Surprising Foods You Can Freeze

Are you making the most of your freezer? During the cost-of-living crisis, saving money is key for everyone, which is why prolonging the life of your food shopping could well be high on your agenda. With that in mind, here are several foods you can freeze – that you might not know are deemed safe to be frozen. Read on…


According to the Moola site, nuts and nut flours are ideal foods to freeze. Why? ‘Because of their high oil content, nuts can go rancid very quickly. Especially when exposed to high heat’, suggests the article. Freeze nuts and nut flours right away, then, says the site. You can freeze anything from peanuts to walnuts, pecans, cashews and shelled or unshelled almonds. To freeze, simply wrap them in plastic or pop them into a freezer bag that you can reseal, suggests Moola.


Can you keep cut herbs in the freezer? Gardening Know How says yes – and we reckon the best way to do that is by chopping them first, as if you were if you were using them to cook with. You can then add them to an ice cube tray; just add a little water to each compartment and sprinkle a teaspoon’s worth of each of your herbs. Then, simply pop out a cube or two as and when you need to use the herbs in your go-to recipes.


Are you a keen home baker? You probably get through a lot of butter if so, so why not buy it in bulk and store some of it in your freezer? It can be frozen for up to a year (if you’re freezing salted butter), says TV chef The Pioneer Woman, while unsalted butter can be frozen for up to nine months.


Bread doesn’t have too long a shelf life when it’s bought fresh; if you don’t have a big family, you may find you can’t make it through a standard-sized loaf before it goes off. So, what do you do? Pop your loaves in the freezer. Good Housekeeping says you can freeze bread by the slice or the loaf – and here’s how.

Homemade Cookies

We’re back on the Moola site again, as we couldn’t quite believe (well, we’ve never really considered it anyway) that homemade cookies can be frozen. To freeze, let your home baked cookies cool completely, suggests Moola, before wrapping them tightly to prevent freeze burn. Place them in a resealable freezer bag, says the site, then thaw them in the fridge.

Freezing your homemade cookies or biscuits is quite a clever idea; whenever you get a craving for something sweet, you won’t have to wait too long for your sugar fix.

Will you be freezing any of the foods on this list? Let us know by commenting on this blog post, below. What else do you freeze that you wouldn’t think you can freeze?

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Until next time…