Frozen Butter

Decorating By BatterBabe Updated 29 Mar 2012 , 6:23pm by AMACakes

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BatterBabe Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 3:54pm
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How long can frozen butter be kept?

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MsGF Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 4:11pm
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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

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MimiFix Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 5:08pm
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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.

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BatterBabe Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 6:19pm
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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.

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BlakesCakes Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 6:21pm
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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.


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AMACakes Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 6:23pm
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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. icon_biggrin.gif

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