Can You Freeze Carrot Juice?
Much like any other juice, carrot juice is tasty and healthy. Whether you’re drinking it because it’s so delicious or because you’re all about eating and drinking healthy, we’re going to take a look into whether carrot juice can be frozen or not.
After all, when you find good sales, you want to buy as much as you can. Or, if you’re making the carrot juice yourself, you want to be able to make big batches so you don’t worry about always making more.
Can You Freeze Carrot Juice?
Carrot juice is awesome and if you love it as much as we do, then you may want to look into freezing any extras. One of our readers sent us a message about this particular issue:
I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately, and have been buying a variety of different juices to help add more fruits and vegetables to my diet. My kids like the fruity ones and help me finish them, so they never go to waste. However, no one but me likes the vegetable juices, and I often struggle to finish them before they go bad.
Natural juice has a pretty short shelf life, and I keep throwing away at least a quarter of a bottle of each kind I buy. I would like to maybe freeze some of the vegetable juices in smaller containers, so that I could make them last longer, and have a greater variety of choices available to me.
I’m worried that carrot juice won’t freeze well and I’ll be wasting my time. Can you freeze carrot juice?
Sure you can freeze carrot juice! Like most juices, there will be some separation during the freezing process, so don’t be alarmed if it looks like the water is on one end and all the carrot bits are on the other!It’s perfectly normal and will work itself out after being thawed.
Also, be aware that freezing juice can often intensify its flavor. Carrot juice will taste sweeter and have a more intense carrot flavor after being frozen, so you may decide to water it down a bit after thawing it out. That being said, freezing the juice won’t affect the quality of the product.
How to Make Carrot Juice?
Obviously, there are a ton of recipes for carrot juice out there, but for the most part, they have the fact that you use a blender in common.
Carrot juice recipe:
- Peel and chop the carrots. If you’re adding other fruit, like apples or oranges, do the same for them.
- Place the ingredients in a blender, alongside with half a cup of water.
- Blend them up until pureed and a juice forms.
- Pass the juice through a fine mesh sieve.
- You’re done! Enjoy your carrot juice.
How to Freeze Carrot Juice?
To freeze carrot juice, I recommend beginning with the freshest juice possible. Rather than waiting until the bottle has almost expired, freeze some of the juice right away upon opening. That way there’s less chance of any bacteria growing in the bottle and the flavor will remain fresh.
- If you want to have single-serving sizes, then I recommend small freezer-safe containers that hold about a cup of liquid.
- Pour the juice into the container, leaving a bit of headroom at the top for expansion.
- Then, seal the container. Label and date it, and place it in the freezer.
How to Thaw Carrot Juice?
- To use, remove the frozen carrot juice from the freezer the night before, allowing it to thaw in the fridge.
- Once thawed, either give the container a good shake or stir the juice with a spoon to return it to its original consistency.
- Give the juice a taste, and water it down a bit if you find it is too strong.
Keep unused carrot juice in the fridge for up to 48 hours, and do not refreeze.
Can You Freeze Carrots?
Carrots can also be frozen, if you have too many of them and you do not have the time to actually transform them all into juice. You can read more about how you can freeze carrots in this article.