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post #1 of 7
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I've done several searches about freezing half-and-half and come up with
different answers. I have a half-gallon I just got and I'll never use it
all before it goes, so I'm going to try freezing it anyway.

I know it'll separate when I freeze it...but will it blend back together if
shaken well? My two main uses for half-and-half are in coffee and to make
quiches.

The coffee is going to be touchy-- but when it's thawed, will it work well
for cooking something like a quiche?

J.S.
Seattle
post #2 of 7

Re: freezing half-and-half

It will separate. The look and mouth-feel will be quite disgusting when
poured into coffee. Shaking, blending, or stirring won't help.

I never tried to cook with separated half-and-half, but I imagine that
the fact that it's separated will mean that it won't mix well with the
other ingredients. Possibly nasty.
post #3 of 7

Re: freezing half-and-half

jim.stennett@comcast.net wrote:
> I've done several searches about freezing half-and-half and come up
> with different answers. I have a half-gallon I just got and I'll
> never use it all before it goes, so I'm going to try freezing it
> anyway.
>
> I know it'll separate when I freeze it...but will it blend back
> together if shaken well? My two main uses for half-and-half are in
> coffee and to make quiches.
>
> The coffee is going to be touchy-- but when it's thawed, will it work
> well for cooking something like a quiche?
>
> J.S.
> Seattle


It will be fine. You might want to pour it into smaller containers before
freezing and just thaw what you want/will use in the refrigerator. Shake
well, then use.

Jill
post #4 of 7

Re: freezing half-and-half

On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 15:09:52 -0800, jim.stennett@comcast.net wrote:

> I've done several searches about freezing half-and-half and come up with
> different answers. I have a half-gallon I just got and I'll never use it
> all before it goes, so I'm going to try freezing it anyway.
>
> I know it'll separate when I freeze it...but will it blend back together if
> shaken well? My two main uses for half-and-half are in coffee and to make
> quiches.
>
> The coffee is going to be touchy-- but when it's thawed, will it work well
> for cooking something like a quiche?
>

I haven't tried freezing half and half,I bet it will be fine for
cooking purposes when thawed. Not sure how it will do in coffee. The
only way to know is to try it. If you don't want to sacrifice an
entire cup of coffee, just pour a small amount of it into a small
amount of coffee. If it passes the *look* test, you're in business.
--

Practice safe eating. Always use condiments.
post #5 of 7

Re: freezing half-and-half

"jim.stennett@comcast.net" <remove-Jim98122x-this@yahoo.com> wrote in
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>
> The coffee is going to be touchy-- but when it's thawed, will it work well
> for cooking something like a quiche?


Make the quiche now and freeze it.
post #6 of 7

Re: freezing half-and-half

In article <EfGdnTjJCo6kdhXeRVn-rg@comcast.com>,
"jim.stennett@comcast.net" <remove-Jim98122x-this@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I've done several searches about freezing half-and-half and come up with
> different answers. I have a half-gallon I just got and I'll never use it
> all before it goes, so I'm going to try freezing it anyway.
>
> I know it'll separate when I freeze it...but will it blend back together if
> shaken well? My two main uses for half-and-half are in coffee and to make
> quiches.
>
> The coffee is going to be touchy-- but when it's thawed, will it work well
> for cooking something like a quiche?
>
> J.S.
> Seattle
>
>


It'll be fine, but I'd separate it into smaller containers so you only
have to thaw once.

I've frozen whole milk, buttermilk, half/half, heavy cream and even sour
cream. Since I mostly use that stuff for cooking, it comes out just fine.

Most of the buttermilk was actually used for drinking and it came out
just fine as well. When mom was dying, she had a sensitive stomach and
buttermilk helped. It was nice to be able to purchase several 1/2 gallon
containers at a time and freeze it so it'd be on hand whenever she
needed it with just a quick thaw in the microwave.
--
Om.

"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-*****." -Jack Nicholson
post #7 of 7

Re: freezing half-and-half

"jmcquown" <jmcquown@bellsouth.net> looking for trouble wrote in
news:Jb7if.31083$Y82.14521@bignews4.bellsouth.net:

> jim.stennett@comcast.net wrote:
>> I've done several searches about freezing half-and-half and come up
>> with different answers. I have a half-gallon I just got and I'll
>> never use it all before it goes, so I'm going to try freezing it
>> anyway.
>>
>> I know it'll separate when I freeze it...but will it blend back
>> together if shaken well? My two main uses for half-and-half are in
>> coffee and to make quiches.
>>
>> The coffee is going to be touchy-- but when it's thawed, will it work
>> well for cooking something like a quiche?
>>
>> J.S.
>> Seattle

>
> It will be fine. You might want to pour it into smaller containers
> before freezing and just thaw what you want/will use in the
> refrigerator. Shake well, then use.
>
> Jill


This may sound weird but I've frozen it in ice cube trays using a cube for
a cup of coffee. I no longer do it but I did it for years and it was fine.

Michael

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