My fridge got set a wee bit colder than it should've and most of my liquid stuff has frozen. Fortunately all I had in there at the moment was some bottled water, some fruit juice, and a carton of half and half.

I'm not worried about the drinks, but I know freezing can do odd things to milk and cream. Is my half and half ruined? I mainly just use it in my morning coffee, if that matters.


I store frozen milk for emergencies all the time... Once defrosted in the fridge, I shake it for a couple of minutes and it returns to normal. It even taste the same. Australian carton and bottled milk is slightly richer than half and half; and the water to fat ratios are lower... This doesn't seem to split badly after it is frozen. As I said, defrost for 24 hours in the fridge, shake and serve.

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I froze some 10% BF cream (coffee cream) that was on sale, thinking I could stock up a bit and freeze it and that I would be saving some $, thawed it for 24 hours and tried it in my coffee and it curdled....lesson learned.

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I had the same issue with half and half after freezing and have found that microwaving it for about 20 seconds and then stirring and using it, the problem is gone! The fat cream has just separated. The microwave seems to help it melt down enough to reincorporate back in to liquid form! It tastes like normal!

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