Should I Freeze This? Foods That Don’t Freeze Well

by Deanna Stegenga. LAST UPDATED ON
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To freeze or not to freeze, that is the question. Many people love the idea of freezing foods for convenience and to avoid wasting money by throwing away food. It’s simple and easy to just grab something frozen from the freezer, heat it up and you instantly have a meal or snack. However, it is important to note that some foods are freezer friendly while other foods will not freeze well at all.

Do you know which foods that do not freeze well and which are freezer friendly? We have a reference list to make it easy to know.

 

When I tried to freeze items on my should not freeze list, here’s the results I got:

Cornstarch- Cornstarch will lose its thickening abilities if frozen and then used.

Gelatin- Gelatin does not do well in the freezer since it will lose water when it thaws.

Cucumbers, lettuce, radishes and celery will turn into a watery mess if you freeze them and then thaw them.

Cooked pasta- Cooked pasta like spaghetti and macaroni becomes mushy when reheated.

Mayonnaise- Mayonnaise has the tendency to separate when in the freezer.

Frostings- Frostings that are made with egg whites while turn frothy when frozen.

Meringue- Meringue toppings do poorly in the freezer since they will become rubbery and tough.

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What items have you found to be freezer friendly? What items would you recommend not to freeze?

Do you know which foods that do not freeze well and which are freezer friendly? We have a reference list to make it easy to know.

 



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