Can You Freeze Butter?


Can you freeze butter?


Absolutely! Yes, you can freeze butter.

Freezing butter is a wise way to take advantage of a good sale on butter. The price can dip several dollars at a time, so stock up for the holiday baking season and then make it last as long as possible.

Frozen butter can be used frozen (ideas below) or thawed to return to its original state.

can you freeze butter

Can You Freeze Butter?

Instructions to Freeze Butter

Freezing butter is easy. Keep the butter sticks in their paper wrappers, but remove them from the box and wrap the individual sticks of butter in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing them into a freezer safe airtight container or resealable plastic bag.
This package can then be frozen and will keep well for up to a year.

To thaw, place the butter into the refrigerator overnight.
Do NOT try to defrost frozen butter in the microwave because you will end up with both melted butter and hard pieces from the same stick.

A great butter hack is to use butter while still frozen.
Unwrap the front half of the stick and hold onto the back end. Run the stick through a cheese grater to create a mound of totally usable butter from a stick of frozen butter. Frozen butter will be fairly easy to grate and will then come to room temperature extremely fast.

can you freeze butter

Another butter hack is to place the frozen stick into an egg slicer.
The butter slices can then be arranged quite nicely on a serving platter. They will thaw by serving time and be easier for guests to pick up the perfect portion for their bun.

Can You Freeze Butter?

Additional Info

To make herb butter, see our herb butter post for more information.

To find out how long butter lasts, see our butter page.

To find out how long other foods are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or use the search function below.

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