Did you know that you can freeze buttermilk? I was not aware of this little tidbit of information until I injured my knee last month and starting surfing the internet due to boredom. While surfing, I came across a blog where the latest entry was titled "How to Freeze Buttermilk." Unfortunately, I do not remember the address to the blog, but I do remember the directions that were posted :) I was overjoyed when I learned about this because not only will this save us a few bucks, I will always have buttermilk on hand whenever I need it. Plus, it helps that I am totally addicted to freezing anything and everything I can get my hands on :)
The directions are very simple....
-Set aside a couple of gallon freezer bags. I decided to experiment with sandwich bags because they seemed like they would fit better in our freezer due to their size.
-Label the bags with a black marker...write down the day, the item (buttermilk), and the amount that will go into the bag (1 cup, 2 cups, etc..)
-Take your carton of buttermilk and measure out the amount you want to place in the bag. I chose to do 1 cup.
-Make sure all the air is out of the bag, seal it, and put them in the freezer.
-To defrost, just take the amount of bags you need and place them in the fridge to defrost. Since I used sandwich bags for mine, I'm planning on placing the bags in a big bowl or cup just incase they start leaking while they defrost.
It's as simple as that :)
**It should be noted that after the buttermilk defrosts, it will look clumpy and seperated. This is not a problem. Just place in a bowl and stir...and maybe add 1/4 tsp. of baking soda to make it a tad bit thicker. The results are the same as if you had just bought it from the store :)**