If you find yourself with an abundance of goat's milk yogurt, consider freezing it for later use. Goat's milk yogurt is incredibly rich with a unique flavor. It's wonderful eaten plain, but it also makes an excellent addition to cooked dishes and baked goods. The consistency of the frozen yogurt will be altered, but it's perfectly safe to eat and cook with. In fact, the beneficial cultures contained in yogurt will survive the freezing process. For best results, stir yogurt that contains fruit prior to freezing.
Wrap the yogurt container in a layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil or a double layer of regular aluminum foil. Alternately, you can also place the yogurt container in a freezer-safe, zip-top plastic bag. If you have a large tub of yogurt and you'd like to store it in smaller portions, divide it among several airtight containers before wrapping with foil or placing in a freezer-safe bag.
Label the aluminum foil or freezer-safe bag with the date and variety of yogurt for easy reference.
Place the yogurt in the coldest part of your freezer. Some freezers come equipped with "quick-freeze" shelves. If your freezer doesn't have a quick-freeze shelf, simply place the yogurt in the back of the freezer. Avoid stacking the yogurt until it is frozen solid to reduce freezing times.
- Foods stored at a constant 0 degrees Fahrenheit will remain safe to eat indefinitely, although the quality may begin to degrade after several months.
- Thaw the yogurt in the refrigerator and never at room temperature.
- The yogurt may separate when thawed, so be sure to stir it before using.
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