'll try not to get too stupid.
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