Ten Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

Brits waste so much food each year – if you could see at the end of the year how much food your family wastes you’d be shocked. Instead of throwing everything away, try freezing things. You’ll be surprised at what you can freeze, saving you money and time in the future. A little goes a long way sometimes, and having little bits in the freezer to boot your meals can often be a lifesaver especially when you’re busy. We’ve compiled a list of ten foods we didn’t even know you could freeze, so read on and get savvy in the kitchen. . .

  • Avocado – remove the skin and stone, chop into chunks and add a little lemon juice. Toss into a zip lock bag and freeze. When it’s defrosted it will be of a mushy consistency, so use it for spreading or as guacamole.
  • Buttercream – smush into zip lock bags and freeze. Once defrosted, whisk again and it will be the same as it was when it was fresh!
  • Veg bits – don’t chuck these away! Freeze them in an airtight container and then chuck into soups and stews straight from frozen to bulk up your meals.
  • Cheese – grate and transfer to an airtight container, and use straight from frozen to top lasagne or pasta bakes.
  • Herbs – mix leftover chopped herbs with a little butter and spoon into ice cube trays. You can pop one out and straight into the pan when you need fresh herbs because they will melt super quickly.
  • Lemons and limes – slice any leftovers and put into a zip lock bag. These can be used as fruity ‘ice cubes’ in drinks.
  • Hummus – spoon into ice cube trays and add a dash of olive oil on top. Freeze and then pop a few out when you fancy a dipping session; they will defrost pretty quickly left out on the side.
  • Cake – again in an airtight container and wrapped in Clingfilm, cake can be frozen for up to three months.
  • Wine – ice cube tray again! These can be used in sauces or other recipes where wine is required straight from frozen.
  • Cookie dough – roll into a sausage, wrap in cling film and freeze. Once needed, slice into discs and bake from frozen.

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