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Can You Freeze Sangria?

Sangria is a fruity cocktail made with wine, fruits, spices, and natural sweeteners. This crimson-colored beverage has a robust fruity flavor and it can be served with or without alcohol. Even better, sangria is easy to make although it has an extremely short shelf life. So how do you extend the drink’s shelf life? Can you freeze sangria leftovers?

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Yes, sangria is one of the few drinks that keep so well in the freezer. When kept in the fridge, sangria will only keep for four days before it becomes stale or funky-tasting. When kept in the freezer, the drink will last for 3 months; maybe more if the temperature is kept at a steady 0 degrees Fahrenheit!

The reason why sangria has such a short shelf life is that wine easily breaks down when exposed to air. This causes the fruit ingredients to turn sour or bitter. By reducing air exposure, sangria will keep fresh for longer.

Also, do note that the fruit ingredients degrade faster than the wine itself. So keeping the wine in the fridge for longer than 4 days could increase the chances of the fruits going bad. Our advice is to separate the fruit ingredients from the drink itself during freezing. In addition, do not expect carbonated sangria to stay fizzy after it has been frozen and defrosted. Here is a step by step guide on how can you freeze sangria:

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How to Freeze Sangria?

If you are making a large batch of sangria and you’d like to freeze some of it for later, do not combine the fresh fruits into the drink you’ll freeze. Slice or cut the fresh fruits when you are ready to serve. Prepare an airtight water bottle or a plastic container with an airtight lid. Pour the sangria preparation into the container, leaving about a few inches of space for the wine to expand. Close the lid, write the storage date with a marker and stick the sangria in the freezer.

For leftover sangria, you have to strain the liquid to remove the fruit ingredients first. Once the drink is free from fruit bits, you can go ahead and transfer the drink to a freezer-safe, airtight container. Once that’s done, stick the container in the freezer.

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How to Defrost Frozen Sangria?

Defrosting frozen sangria is easy. Just take the container out of the freezer and leave the sangria to thaw at room temperature. The drink should turn to slush in an hour or two. Once the sangria has turned to slush, get a pitcher and pour the drink in. Cut or slice your choice of fruits and add this to the pitcher of sangria and you are ready to serve!


Sangria makes the perfect summer drink with its refreshing sweet-tart flavors! Nothing hits the spot quite like ice cold sangria on a warm day. Now that you know how can you freeze sangria, why not make more of this delightful drink and keep the rest for later?


Can You Freeze Kombucha?

Kombucha is a type of sweet tea infused with bacteria and yeast culture. This beverage is considered as a health drink that promotes better digestive health.

Kombucha used to be rare in the US but these days, the drink can be found at local supermarkets. Some people are even brewing their own kombucha! This sweet drink is best stored at room temperature to keep the culture alive. But what about freezing this drink? But can you freeze kombucha?

Some believe that kombucha shouldn’t be frozen because the probiotic culture might die during freezing. This is a myth; kombucha can be frozen for future uses! Now here’s the thing, it’s important to freeze the drink properly through “fast-freezing” so the bacteria and yeast culture won’t die during freezing.

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The fact is, freezing kombucha won’t kill the bacteria and yeast culture, the cold temps will only cause them to stay dormant.  Still, there are many things to consider before freezing the drink.

For one thing, the cell membranes of yeast and beneficial bacteria could rupture as they expand from being kept in the freezer for too long. In addition, the ice crystals that form during freezing could be harmful to the bacteria. As such, we don’t recommend freezing kombucha for weeks at a time. You need to consume kombucha as soon as possible if you want to enjoy its health benefits.

What about chilling the drink, is it safe to keep kombucha in the fridge? Yes, you can store kombucha in the fridge.  When stored in the fridge, kombucha will keep for up to 3 months. But to reiterate, we don’t recommend keeping this drink stored for too long if you want to enjoy its health benefits.

Kombucha has a long shelf life and it will never spoil. Why? The bacteria in the drink kill any contaminant they meet. When kept at room temperature, kombucha will continue to ferment, getting sour as the day goes by. Fermentation stops when the drink is chilled in the fridge. The only time you should throw kombucha is if mold starts forming. This happens when the drink has been left sitting for too long.

How to Freeze Kombucha?

If you’d like to store your favorite health drink in the freezer, here is a step by step guide on how can you freeze kombucha:

Before you go ahead with the freezing, it’s important to note that this process won’t guarantee the survival of the probiotics post-freezing.

