Monday, July 16, 2012

Freezing Yogurt

I was gifted a case of yogurt a few weeks ago.  There were 6 large containers.  We go through yogurt pretty fast at our house but this yogurt was close to expiration and was needed to be eaten quickly.  I knew we wouldn't be able to go through all of it so instead of letting it spoil I decided to try and freeze it. 
I spooned the yogurt into ice cube trays and placed them in the freezer.  After a couple hours I pulled out he trays, popped out the cubes and placed them into a ziplock bag.  I then labeled the bag and placed back in the freezer. 

I was very happy with the way they turned out.  The cubes thaw nicely, and once stirred, they return to their normal consistency (this was All Natural Chobani Greek yogurt that I used, not sure how other yogurts will thaw).  The cubes also work great for my smoothies.  I just pop a couple into the blender, add my fruit and/or veggies and push the button.  So easy!  

The frozen yogurt cubes also make great snacks on a hot day. 

Freezing is a great way to use up any yogurt that is close to expiration.  Another idea would be to stock up on it when it is at rock bottom price and freeze any extra that you may not use right away.

This post is linked to the Frugal Tuesday Tip hosted here at Learning the Frugal Life.  


  1. This is great! We do this as well (for snacking and smoothie purposes). Try sharing with your chickens on a hot day, they'll thank you! Both my hens and dogs beg for yogurt cubes! We sometimes add fruit to up the nutritional value

  2. Hi Sara! Thanks for the 'cool' tip. Does freezing the yogurt affect the culture? Still, what a neat way to chill on a hot Southern day! Love the baby pic! Blessings from Bama!