Q. Every time my mom comes over she brings a container of coffee creamer with her because she knows that I don’t use it and she won’t drink her coffee without it. The problem is, she then leaves the creamer behind and it sits, untouched, until she comes over again. By that time the creamer has usually gone bad. I would hate to throw out a practically full container of coffee creamer, but I don’t know what else to do with it. Can you freeze coffee creamer?
A. Of course you can freeze coffee creamer. In fact, it’s possible to freeze it in single serving quantities so that your mother can use exactly what she needs when she visits, without the need to defrost the whole container worth each time she comes over. It’s a great way for you to always have coffee creamer on hand without opening a new container each time you have a guest who wants to use some in their coffee. All it takes is a bit of planning and the patience to work through the whole container.
Freezing Coffee Creamer
To freeze individual serving sizes of coffee creamer, you will need a regular ice cube tray. Pour the coffee creamer into an ice cube tray, and then place the tray into the freezer. When the creamer has frozen completely, pop them out of the ice cube tray and place the coffee creamer cubes into freezer bags. Each cube is about one serving of coffee creamer. Once the bag is full, squeeze out the excess air, and then seal the bags. Label and date the bags, and use within about 6 months for best results.
To use the creamer, simply remove the desired number of cubes from the freezer and allow to defrost in a coffee cup. The cubes can be added directly to coffee form frozen, but they may cool the coffee, so thawing them first may be ideal.
If you would like to simply freeze the entire leftover coffee creamer without portioning it out, simply pour the extra coffee creamer into a freezer bag, then seal almost all the way. Squeeze out the excess air, and seal the bag completely. Label and date the bags, and place in the freezer. To use, place the bag containing the coffee creamer in the fridge until thawed, and then pour into a cream container to serve. Use within 2-3 days of thawing for best results.