Slow freezing is the enemy when storing kombucha in the freezer. If you brewed your own kombucha, it’s important to pack the drink properly. That includes avoiding using any metal to store the drink.

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The probiotic culture will react with the drink so always use plastic utensils as well as plastic funnels to prep kombucha. You can use a rigid plastic container or heavy-duty releasable plastic bags to freeze the drink. Just pour the kombucha into the container and leave for a couple of inches of space before sealing it. Never shake the kombucha.

Fill a large bowl with ice and place the packed drink it in to chill then add water as well as a ¼ cup of salt. The salt will cause the water and ice to turn extremely cold, chilling the drink almost instantly. Once the drink is nice and chilled, stick in the freezer and keep the temperature at constant 0°Fahrenheit.

The same process can be done to flash freeze store-bought kombucha although there’s no need to transfer the drink to another container.

How to Defrost Frozen Kombucha?

To defrost frozen kombucha, transfer the drink from the freezer to the fridge. Consume the drink immediately as soon as it’s been thawed. Just to make sure most of the probiotics survived the freezing temps, consume the rest of your kombucha stock within a few days or weeks of freezing. Never leave defrosted kombucha sitting in the pantry or re-freeze leftovers.


Freezing kombucha is a tricky process that requires careful preparation and considerable knowledge about proper handling kombucha microorganisms. While there is no guarantee that flash freezing will ensure the survival of the probiotics once the drink has been defrosted, it’s worth a try if you need to store gallons of the drink in the freezer. Our advice is to freeze the drink in small batches to avoid waste.


Can You Freeze Eggnog?

Nothing warms the heart on a chilly day quite like a cup of eggnog. Eggnog, a type of frothy dairy drink, can be made from scratch or bought at any supermarket. But can you freeze eggnog? Eggnog contains raw eggs, cream, and milk. These ingredients aren’t exactly known to keep well in the fridge for a long time.

The fact is yes, you can freeze eggnog. Because of its delicate ingredients, you have to store the drink carefully to prevent unpleasant changes in the texture. You see, when eggnog is improperly stored in the fridge or freezer, it will take on a lumpy, watery consistency once it’s defrosted.

It’s worth noting that homemade eggnog has a shorter lifespan than its store-bought counterpart. On average, homemade eggnog will only keep well in the fridge for a day. Since store-bought eggnog is pasteurized, it stays fresher in the fridge for longer. Keep the fridge temperature at 40 degrees Fahrenheit for best results.

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When stored in the fridge, store-bought eggnog will keep fresh for up to 7 days. When frozen, the drink’s shelf life is extended to about 4 to 6 months. Of course, do note that the shelf life of eggnog in the refrigerator will depend on different factors. These factors include the processing method, storage preps, and exposure to light, heat, and moisture. If you’re wondering how can you freeze eggnog, here’s a step by step guide:

How to Freeze Eggnog?

To freeze homemade eggnog, leave the drink to cool at room temperature. Then, transfer the drink to a rigid plastic container with an airtight cover. Leave about an inch or two of space so that the liquid has enough room to expand during freezing. Close the container, add the label with the storage date, and stick in the freezer. This step also goes for leftover store-bought eggnog.

If you’re freezing an unopened carton of eggnog, you don’t have to prep the product prior to freezing. Just stick the eggnog in the freezer in an upright position. Once the eggnog is frozen solid, place the carton in a heavy-duty plastic bag and stick it right back in the freezer until it’s ready to use. Ideally, you have to freeze the eggnog at below 0 degrees Fahrenheit so the drink will last for months.

How to Defrost and Reheat Eggnog?

To defrost frozen eggnog, simply transfer the container from the freezer to the fridge and leave to thaw overnight. Never thaw the drink by leaving frozen eggnog to sit at room temperature. This will cause the drink’s ingredients to break down and take on a lumpy, unpalatable consistency! Worse, if you leave the thawed eggnog sitting on the counter for too long, it could go bad because of the raw eggs.

Once completely thawed, you can reheat the drink. Do note that separation of ingredients is normal as the drink thaws; just give the drink a good stir prior to reheating. This will incorporate the ingredients together. If you’d like to get a creamier, frothier consistency after defrosting, pour the eggnog into a blender and blend until thick and smooth.

