Most of us have a freezer full of leftover dinners, meat, fish, frozen fruits and vegetables, ice cream, and pizza.
But did you realise there are so many more food items you could freeze?
Have you ever thought about freezing eggs or potato chips? How about milk or flour? Did you know you can store them in the freezer?
Surprising List of Foods That Can Be Frozen
Potato chips are of course moisture-free, so defrosting them will not make them all soft and soggy. Why not eat them straight out of the freezer.
Milk can be frozen, but be careful not to use a heat source to defrost it.
Freezing flour will help prolong its shelf life. Make sure you store it in an airtight container though.
Cheese and butter
Semi-hard and some hard cheeses are great for freezing. You can freeze in blocks or shred first. Not so much for soft cheeses though (e.g. Brie and cream cheese).
Butter also freezes really well.
Tomato paste and pesto
You can freeze tomato paste and pesto in tablespoon size portions and just grab out what you need when you need it.
You can freeze eggs, but you have to remove the shells first. You could break them into icecube trays or whisk them and then freeze.
You can cook rice ahead of time and pop it in the freezer ready for when you need it.
Same goes for mashed potatoes, need a side for your leftovers? Just defrost some mashed potatoes or rice and you are set.
Corn on the cob
You can blanch corn on the cob before freezing or just pop it straight in the freezer and cook once defrosted.
Peanut butter freezes well, although not sure why you would need to?
Keep in mind it will be a bit watery once defrosted, so not great to serve with tacos. But it can still be used for cooking.
Dough and bread
You can have fresh bread or dough ready at any time if you freeze it.
Pancakes and waffles
Make pancakes and waffles in advance and freeze them ready for Sunday brunch.
You can freeze nuts to prevent them from going rancid. Just place them in a zipper bag.
Chop up your fresh herbs and mix them with olive oil and freeze them in ice trays.
Garlic and onion
Garlic and onion are also one of those foods that is great to have in the freezer all the time, especially if it’s pre-chopped.
And of course you should always keep a bottle of Vodka on hand in the freezer. Don’t ask questions!