Hello all, I remember there was a topic in the past about freezing hi ratio shortening, especially Sweetex. I tried to find it in the "search" field but cannot find it. Does anyone remember? I am looking for the answer.
I know on the packaging of every Hi ratio brand I have used it specifically says DO NOT FREEZE. So I wouldn't even try.
I buy Sweetex in 50# cubes--I don't have room to freeze it
I bought 16 oz. plastic containers (3/$1 at the Dollar Store) and put 14 oz. (by weight), which is 2 cups by volume), in each one. I store them in a larger plastic bin in a cool area out of direct heat & light. Hold up great. Lasts...............well, at least 18 mos.
I don't freeze mine and haven't heard of freezing it since it last so long.
I store my high-ratio in old 20 lb. fondant buckets in a cool area and away from light. They are air tight and food safe!
I freeze mine all the time and always thaw it a couple of days before I need to use it. I have never had a problem with it and have not seen any difference in taste of whatever I make.
I freeze Sweetex, since I don't use that much of it. (Just like I freeze butter when it's on sale.)
Freezing hi-ratio shortening thread:
(Just like I freeze butter when it's on sale)
Wow Jan thanks for the tip on the butter! I never thought about freezing butter. Do you know how long it last in the freezer?
Online info is anywhere from 4 to 9 months:
I've never had enough to hold onto it for more than several months, though.