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Can I freeze a tub of butter spread ? Question for all you experts!

Started 1286458390.51 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1286574115.303 by stevie72

Just wondering if it will thaw and taste the same. I know you can freeze blocks of cheese with no worry.


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Lotus~1286459060.60736837 PostsRegistered 6/23/2006Long Island, NY

I think my mom freezes it with no problem.

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brii1286459110.70728661 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008

I don't know about butter spread, but I freeze butter with no problems whatsoever.

Vivian1286459176.93606 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I think it depends on what kind of spread you want to freeze. I once tried to freeze Smart Balance and it was a disaster. It just turned to mushy water when I defrosted it. If there's an 800 number on the package, you're probably better off calling and asking.

croemer1286459191.35779243 PostsRegistered 1/29/2009

Yes I have frozen the spread with no problem at all.

eta: I use Country Crock Brand of spread.

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misspammie1286459229.0512690 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia

I myself freeze milk. If I go to the store for "one" thing, I come to the checkout with a cart full. I love to freeze everything, and have learned to check online to see about freezing.....noodles, cream, i.e. I also like to make big batches, if I'm going to the b other of making something,,,,,,,,,,and it's soooo nice to eat some later.

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happy hous­ewife1286459450.77334387 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

Martha Stewart says you can freeze butter.

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imaclothes­hog1286459684.7223308 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006

I have never frozen a tub of margarine but I have frozen butter and it was fine. I think you could try it anyway, I don't see there would be much difference between butter and margarine. Look on the back of the margarine tub and see if there is a 1-800 number for the company and call them and ask, they should be able to give you a definitive answer. hth.

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croemer1286459686.50779243 PostsRegistered 1/29/2009

May I also suggest to thaw the butter out in the refridge,,,always!

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Subject1286460596.87711269 PostsRegistered 2/24/2007

thanks for all the suggestions. The spread is a light spread- probably has a lot of water whipped into it- so it may not fare as well as a high fat spead.


AnikaBrodie1286462821.31315786 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008The NE state of mountains and valleys

You can freeze almost everything --- except pumpkin. Pumpkin has too much water content in it.

Seriously, butter quarters freeze well so I would think a tub of butter would too.

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Cardamom1286463124.397092 PostsRegistered 6/24/2006
Try freezing just a spoonful and see how it does.

missy11286463819.98733238 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007


People freeze milk and cheese too.

EM71286469033.2271917 PostsRegistered 12/7/2009

Yes, the tubs can be frozen and are just the same when you thaw them in the refrigerator.

rudy1286469086.9932475 PostsRegistered 1/8/2005


Shelbelle1286485446.93336058 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Freeze only the ones that are high in fat.

SeaGal1286485825.51713978 PostsRegistered 6/5/2007The Emerald City

I use Gold'n Soft and I always keep one in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge as thats where I store it. Taste and teture stays the same.


twinkies1286497942.831431 PostsRegistered 10/31/2006

yes , I do it all the time with my Olivio spread . i also freeze cheese in blocks or the shredded cheese that comes in the bag . It tastes the same . However cream cheese is different . it freezes well and tastes the same , and tastes the same but the cream cheese has a different texture. It is more of a whipped cream cheese tastes exactly the same though. i have frozen milk in plastic jugs and its fine . thaw in fridge . i have frozen butter and it tastes fine and you can thaw in the fridge . You will save money especially on shredded cheese because ie

t will not get moldy.

cathy from ma

robkatyat1286562376.652078 PostsRegistered 10/14/2006

Yup..I do it All of the time. It thaws just fine.

namaste0001286562812.49615 PostsRegistered 7/21/2006

let me share one of my favorite websites:

they tell you about refrigerating, freezing, and give hints on how to wrap, etc

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stevie721286574115.3032258 PostsRegistered 1/2/2009Western NY

namaste000 -- thanks for the website - -- it contains lots of useful information. By the way, I also freeze sticks of butter but have never tried freezing spreads and happy I found out about freezing cheese.

Janet from WNY

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