Can You Freeze It

A question that many of us have probably asked, “Can you freeze it?”. Sometimes when cooking we make to much or there’s simply an offer and we want to buy more than we usually would, either way, freezing food is a convenience many of us couldn’t live without. Here are 10 foods you can freeze!

CHICKEN
Yes, raw or cooked. Wrap your chicken and place it in a bag for freezing up to a year. When it comes to using the chicken, make sure you thaw it thoroughly if raw, if cooked, your can add this straight into your dish.

CHEESE
Yes, however, hard cheeses are better. You can freeze your cheese for up to three months in an airtight bag, for best results, grate before freezing to avoid crumbling.

CREAM
Yes, but it must be 40% fat and not single. Pour your cream into an airtight container and ensure you thaw thoroughly before using.

MASHED POTATO
Yes, for a couple of months. Once cooled, place in a freezer bag and ensure you defrost thoroughly before use. It is suggested that you add butter or milk before serving and if you find it’s a little watery, add sour cream.

RICE
Yes, raw or cooked. However, takeaway rice may already have been frozen so do not refreeze. Uncooked rice can be frozen in an airtight container, however, cooked rice must be frozen the same day after cooling correctly and quickly.

MUSHROOMS
Yes, raw or cooked. Wash your mushrooms before placing them onto a baking sheet in a container or a bag. You can add your frozen mushrooms straight to your dish.

MILK
Yes, however, only if it is in date when freezing. Make sure to add your milk to a container (not glass as it will expand) and allow to defrost in the fridge before use. Please be aware that freezing does not prolong the life of your milk.

YOGHURT
Yes, it’s perfect for a frozen dessert. Place in an airtight container and make sure you allow enough space as it will expand. Allow to defrost in fridge fully or eat frozen.

BANANAS
Yes, again, they are perfect as a frozen dessert. To make your life easier, peel before freezing and cut into smaller pieces. For baking, thaw completely and for smoothies, use whilst frozen!

RISOTTO
Yes, cool first to avoid risk of food poisoning. After cooking, place in container, cool and freeze as soon as possible. Make sure to thaw thoroughly before cooking and add a little stock if sauce is too thick.