Question for YOU: Can You Freeze Yogurt?

There are some screaming deals on yogurt this week in my neck of the woods. The grocery geek in me just can’t pass them up. But, can you freeze yogurt? I assume you can, since those Go-Gurts are freezeable. I wondered if any of you have experience with freezing large 32-ounce containers or the individual cups, unopened. Let me know.

And no, I’m not quite ready to use my garage freezer again. I’ll be storing these in the side-by-side in the kitchen.

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  1. I’ve frozen yogurt, but I usually use it in smoothies afterward not to eat plain.

  2. You shouldn’t have any troubles with freezing it! The texture might be a little different than what it is fresh but it is still yummy. :) Growing up my mom always did frozen yogurt…she would freeze it and then stick in our school lunchboxes and it would stay cold til lunch and by thawed by lunch too. :)

    Here is something off of Stonyfield’s FAQ that I thought might be helpful to you. :)

    “Does freezing yogurt destroy or alter the effectiveness of the live cultures?
    You can freeze a cup of yogurt. A cup of yogurt that has been frozen and thawed will have a different look and texture than fresh yogurt. The cultures become dormant when frozen, but once thawed either in the refrigerator or by your body heat when ingested; they will become live and active once again. There will be a few cultures that do die, but there are so many billions in our products, that it is truly insignificant.”

    HTH! Enjoy getting your deals! :)

  3. The Things We Say says:

    I froze a large container of Stoneyfield Organic awhile back and I didn’t care for how it came out. It DID change the texture enough that I threw it out. Terrible I know but we are picky about textures here. It was like it separated and turned into what I remember as a kid something called “ice milk”. So, you’ll have to try it for yourself and see if you all still like it. For me, I won’t be freezing it again other than in my ice cream maker.

    Hope that helps.

  4. I freeze yogurt but it’s blended with fresh fruit to make “popsicles” at our house – not sure about the texture since we eat it still frozen, but it’s a really nice treat for dessert or a snack.

  5. One thing that I have noticed on the yogurt tubes instructions for freezing is that it says not to use past the date even if you freeze it. I remember it because I was surprised.

  6. My friend from college used to eat yogurt cups that had been frozen. This was during the low-fat craze and she thought it was healthier than ice cream. But you would have to put them in serving size cups to do that with the big ones (unless you want to eat that much in one setting:) I like the smoothie and popsicle ideas! I, too, found deals on yogurt this week at Kroger. They had clearanced danactive 4 pack drinkables for 1.19 and I had $1 off coupons. So, for
    .19 I decided to get 14 of them (14 X 4 that is) !!

  7. I certainly hope so cause I am going to after I eat some for breakfast tomorrow! I have a large container of stonyfield plain yogurt, but I am the only one who eats yogurt and all I have access to at the time is a micro/fridge, so no using yogurt for cooking or breads or things like that. I’m going to try to freeze it right in the container, hopefully it will work out alright! I’d hate to waste it :(

  8. so Im tarting weight watchers and I was wondering if I could freeze yogurt in ice cub tray so I could throw it right in the blender with the fruit I just thought it would make it easier

  9. This was very helpful. My son likes to eat Dannon All Natural lowfat Vanilla yogurt with fruit mixed in every morning for breakfast and we just moved from Detroit to NC and the nearest grocery store is at least 30 minutes from us here, so I’d like to buy a larger quantity when I shop since we go through a container every few days. I guess I’ll just try freezing one to start and see how we like it.

  10. Holly June says:

    We recently purchased those Yoplait Smoothies and loved them! As I was making them, I noticed that there are pieces of frozen yogurt. That’s what gave me the idea to freeze my own yogurt. Based upon the above comments, it looks like I can freeze my yogurt in the small cups they come in, or in ice cube trays, freeze seasonal fruit or buy frozen fruit, and re-create the Yoplait Smoothies at home, much cheaper!

  11. We just froze Greek-Style Vanilla yogart as popsicles. Kaleb (who just turned 7) wants everyone to watchout when putting the sticks into the mold…make sure they are not upside down.

  12. I too want to freeze a deal on plain yogurt with the seal still on the top and need to know if this is ok, I feed yogurt to my dogs with their food and dont want it to spoil being in the freezer.

  13. I have some frozen yoplait yogurt thats been in the freezer for a while(3yrs to be exact!)… I was wondering if its still ok to eat? I totally forgot it was in there! LOL

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