Whether you love a specific dessert that makes use of condensed milk, or you like it into your coffee, it really doesn’t matter, because it can be the best thing! But, sometimes, you just can’t have it all in one go and you risk it going bad. So, perhaps freezing your condensed milk is the best way to go.
By freezing condensed milk you can have it for longer, extending its life for quite a while. On the bright side, you can use it however you want at a later point.
Can You Freeze Condensed Milk?
As you might expect, we’re not the only ones who love condensed milk. One of our readers sent us the following message, asking us about this issue:
I have recently been introduced to the wonder that is Vietnamese coffee. In case you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a sweet chilled coffee with a creamy texture. The sweet flavour and creamy texture are largely due to the use of condensed milk. I’ve taken to making Vietnamese-style coffee at home, but since I don’t drink it every day, I end up wasting a lot of condensed milk. I have to open a new can almost every time I make the coffee because the milk goes bad before I need it again. I only need a very small amount to make the coffee. I don’t want to keep throwing away so much food. Can you freeze condensed milk?
I do know about Vietnamese coffee. It’s one of my favorite treats! To answer your question, yes you can freeze condensed milk. However, because of the consistency, it doesn’t necessarily freeze as solid as some other liquids and tends to remain a bit sticky. Still, the taste and texture are not affected by freezing, so go ahead and give it a try!
How to Freeze Condensed Milk?
If you are freezing it for coffee, then I recommend freezing it in small, single-serving sizes. An ice cube tray is great for this.
Here’s what you’re going to need to do:
- Pour the condensed milk into a clean ice cube tray
- Place the tray in the freezer.
- Allow the condensed milk to freeze for a few hours, until the cubes are hard.
- Then, remove the ice cube tray from the freezer and pop out the condensed milk cubes. You may want to consider using a flexible silicone ice cube tray to make removal of the condensed milk cubes simpler.
- Place the cubes into a freezer bag. You may want to wrap them individually in parchment paper first, but it’s fine if you don’t.
- The remove the excess air from the freezer bag.
- Seal the bag, then label and date it.
- Place the condensed milk cubes in the freezer until you need them.
You can also freeze larger quantities by simply pouring the condensed milk into an airtight, freezer-safe container. Cover the top with a layer of plastic wrap, and then secure the lid of the container. Place in the freezer until needed.
How to Freeze Condensed Milk for Longer?
If you want to make sure that your condensed milk keeps for longer, then you may want to look into getting a food saver. It’s going to come in handy for all types of ingredients like meats and various dishes.
Our favorite is the FoodSaver V4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealer Machine which works with freezer bags and containers too. It’s awesome as it saves you time and money in the long run.
How to Thaw Condensed Milk?
When you want to use the condensed milk you have frozen, you need to go through a few steps:
- Simply remove the desired amount from the freezer and drop the cube into your coffee.
- You can always place the cube in a small container and allow it to thaw first if preferred, but it’s not necessary.
- One cube is about a tablespoon.
Here are a couple of recipes that we love which use condensed milk, so you should give them a go: