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Freezing Butter

Can you freeze butter?

By Franklin H. from New York, NY

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June 30, 20090 found this helpful

Sure can freeze butter, also margarine without a problem.

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June 30, 20090 found this helpful

Yes I freeze butter all of the time, and have for years. It is always on sale around the holidays and I stock up then.

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June 30, 20090 found this helpful

How long does it keep in the freezer?

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July 1, 20090 found this helpful

I freeze butter, too :-) It's okay to freeze for three or four months.

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July 1, 20090 found this helpful

I buy butter on sale and then cut it into squares of various sizes. There is nothing like butter for some recipes, corn, fresh carrots, etc. I put the cubes on layers of parchment paper on a tray and freeze overnight (or when I rmember it.) I just pour the frozen cubes into a zipper bag and can take out as many as I want at a time.

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I've been doing this for a number of years & it is so handy

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July 2, 20090 found this helpful

I freeze butter all the time. I found out that if the butter is kept in the original box (the one pound package), it tends to stay a better consistency when thawed. But that's my personal opinion. Then when I am running low, I removed a stick and put in the refrigerator. It thaws over night.

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July 2, 20090 found this helpful

I freeze my butter all the time. I buy it on sale or just to keep extra on hand. Freezing butter is great for frugal folks.

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July 9, 20090 found this helpful

Definately. I tend to take the quarters out of the box and wrap them in plastic wrap and/or put them into a big freezer bag as extra insurance against developing an off flavor in the freezer.

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Also, if you think your butter may have an off flavor, you can always use it for baking where it won't be noticed.

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