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Containers for freezing stock in small amounts?
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:47 AM
As I am going clean with my eating I'm going to start making my own stock. Can anyone recommend some good containers for freezing 1/4 or 1/2 cup amounts of stock?
Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:53 AM
I use ice cube trays and then once frozen put them in zip lock bags, and then just take out what I need.
I also do this with fruit sauces to add to yoghurt and porridge in the morning.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:54 AM
I freeze stock in pyrex and then transfer to ziplock bags as a block of stock.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:55 AM
Love the Decor containers. They have a 185ml container which will freeze 1/2 cup. (I think they come in a set and all marketed as baby food containers)
Alternatively because you only want small amounts, just freeze in ice cubes then tip into a zip lock bag and keep in the freezer. Weight your ice cubes rather than measure volume. 1/2 cup = 125g, 1/4 cup = 60g. Then you'll always have the perfect amount on hand.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:01 PM
Baby food containers are about it for the 1/2 cup measure, below 200 ml there isn't much on the market!
For the 1/4 cup measure the Decor salad dressing containers are great. Also the small Target baby food pots. I actually used the salad dressing containers for storing baby foods and powder formula as they are just the right size to sit inside one of my daughters MAM bottles.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:34 PM
Breast milk storage bags work well too - I've been using the Lansinoh double ziplock seal ones for stock/gravy/sauces etc. If you freeze them flat they hardly take up any room.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:39 PM
Thanks all! I think I'll use the containers I've got (which are too big), measure 1/2 cup amounts into them and freeze, then transfer to snap lock bags, as suggested by countrymel. That way I don't have to buy any more containers!!
Appreciate all your thoughts
Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:03 PM
I freeze straight into the zip lock bags with my stock, just pour it in and bung it in the freezer.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:08 PM
Silicon muffin trays are also great, and a bigger size than ice blocks.
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