Can You Freeze Butter?

Following these instructions for freezing butter will help maintain its quality, texture, and taste, and no self-respecting home chef would accept less.

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If you've ever eaten butter that became smelly from sitting in the fridge too long, you won't dispute the steps required to keep your frozen butter fresh.

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U.S. Dairy suggests keeping butter in its original packaging, but you may alternatively use plastic wrap or foil and a freezer-safe airtight container.

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freezing butter will not change its flavor or texture, which is excellent news if you're preparing to make up a batch of your renowned chocolate chip cookies.

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To preserve the butter, you'll need to freeze it before its expiration date. Land O'Lakes suggests utilizing the product within 30 days after removing it from the freezer.

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What about plastic-packaged butter spreads and margarines? Chances are the containers aren't freezer-safe, so they may split, shatter, or break.

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