Although you can freeze just about anything, some things can be virtually unrecognizable once they’ve been frozen and thawed. Some foods just don’t hold up after being frozen. Here are 10 things you should never keep in the freezer.
If you want crisp, flavorful greens, then don’t put them in the freezer. Greens will wilt and become soft and limp after they’re frozen, and will definitely lose their flavor.
When you freeze milk it will be lumpy when you thaw it, so freezing it is not the best idea if you want to drink it straight. If you’re planning to use the milk in cooking, however, thawed milk can work.
Fried foods are crispy, crunchy and greasy and all of that will disappear if you put it in the freezer. It will lose its taste as well as become soft, moist and mushy. It’s not fun to eat fries or fried chicken if it’s not crunchy so keep your fried foods away from the freezer.
Eggs In Their Shell
Liquid tends to expand when it turns solid and eggs are no exception. The liquid inside will harden, expand and crack the shell when frozen, leaving you with a mess that will leave your freezer smelling rotten.
Raw Fruits And Vegetables
Raw fruit and vegetables with high water content will turn icy in the freezer, and they won’t thaw well. Instead of returning to their crispy, crunchy state, they’ll turn limp and soggy. No one wants to eat a limp piece of celery, watermelon or a soggy cucumber.
Freezing sour cream will cause it to separate, which makes it kind of gross to eat alone after it’s been frozen and thawed.
Yogurt that is frozen will change the texture in the freezer. Like sour cream, the yogurt will separate. It’ll be acceptable for cooking if you really want to use it, but otherwise not great to eat on its own.
If you put whole, raw potatoes in the freezer they will form ice crystals due to their high water content. This means you will be left with mushy potatoes when you go to thaw it.
Cheese has a long fridge shelf life so there really isn’t much need to freeze it. If you put a hard cheese in the freezer, it will turn crumbly, if you put soft cheese in the freezer, the moisture will crystallize the cheese’s light, fluffy texture.
Egg White Based Frosting
Frosting made from egg whites will lose its fluffiness and emit liquid if put in the freezer.