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Can you freeze powdered dry milk?

Last post Fri, Sep 26 2008 1:15 PM by jsmla. 5 replies.
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  • Mon, Sep 22 2008 7:05 PM

    Can you freeze powdered dry milk?

    I have a large box of Carnation Dry Milk that I bought at Sam's and it expires Oct 2008, can I freeze the powdered dry milk?

    I hate to waste it, I forgot that I had it?  I had opened it and used some but still have alot left.

    Can it be used after the date on the box?

     Thanks

    M

  • Mon, Sep 22 2008 8:31 PM In reply to

    • kb999999
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    Re: Can you freeze powdered dry milk?

    Yes, it can still be used until 'spoiled or contaminated'.  

    Nonfat dry milk can be stored at room temperature, but kept much longer in the freezer - I pour it into a freezer bag and place into the freezer.

    In regards to 'food storage', the milk will develop an off flavors as it ages, but still have nutritional value, and unless spoilage has occurred from moisture, insects, ect ... it is still safe to use. It can be used in cooking ... If spoiled, it still can be used as fertilizer in the garden.

    Suzanne at HBHW says: ... over a year old = should use it for cooking - here is the recipe page:  http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/powderedmilk.htm

  • Tue, Sep 23 2008 5:43 AM In reply to

    Re: Can you freeze powdered dry milk?

    Thank you so much!

    How do you know when powdered milk is spoiled???

  • Tue, Sep 23 2008 10:21 AM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Can you freeze powdered dry milk?

    TNQuilter:
    How do you know when powdered milk is spoiled???

    Having experienced this..I think you won't need to ask if it does. It was an off color and had a different smell. I mixed it with water and it really smelled bad.

    A small taste test is a good idea if you are not sure.

     

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  • Tue, Sep 23 2008 10:50 AM In reply to

    • Toni B.
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    Re: Can you freeze powdered dry milk?

    This is just a suggestion, and I'm not sure if it would work or not. I recently bought 5 lbs of tomato powder and when I got it home, I broke it up into 1 pound portions and used my vacuum sealer to store the majority of it. It may work for powdered milk too. If anyone knows anything different, let us know.
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  • Fri, Sep 26 2008 1:15 PM In reply to

    • jsmla
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    Re: Can you freeze powdered dry milk?

    We don't drink milk (Hubby is lactose intolerant and I just don't like it.) so I always keep a box in my freezer to use in cooking.  We've never had a problem.

    Jennifer 

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