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Eggnog can be served hot or cold but if you’d like to enjoy a warm cup, stick the defrosted eggnog in the microwave and heat for a couple of minutes. You can also reheat the eggnog in a pot over medium heat until the drink is steamy hot. Never refreeze thawed eggnog again because there’s a good chance that it’ll go bad once it’s been defrosted a second time.


Eggnog is a seasonal drink so it’s usually available during the winter or holiday season. But now that you know how to store eggnog in the freezer, you can enjoy this delicious drink all year round!


Can You Freeze Wine?

Can you freeze wine? If you’ve opened a fresh bottle of wine but you are not able to finish the entire bottle, you can always freeze it for later use. Yes, you can freeze wine! The concept isn’t new but most people are not onboard with the idea of freezing wine because of fear that it will become stale or tasteless.

The fact is, thawed frozen wine is safe to drink but don’t expect the taste to remain the same. When kept in the freezer for a long time, thawed wine’s taste will change ever so slightly. Not too much that it’s no longer palatable but enough for even non-connoisseur to tell. Wine that’s been frozen is best used in cooking and baking. When kept in the freezer, wine should last for 3 to 6 months.

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How to Freeze a Bottle of Wine?

The best way to freeze a bottle of wine is to transfer the drink into a rigid container. Using its original packaging is not a good idea. Never freeze a corked bottle of wine because the liquid will expand and the pressure may break the bottle.

To freeze a bottle of wine, get several ice cube trays. Pour the drink carefully on each tray and stick it in the freezer. Once the wine has been frozen solid, get several freezer-safe resealable bags and transfer the cubed wine in the bag. Seal the bag and label each one with the freezing date before sticking it right back in the freezer. Remember, one cube is about two tablespoons of wine. If you’d like to freeze larger cubes of wine, use a muffin tray instead of an ice tray.

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How to Defrost Frozen Wine?

The best way to defrost frozen wine is to transfer the container from the freezer to the fridge and letting it thaw for several hours. Wine will melt quickly so it won’t take long before the whole tray of frozen wine thaws! Once it’s thawed, consume the drink and never re-freeze.

There are hundreds of ways to use thawed wine; you can use it to make cocktails, add flavor to stews and in baking too! Now that you know how to freeze wine properly, you can keep excess bottles of your favorite wine in the freezer and enjoy it later!


Can You Freeze Jello Shots?

Can you freeze jello shots? Jello shots are made with gelatin so they won’t freeze like an ice cube. However, it’s quite possible (and easy!) to freeze jello shots.

The problem with freezing jello shots is that the mixture loses its texture and flavor when frozen, although people make successful Jell-O popsicles by adding Kool-Aid to their concoction that turns out very well.

That being said, since alcohol will not freeze until it reaches -143.7°F, -97.6°C, and your home refrigerator will not go that low unless you have affected some major modifications to your unit, freezing Jell-O shooters makes a mess. If you figure that one out, get back to us and let us know how it works. You may have a friend.

You can still make them ahead of time and they will keep three to four days in the refrigerator if you wrap and seal them well before they lose their mold, color, and flavor. There are many recipes and a quick search will give you many different ideas for your Jell-O shots. None of them, however, suggests freezing them. That said, any type of food can be frozen so if you’re committed to storing leftover jello shots, you can freeze them.

How to Freeze Jello Shots?

Before we go ahead with the step by step guide on how can you freeze jello shots, let’s start with the basics of making jello shots.

The basic recipe calls for replacing half of the water with the liquor of your choice, although you can replace all of the water with liquor if you choose. Clear liquors, such as vodka, tend to work better.

Making the Jello Shots


  • 3 Ounces of Jell-O brand gelatin or generic product (your choice of flavor)
  • 1 Cup of boiling water
  • 1 Cup (4 ounces) Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Brandy, Rum, Whiskey

(If you want weaker shots, replace the liquor with ½ cup of water and chill the mixture together until it is very cold.)

Chill the liquor in the freezer until it is very, very cold. Pour gelatin mix and then hot water into a mixing bowl. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved, then stir in the chilled liquor.

Pour into shot glasses, molds, plastic medicine cups or you can pour the mixture into a baking dish and cut into squares when you get ready to serve your Jell-O shots. Makes about 20 shots, depending on their size, which should be enough for about three to four of your partygoers. So be sure that you make enough Jell-O shooters.

Take the time, before making this recipe to serve to your guests, to find a recipe that gives you the firmest and longest lasting shots. Experiment and have fun doing so.

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Freezing the Jello Shots

After making the jello shots, you can go ahead with the freezing. Get fun-sized or small resealable plastic bags and pour the gel mixture into the bags. Do not fill the plastic bag, leave an inch of space so you can seal the plastic bags properly. After packing the jello mixture, seal the plastic bags and write the storage date using a marker. Stick in the freezer and you’re done.

Do note that we don’t recommend freezing the jello shots for more than a few weeks.

Gelatin, which is a protein that changes the structure of liquid to form Jell-O and alcohol, won’t be frozen solid. It is a tough flexible protein that is derived from the connective and protective tissues of animals. Jell-O is held together with polymers and colloids. Freezing the gelatine too long may lead to sogginess or mushy jello shots.

How to Defrost Frozen Jello Shots?

To defrost the frozen jello shots, simply transfer the container from the freezer to the fridge. Leave the jello shots to thaw for several hours to overnight. Never leave the jello shots to thaw at room temperature. This may cause the gelatine to break down and liquify.


Freezing jello shots may take some trial and effort but it’s better than wasting the jello shots. Now that you know how can you freeze jello shots, there is no need to worry about what to do with your leftovers. Just freeze the jello shots and enjoy them later.


Can You Freeze Orange Juice?

Can you freeze orange juice? We all know that fresh orange juice doesn’t last long. If you have ever considered freezing it, this article is for you.

Orange juice is one of those juices, that is always good to have on hand. It helps prevent and fight off cold and flu symptoms and keeps the immune system strong due to its high vitamin C content. Vitamin C is also essential for keeping the skin, bones, muscles, and tissues of the body strong and healthy too.

One of the best ways to ensure you always have orange juice on hand is to purchase it in bulk when it is on sale and freeze it. Freezing orange juice keeps it fresh and tasting delightful when you need it most for nourishing your body. Below is a step by step guide on how can you freeze orange juice:

How to Freeze Orange Juice?

Orange juice can be frozen a few ways to maintain freshness. If you purchase a container full of orange juice from the grocery store, and the container it is in is freezable and will expand, you should freeze the orange juice as is to help maintain the most freshness.

However, if the container you have purchased your orange juice in is not freezable or expandable, you will need to pour it into a container that is and freeze it that way. Some people even like to pour orange juice into ice cube trays and make frozen orange juice cubes to add to water or to their refrigerated orange juice to make it super ice cold.

Other people simply, freeze the orange juice into ice cube form. As soon as the ice cubes are completely frozen, they are transferred into sealable freezer bags and stored until you want to have some orange juice.

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Always check the expiry date prior to freezing store bought juice. This goes especially for orange juice that’s nearing its expiry date.

If you are squeezing orange juice yourself, make sure the tools you use to juice the oranges are sterilized and well cleansed along with the freezer containers you will be storing the juice inside.

Also, make sure you freeze freshly squeezed orange juice right after it has been squeezed so it doesn’t become spoiled fast.

How to Defrost Frozen Orange Juice?

The best way to defrost orange juice is by placing the original frozen container of it in the refrigerator until it becomes liquid form. If you have it in freezer containers or ice cube form, to simply take the frozen orange juice and place it into a large pitcher, place it in the refrigerator and allow it to defrost that way for about 6 to 12 hours.

Improperly thawed orange juice tends to cause watered down flavor. As long as the juice has been packed and thawed properly, freezing won’t change the juice’s flavor.

However, pulpy orange juice could become thicker and the pulp could become more dry and flaky when frozen and thawed.

The best way to handle pulp filled orange juice that you freeze is by simply straining the pulp from the juice after the defrosting process.

With all this being said, orange juice that is frozen for longer than a year may lose some of its taste, bright orange color and become a little watery in consistency. It is best if you freeze orange juice to use it up within the first 6 months. However, it won’t spoil if you wait longer to defrost it and drink it.

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It’s nice to know that you can prolong the shelf life of orange juice by freezing it. Now that you know how can you freeze orange juice, you can always store the juice that you cannot finish for later!


Can You Freeze Almond Milk?

Can you freeze almond milk? Almond milk is one of the delicious and often used lactose free milk alternatives. It’s often used by people suffering from lactose intolerance, but also by some vegetarians and vegans. So, what should you do if you’ve got a half full container of almond milk and you can’t find a way to use it within the next couple of days? Or there’s a big sale in a store near your home and you’re thinking about buying a few containers to save some money?

Freezing almond milk seems to be the only solution to both of the mentioned issues. Just to be clear – you can freeze this lactose-free beverage but most manufacturers don’t recommend freezing their products. The good news is – many people freeze almond milk on a regular basis and they are satisfied with the results they get. Let’s discuss the effect that freezing has on this liquid.

How freezing affects almond milk

As I’ve mentioned earlier, freezing almond milk isn’t recommended by manufacturers of brands such as Silk Pure Almond or Almond Breeze®. The big question is – why? Producers state that the texture and consistency of almond milk is affected by freezing and thawing. The changes are noticeable – almond milk separates irregularly which both reduces visual quality and changes the texture. Freezing doesn’t have an effect on safety or nutritional value of almond milk.

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Despite manufacturer’s recommendations, many people freeze almond milk (both homemade and store-bought) with success. If you plan to use your almond milk leftovers for cooking or baking purposes, freezing this dairy free milk alternative is definitely worth a try. If you plan to freeze it for drinking purposes, it might not be the best idea. Fresh almond milk tastes better than frozen and defrosted one. All in all, it’s a matter of personal preferences.

If you want to know whether freezing this beverage for drinking purposes works for you, you need to run a little trial. Also, it’s good to know that almond milk of some brands freezes better than almond milk of other brands. So, if your favorite brand’s milk doesn’t taste good after thawing, freezing milk of other brand might be a good idea. One more tip, frozen and thawed almond milk might go bad faster than a fresh one, so it’s good to use it within a day or two after thawing.

Tips regarding freezing almond milk

Container in which you freeze almond milk should be airtight. That will prevent the liquid from absorbing any odors from the freezer. You can freeze it in its original packaging, but make sure to pour a little almond milk before freezing. Almond milk consists mostly of water so it’ll expand while freezing. If you plan to use only a part of the frozen almond milk at a time, it’s a good idea to freeze it in smaller freezer-safe plastic containers, or even use ice-cube trays. To use the ice-cube trays you just need to pour the liquid into the trays, freeze them, remove almond ice-cubes from trays, put them in a container or a bag and put it into the freezer. This way you can easily defrost only as much almond milk as you need at a time. Please remember that you shouldn’t thaw almond milk and then freeze it again.


Almond milk is a widely used non dairy milk alternative. Manufacturers recommend that it shouldn’t be frozen, but many people do so and those people are satisfied by the results they get.


Can You Freeze Coconut Milk?

Can you freeze coconut milk? Coconut milk is one of the popular milk alternatives. Some people use it for drinking purposes, others as a flavoring in recipes. People using coconut milk for cooking or baking purposes often choose to buy it in cans while drinkers often buy it in cardboard containers. Most recipes don’t use a whole can (or a whole container) of the product so you’ll be left with some leftover coconut milk after preparing the dish.

You can drink the rest of the milk or use it in another recipe. Unfortunately the amount of coconut milk you’re left with almost never matches the quantity that other recipes call for. But if you can’t find a way to use the coconut milk leftovers, the liquid will go bad within a few days. So, the only way to preserve this lactose free milk alternative is to freeze it. The good news is – you can freeze coconut milk, it freezes pretty fine. Let’s discuss this process in some details.

How freezing affects coconut milk

Similarly to cow’s milk, you can freeze coconut milk. Probably the most important thing about freezing coconut milk is that it separates easily. Because of that, you need to stir it or mix it after defrosting. If it resists coming back together you can try warming it up a little. That should help.

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Coconut milk after freezing and thawing should taste pretty much the same as fresh coconut milk does. Its texture, however, might be slightly different. Because of that, frozen and thawed coconut milk should be fine in recipes that don’t rely on the consistency of this dairy free milk alternative. If you mix it with other ingredients you shouldn’t be able to notice the mentioned difference in texture. If your dish depends on coconut milk’s consistency, the best thing you can do is to try the frozen and thawed coconut milk in that dish and decide whether you’re fond of the results. To preserve the best quality of coconut milk after thawing, you shouldn’t keep it in the freezer for more than 2-3 months. Let’s discuss some issues related to freezing this coconut beverage.

Tips concerning freezing coconut milk

Coconut milk should be frozen in an airtight container. If you’ve got your leftover coconut milk, you should pour it into another container or a heavy-duty freezer bag. If you would like to freeze it in its cardboard container, it’s a good idea to pour a little from the container, so the container won’t get damaged by expanding coconut liquid. Because coconut milk consists mostly of water, it expands while freezing.

If you plan to use only a part of the container at a time (e.g. for cooking purposes), it’s best for you to buy a few small plastic containers and freeze the milk in them. Using ice-cube trays is also a great idea. This way you can always thaw only as little coconut milk as you need. To do that just pour the liquid into the ice-cube trays and put them into the freezer. Once frozen, you should remove coconut milk ice-cubes from trays, put them into a freezer-safe bag and put the bag into the freezer. Labeling the container (or bag) with the date is also a good idea.

Thawing coconut milk

Coconut milk thaws very slowly. Slower than you’d expect. If you’d like to thaw it in the refrigerator, it’ll take a few days to thaw it entirely. To accelerate the process of thawing you can use a microwave set on defrost or put it in a pot (or sink) of cold water.

One more thing – many people find it more convenient to use powdered coconut milk in recipes that use only a small amount of this liquid. That’s of course a matter of personal preferences.


As you can see, this milk alternative can be easily frozen, but it takes some time to thaw coconut milk. You can freeze coconut milk, but you should remember that its texture might be a little different after thawing.


Can You Freeze Soy Milk?

Can you freeze soy milk? If you would like to know whether soy milk can be frozen or not, this article will give you the answers you need. Many people drink soy milk, some of them very often. What should you do if you’ve got some leftovers of soy milk and you can’t really find a way to use them within a couple of days? What should you do when you’ve got a few unopened cartons of soy milk in the fridge and you need to leave your home for a couple of months or more? There are at least two solutions to the mentioned issues. The first one is obvious – throw away the soy milk, you can always buy another carton when you’ll be in need of soy milk. The second one is obvious – freeze the soy milk. The answer to the question of whether soy milk can be frozen is affirmative – you can freeze soy milk. There are, however, a few things about the process of freezing soy milk that you should be aware of.

When you should consider freezing soy milk?

The thing is – freezing soy milk isn’t beneficial to this drink. I’ll discuss that issue in more detail later. Because of that, you should consider freezing this non-dairy milk only when you have no other option. I assume that throwing the milk away isn’t an option and you would like to drink your milk somewhere in the future.

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So, when you should consider freezing this soy beverage? Freezing soy milk is a good idea when it’s close to the expiration date and you can’t find a way to utilise this lactose-free drink. Please bear in mind that unopened shelf stable soy milk stored in the pantry should be fine for about a year. If the package is already opened, the drink should be fine for about two weeks, maybe a little more, when stored in the refrigerator. Therefore, check the expiration date before putting the package into the freezer. If you buy soy milk in bulk and you’re aware of the fact that you won’t be able to drink all the milk before the expiration date, freezing some of it is a good idea.

Useful information about freezing soy milk

If you need to freeze this dairy-free beverage, there are some things that you need to know. In the previous paragraph I’ve mentioned that freezing isn’t very beneficial to soy milk. If fact, most soy milk producers state that freezing their products isn’t recommended. They say that soy milk often loses its texture and some of its flavor. Because of that, after freezing and thawing, consumers don’t find this soy beverage as tasty as it was before freezing. Here’s what Silk’s FAQ says about freezing Silk products (and soy milk amongst them):

We do not recommend it. Although freezing does not affect their safety or nutritional value, Silk products change in texture when thawed. However, Silk soymilk, almondmilk and coconutmilk perform well in frozen-dessert recipes.

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There are some issues that you want to consider while freezing soy milk. Size of the soy milk’s package is the first one. The package should be noticeable larger than the volume of the beverage. Soy milk consists mostly of water and, as we all know, water changes its capacity while freezing. Because of that, the liquid should have some space to grow inside the container. Otherwise soy milk might destroy the container and spill in the freezer. You should consider storing the soy milk in an airtight container. This way your lactose-free drink won’t absorb any odors from the freezer. If you need to unfreeze your soy milk, you should thaw it in the fridge. After that, it needs to be shaken, stirred or mixed because water will be separated from other contents of the liquid. There is one more thing that you should bear in mind – try not to keep soy milk in the freezer for a prolonged time (like more than a few months past the expiration date). It might end up being spoiled after thawing.


Soy milk is one of the commonly used milk alternatives. Many people prefer to drink it simply because it’s a dairy-free and lactose-free drink. If you can’t utilise your soy beverage, you can freeze it freely. Please bear in mind that you can freeze soy milk, but it’s not recommended to do so. Do it only if you have to.