The juice is a nice alternative to fresh fruits and berries: it takes less place so it is easier to take some with you when traveling or just going for a walk. Besides, juices can be made of several kinds of fruits which makes such a liquid a concentrated source of vitamins.
However, a reasonable question may arise: how to make it last longer? Well, let’s see how to do it correctly.
Freezing Juice: Possible Or Not?
Imagine you prepared some fresh homemade juice (for a party, for breakfast, or for any cooking project) but then you realize that you will not be able to finish the whole jar in time, and the drink will most likely spoil!
That is a rather sad situation, but fortunately, it can be easily solved since juices can be exposed to frost successfully! And if you think that it will take an eternity for it to solidify, be sure that juice will often freeze the same fast as water.
Besides, preserving juices in a frosting camera is very simple and doesn’t need any specific preparations or tools:
Prepare a clean kitchen funnel and a hermetic tank or a thick frost-resistant zip packet.
Using a funnel, pour the juice into the tank which it will be frosted in, and seal it tightly. Remember to leave about two inches of spare space between the surface of the liquid and the lid since juice will expand when solidified.
If you don’t do that, the liquid will damage the tank!
Mark the tank by writing the sort of juice on it and indicate the date when it was placed into the frosting camera.
Now the fruity drink can be safely left in the freezer.
When being kept like that, freshly squeezed juice will stay drinkable for nearly eighteen months. Before drinking it, just transfer the tank from the frosting camera to the fridge overnight or, if you need it to be ready faster, immerse it into a bowl with warm water.
How Will Freezing Affect the Taste?
People often wonder how their juice will taste after defrosting since everyone knows that foods often become slightly different in terms of texture and flavor when being thawed.
Well, we would say that everything hangs upon how long the drink was exposed to frost: the longer your juice is left frozen the more changes its taste and texture will undergo. Of course, the liquid will not get ruined or spoiled, but still, the sooner you finish it the better.
Another issue that we must keep in mind when exposing freshly squeezed juices to frost is that their nutrients will decay after a while. If the drink will be used for the cooking projects only, that doesn’t matter much, but if you’re going to drink it, you’d better ensure it is consumed asap.
Can I Freeze Smoothies?
This question arises every time one decides to preserve some of this thick fruity drink. The biggest point of concern, in this case, is the texture: smoothies are usually way thicker than other juices so people are worried whether they will solidify at all.
Relax, these drinks can be successfully exposed to frost just like their more liquid “cousins”!
Simply blend the fruits and/or berries you like until you get that even and smooth consistency, pour the smoothy into mason jars leaving 2-3 inches of spare space between the liquid and the lid, seal the tanks, and place them into your frosting camera!
Only don’t forget to transfer the jar into the fridge to thaw the night before it will be consumed!
How Fast Will My Juice Solidify?
Most of us would consume frozen juice by drinking it after thawing, however, this natural drink can also be successfully utilized as fruity ice! Of course, when deciding to do so, everyone would like to know how much time it will take for a drink to turn into an icy treat.
Generally speaking, it hangs upon your freezer. On average, juice freezing time is between two and four hours if the frosting camera is working well and it is cold enough.
However, if the temperature is not low enough, your drink might need a bit more time to solidify.
Juices are great refreshment in any season of the year, besides, they can be made of almost any fruit, berry, and even vegetable! Besides, if frosted, these drinks can turn into a delicious icy yummy! Freeze them correctly, and you will be able to enjoy this healthy and beneficial all-natural drink any time along or with your family.