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Yes, you can easily freeze pudding for upwards of 3 months. All you need to do is pop it into a freezer bag or airtight container. Do be aware that due to the high milk content when putting is thawed it may suffer some texture degradation.
How to Freeze pudding
Pudding is a super delicious and relatively easy to make dessert. One of the highlights of pudding is that it comes in a whole slew of different flavors and variations.
The best types of pudding to freeze our plain puddings such as chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding or butterscotch pudding.
However, more elaborate puddings like rice pudding or banana pudding can also be frozen. Or similar desserts like custard can be frozen. Just keep in mind, that addition of toppings and fruits can cause some quality degradation when frozen.
Freezing homemade pudding
- First, it's important to freeze the pudding as fresh as possible. If you let it sit a few days before freezing it the quality will suffer.
- If you're freezing it directly after making, which is the best time to freeze it, do make sure it is thoroughly cooled first.
- Decide whether you would like to freeze it as a whole batch or an individual servings.
- You can freeze it in freezer bags or an airtight freezer safe container.
- Transfer your putting portions into your freezer bag or container.
- Note: If using a freezer bag, make sure to squeeze all excess air out before zipping it shut.
- Note: If using an airtight container, fill the container almost as full as possible. Do leave an inch or two between the pudding and the lid to allow for expansion when frozen.
- Label your bag or container with the date and then place it into your freezer.
- Tip: If using freezer bags, press the pudding flat in the bag after it has been zipped shut so that you can save space in your freezer.
Freezing store-bought pudding
Freezing store-bought pudding can sometimes be a little trickier than freezing homemade pudding. This is due to the fact that it is likely less fresh. Also, store about putting will have all of the toppings and whatnot already added in which can make the pudding more difficult to freeze.
Other than those factors, store-bought pudding is frozen in the exact same manner as homemade pudding listed above. Or, you can toss it into the freezer in the container, like when freezing jello. However, the container can crack and result in not the best results.
Freezing pudding into popsicles
One fun way to freeze your pudding is by making it into popsicles. This eliminates any texture degradation when thawing due to the fact that you'll be eating them while they're still frozen.
- To use this method, you can use popsicle molds, ice cube trays or cups.
- Go ahead and spoon your pudding into your mold or ice cube tray. Leave a small amount of space in the tray or mold for the pudding to expand as it freezes.
- If you desire, you can add a popsicle stick into the center of the pudding to have something to hold it with when you eat it.
- Go ahead and pop your tray or molds into your freezer and leave them there for several hours until the pudding is thoroughly frozen.
- Remove the tray or molds from the freezer once the pudding is frozen. Pop the pudding pops out of the tray and place them into a freezer safe bag.
- Make sure to press all of the excess air out of the bag before zipping it shut.
- Label the bag with the date and then pop it back into the freezer.
How to Defrost pudding
Defrosting your pudding is relatively easy. All you need to do is place your freezer bag or airtight container into your refrigerator overnight. Your pudding should be thawed by the morning.
The time it takes to defrost will depend on the amount you froze together. For example, I froze a pudding cup and it took it around 8 hours to fully thaw in the fridge.
Once defrosted, pudding is almost the same as fresh. It's a tiny bit less thick and milky. But, just as tasty.
Is pudding good frozen?
Yes, putting is quite good frozen. Especially if you eat it like a popsicle.
Can you freeze Jello Instant pudding?
Yes, you can freeze Jello instant pudding. Just be aware of it there may be some changes in texture when it's thawed.
How long does pudding last in the fridge?
Pudding lasts for around a week in the fridge.
Can you freeze rice pudding?
Yes, you can easily freeze rice pudding.
Can you freeze bread pudding?
Yes you can freeze bread pudding, however, it's a little more difficult due to some of its ingredients., It's a little more difficult due to some of its ingredients.
How to freeze Pudding
- airtight container
- marker or pen
- freezer bags
- Ice Cube Tray
- Pudding any flavor, homemade or store-bought
- If you made your pudding at home, make sure to completely cool it before getting started.
- Portion your pudding out into the amounts you will need when it is defrosted.
- Spoon the pudding into an airtight container, freezer bag or pudding mold/ice cube tray.
- Make sure to leave a little room in whatever container you choose as it will expand slightly upon freezing.
- Seal the package up -Freezer bag: press all air out and zip it shut. Then press the pudding flat so it will store easily.Airtight container: for extra protection, you can place layer of plastic wrap over the container then pop the lid on it.Pudding mold/ice cube tray - if it has a lid, pop it on. Or, if you want to add popsicle sticks -do so now.
- Write the date on your package and toss it in the freezer.