How to Defrost Yoghurt

by Elizabeth Harding

The easiest way is to wrap the frozen pot tightly in a wet towel and place it into the refrigerator until its contents thaw out by themselves.

Yoghurt that has been frozen will defrost after some time, but there can be a layer of water and then clumps forming near the top of the container. To avoid this, add a little milk to your yogurt and let it sit for about 15 minutes before you eat it. You can also use any other type of milk that you have in your fridge to defrost the yogurt and make sure that it has been fully defrosted before eating.

Can Yogurt be Frozen and Thawed?

Yes, yogurt can be frozen and thawed. You may have heard that you should not freeze dairy products because the cold temperatures will destroy the flavor and texture. This is true for some dairy products, such as milk or sour cream, but not yogurt.

Yogurt is a fermented food with its own bacteria so it can still taste and look good after being frozen and thawed. The only thing you risk losing is a little bit of the live bacteria from the yogurt which isn't cause for concern.

Why Freeze Yoghurt?

Freezing yogurt in individual containers is a great way to take it with you on the go. This is especially true for those who don’t have time to sit and make up a batch at home. However, one thing that can make this process difficult is when the yogurt in your container comes out too thick after a few days of freezing. When this happens, you will have trouble removing it from the container without breaking off pieces of the frozen yogurt block.

To get around this problem, you can add some milk to your yogurt that has already been frozen. You can then let it sit for about 15 minutes before eating it. This will help the yogurt thaw and make it easier for you to remove it from the container without breaking off pieces of the frozen yogurt block.

When you are ready to consume your frozen yogurt, make sure that it has been fully defrosted before eating. Once it has defrosted a little bit or just before eating, either whisk it with a blender or a kitchen fork to get the consistency back.

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