If you are looking to freeze some delicious Nutella, here is the ultimate guide on how to freeze and store Nutella.
These methods and tips have worked like a charm for me.
So, let’s get started.
- Quick Answer: Can You Freeze Nutella?
- Freezing Nutella in Freezer-Safe Air-Tight Container
- Freezing Nutella in Ziploc Bags
- How Long Can You Freeze Nutella?
- How to Store Frozen Nutella?
- How to Defrost Nutella?
- Can You Refreeze Nutella?
- Does Nutella Freeze Well?
- Bottom Line
- Freezer-Safe Air-Tight Container
- Cling Wrap
- Empty the Jar - Spoon out all the Nutella from the jar and transfer it into a freezer-safe air-tight container. Make sure that there is at least an inch space at the top to accommodate any expansion upon freezing.
- Wrap It - Add a film of cling wrap at the mouth of the container, making sure that the cling wrap touches the Nutella. This helps seal it in better.
- Seal, Label, and Freeze - Seal the container and add a label on it with the best before date. You are all set to freeze the Nutella.
Freezing Nutella in Ziploc Bags
Fill the Bags
Spoon out the Nutella into the Ziploc bags. This could be tricky so, you could place the bag open in a bowl to make things less messy.
Seal the Bag
After squeezing out all the excess air, seal the Ziploc bag. You could use a straw to suck out all the air before sealing.
Label and Freeze
Add a label on the bag with the best before date and freeze them by laying them down flat to save space in the freezer.
How Long Can You Freeze Nutella?
You can freeze Nutella for 3 to 6 months. But keep in mind that the longer it stays in the freezer, the more it loses its original texture and taste.
It would be best to consume them sooner rather than later. Nutella has a pretty good shelf life without freezing it.
So, if you are freezing it close to its expiry date, it would be best not to keep it in the freezer for more than a month or so. It has a high chance of going rancid once it thaws.
How to Store Frozen Nutella?
You can store frozen Nutella in any freezer-safe air-tight container or Ziploc bag. If it is an unopened plastic jar, you can freeze it directly since the jar will not crack when the Nutella expands upon freezing.
The key is to keep them in an air-tight container with room to expand.
If you’re wondering whether the container or bag is a better fit, both are equally good options. Unless you are freezing huge batches of Nutella, in this case, the Ziploc bags would save a lot of freezer space.
How to Defrost Nutella?
You can defrost Nutella by leaving it on the kitchen counter to thaw at room temperature for several hours.
Once it thaws, the contents of the Nutella can separate and get watery. But you can fix this by giving it a quick stir to mix it all back together.
After you thaw the Nutella, it is best to store it in the fridge if you don’t plan to use it right away. The cool temperature can stop it from going rancid quickly.
Can You Refreeze Nutella?
No, it is best advised not to refreeze Nutella. The texture of Nutella can change once it’s frozen and defrosted.
Repeated freezing will only make it worse, with the condensation increasing the chances of bacterial build-up each time.
To avoid having to refreeze the Nutella, it is best to portion them beforehand into quantities that you are sure to consume in one go.
Does Nutella Freeze Well?
Yes, Nutella freezes well, and it can last for long in the freezer. But keep in mind that it can go through changes in its texture and flavor if it is kept in the freezer for long.
Moreover, frozen Nutella is a great way to level up on your dessert game. You can freeze them along with fruits and nuts to make exciting additions to your sweets list.
Yes, you can freeze Nutella sandwiches. But it is worth noting that, while the Nutella does not go bad or affect the freezer life of the sandwich, the bread can get soggy when it thaws.
So, extra care needs to be taken when defrosting them.
Yes, you can freeze Nutella on strawberries and with other fruits as well. But they are best consumed within a couple of weeks because the fruits may lose their water and consequently get mushy.
But if done right, these Nutella-dipped strawberries and fruits are great when frozen.
I hope this article helped you freeze and store all that extra Nutella in your pantry.
If you have any doubts or would like to share some tips or ideas on how to freeze Nutella, it would be lovely to hear from you.
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