The cost of real butter can get very expensive.
That is why I always try to grab some extra whenever I can find it for a low price.
Can You Freeze Butter?
Usually during the holidays, you can find the price of butter dropping for big sales to encourage buyers to stop by stores with deals on butter.
You can make these sales really work for you by freezing the butter you find on sale to enjoy when the price climbs back up.
Freezing butter is easy and can be a great way to save money while giving your family healthy genuine butter for the average price of margarine.
How to Freeze Butter
Butter comes wrapped in wax paper perfect for storing in the freezer.
If you are making homemade butter to freeze from heavy cream you found on sale you will need to really work to ensure all buttermilk is drained from the butter and wrap in waxed paper like store-bought butter.
To freeze butter you want to add an extra layer to protect the butter from freezer burn or from absorbing odors and flavors from your freezer.
The best option for this is to vacuum seal your butter for storage but a quality freezer bag can help add an extra layer of protection without needing anything special.
Just like when you freeze milk you want to mark how long the butter will be good for after thawing.
This will help you keep track of when the butter needs to be used up after thawing.
Freezing butter can extend the shelf life of your butter by six months.
How to Thaw Frozen Butter
When you are ready to use your frozen butter you can pull it out to thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
If you find that you did not thaw the butter in time you can quickly bring frozen butter to a useable temperature by pulling the butter out and placing you the counter under a glass that has been heated with very hot water until steaming.