If you have you ever used coffee creamer, then you might know that how much it is difficult to store it for longer periods.
More than 90% of people use coffee in their daily life. It has been proved in research that around 2 billions cup of coffee is consumed every day. Now, milk is the primary need to make a delicious cup of coffee.
Some like to have black coffee and some creamy coffee. And of course, if you are lactose intolerant, then why you drink any dairy product. So, that’s the reason why people are loving to use coffee creamer.
Coffee creamer is the best and easiest way to replace milk. Although, it is available in two types: one is dairy and the other is non-dairy.
But, the non-dairy coffee creamer is in great demand because it is lactose-free. Yes, I am right. If your body is allergic to lactose or dairy products, then creamer is the best solution for you to drink coffee.
Coffee creamer is also available in two forms: one is coffee mate liquid creamer and the other is coffee mate powdered creamer.
Normally, if you buy a creamer bottle and are not a regular coffee consumer, then there are many chances that you can’t consume the whole creamer bottle within the date of expiration.
Also liquid coffee creamers have more expiration limits than powdered ones.
Can you freeze coffee creamer for preserving
Yes, liquid coffee creamer can be stored for a longer time by freezing. Although, it is not recommended by brands.
According to the given instructions on bottles, freezing creamer may result in separation which also affects its taste.
But, many people are using this freezing technique to increase the life of coffee mate liquid creamers.
I think you should also give it a try.
Freezing coffee creamer helps you to save your money and also time.
How to freeze liquid coffee mate creamer
The most simple and easy method of freezing is to keep the creamer with the bottle in the freezer. You don’t need to worry about the bottle and creamer.
And also don’t trust the myth that the creamer bottle will explode on keeping the bottle full of creamer in the freezer.
There is also another method which can save your time. You can simply fill the ice tray with cream and then freeze it. So, whenever you need it, you can extract a single ice cube of a creamer rather than the whole bottle.
How to use frozen coffee mate creamer
Using the frozen coffee creamer directly into your cup can cool down your coffee. If you are going to freeze in an ice tray, then there is the best method for you to freeze coffee creamer.
First, extract one creamer cube from the tray and place it in the fridge for at least one to two hours. This will allow the thawing of your frozen creamer.
Then use it in coffee to make a delicious cup of beverage. Remember, do not refreeze the coffee mate, otherwise, it results in the spoiling of creamer.
How long does coffee creamer last
Generally, a liquid coffee mate creamer can last up to 2-3 months according to the expiration time given by brands. But, with freezing, it can last up to 5-6 months.
So, you can save your creamer for 6 months. But, when you thaw a frozen creamer, then it only lasts for one week until the date of thawing.
Is coffee mate bad for you?
Some might be confused whether coffee creamer is bad for health or not. And the answer is:
Coffee-mate is not good for your health. Maybe you are familiar with it or not. If it is a non-dairy product, then “How can a product give the same texture and taste like milk ?”.
Brands are claiming that their coffee mate does not contain any dairy ingredient and is lactose-free.
This is not the real truth.
The coffee mate liquid creamer is lactose-free but it contains casein which is a milk-derived protein. And, those people who are allergic to casein should avoid it.
Liquid creamer is prepared by using sodium, sugar, and corn syrup to give it the flavor of milk. And also, it has mentioned some creamer packs that contain coffee whitener which changes the color of your coffee.
But, you should check it on buying because some coffee creamers may not contain coffee whitener.
Coffee-mate originals contain fewer calories than flavored coffee creamers. So, if you are not on a calorie control diet plan, then you can use it.
It also contains trans fat which increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, etc.
Coffee liquid creamer can be frozen in the freezer to increase the shelf-life of cream. But you have to take care of some points after freezing. It can last up to a maximum of 6 months and after thawing, it remains in good condition for only one week.
Coffee liquid creamer is not good for your health. It is not a real cream and has artificial sweeteners and color whitening.
If you are lactose intolerant, then, instead of using liquid coffee creamer, try to make a habit of having black coffee. Black coffee does not contain calories and is beneficial for your health.
Coffee has many health benefits like to relieve stress and headache, refreshing your mood, improving concentration and brainpower. So, avoid coffee creamers and use black coffee.
I hope, now you have found your answer to “Can you freeze liquid coffee mate creamer or not”. Let me know in the comment section, whether you are going to buy a coffee creamer or not?
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