Just wondering if anyone has had any success with freezing eggnog?
YES!!! And it tastes fab ice cold in the middle of july ! I like to mix mine 1/2 minute maid orange juice & 1/2 eggnog. YUM!!!!!
Thank you! I like picking it up on clearance but did not want to freeze extra if it did not hold together well.
Good to know. By Christmas it's gone never to reapear until next Oct.
Have you tried the Safeway brand of eggnog ice cream? I'm addicted!
I buy a couple extra every year just so I can freeze it! It's awfully refreshing on a hot summer day!! lol I love it best when it's mostly thawed but still has some of the ice crystals in it!! Oh my! Think I'll have to freeze an extra this year!! Just thinking about how good it is has my mouth watering! lol
Many people would like to enjoy egg nog at times other than during the winter holidays. The question for many is whether or not egg nog can be frozen for use at other times of the year. Depending on the circumstances, it may in fact be possible to freeze egg nog and enjoy this sweet and creamy beverage. One of the main factors in the success of freezing egg nog is whether it is commercially made or prepared at home.
From Wisegeek site- I have frozen unopened Commercial Eggnog successfully~A
Store bought egg nog is generally available in two forms. Displays of canned egg nog usually begin to appear in supermarkets during the month of November, and require no refrigeration. Preservatives in this type of egg nog make it possible to store the beverage in a cool dark place for several months. In this instance there is no need to freeze egg nog. The contents of the can will keep well through the date stamped onto the can.
Generally, it is not a good idea to freeze egg nog that is prepared at home. The reason for this is that there are relatively few preservatives in the mixture, so the rate of deterioration is faster than commercially prepared egg nog beverages. Even if the beverage is frozen, there is a definite chance of bacteria setting up during the storage period. The raw eggs used in most homemade recipes are one of the main factors that can make freezing fresh egg nog a risky business.
When it comes to the decision to freeze egg nog, feel free to freeze commercially produced items, but don’t waste time trying to freeze your own homemade recipe. Also, remember to thaw frozen egg nog in the refrigerator overnight, and shake well before opening the container. Even during freezing, the ingredients are likely to undergo some separation.
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