How long can frozen butter be kept?
I've had my butter frozen for months in my basement chest freezer. Never had any trouble with it. It is expensive here so when it goes on sale I really stock up. So they can sit in the freezer for months before I get to them. I have never had an issue with frozen butter. I thaw it in the fridge over night then bring it to room temperature usually. But in a pinch I have taken out frozen butter and left it on the counter to thaw all night. It was perfect. No problem. I wouldn't worry about it. HTH Take Care
Yes, butter can be frozen for months with no ill effects. I, too, buy when on sale and store in a chest freezer that keeps a constant -10 degrees F.
Thanks for your response! Kroger has Land O'Lakes butter on sale for $1.99 and I would love to stock up on it. I didn't know if I could keep it for baking that I would be doing around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I freeze butter when I get it on sale. I put the boxes in a 2 gallon ziploc bag in the freezer.
It usually has an expiration date of at least 6 months out, often over 9 months. Once frozen, you've essentially stopped time and if you've got it in a ziploc, or even well wrapped in some saran, you've probably got at least a year before it's an issue.
I keep mine for months and months in the freezer. Like the other posters, I wait for a good sale and stock up. Until I started being more serious about caking I hadn't really realized how much the cost of some ingredients have gone up. Now I either buy in bulk or I stock up when it's on sale.