Cooked beans, lentils, and chickpeas: up to 6 months
Rice and pastas (cooked al dente): up to 1 month.
Fruit in syrup: 12 months
Blanched vegetables: 12 months
Fresh fruits: 12 months
Eggs (out of the shell): 12 months
Unsalted butter: 8 months
Fruit juice: 6 months
Cakes: 2-6 months
Stocks: six months
Pastries: 4 months
Salted butter: 4 months
Ice cream: 4 months
Sliced bacon: 3 months
Soups and non-creamy sauces: 2-3 months
Bread dough: 3 months
Milk (for cooking only) – 3-6 months (after that, it may become yellow, absorb odors from the freezer, and taste different).
Nuts (shelled or unshelled) – up to 12 months
Wine: up to 6 months
Foods that should NOT be frozen:
Creamy sauces – they can become grainy and/or curdled.
Deep-fried foods -- after defrosting, crispy coatings turn to mush.
Dishes with crumbs or bread toppings -- you’ll lose the crispness and it will go soggy. Add those toppings just before reheating to retain the crispness.
Milk – not if it is for drinking later on. However, it works fine for general cooking once re-heated.
Sour cream, cream cheese, coconut milk, and mayonnaise- Their original textures are ruined by freezing, which turns them lumpy, grainy, or curdled. It is best to prepare a dish, freeze it, and then add such ingredients and reheat once the dish is thawed.
Fully cooked pasta and rice – only freeze rice or pasta that has been partially cooked, otherwise, they will wind up overcooked once reheated.
Cooked egg whites and hard-boiled eggs – never freeze these, otherwise, you will end up with a pure mess on your hands. Freezing changes their texture a lot.
Meringues, flans, and gelatins – freezing ruins their original textures.
Serving: 1portion | Calories: 300kcal
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