12 Foods That Freeze The Best

They’ll get mushy in the freezer, so this is perfect for a future batch of guacamole. If you’ve already made the guac, that freezes well, too!

Avocados

You can throw all the slices into a freezer-safe bag. This is especially handy if you’ll be using the sliced bananas in oatmeal or a smoothie.

Bananas

It doesn’t matter if it’s strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries—all berries freeze well. This is especially useful considering the brevity of berry season.

Berries

It defrosts quickly, and you certainly won’t notice a difference if you’re toasting the bread. (You might want to consider slicing loaves prior to freezing, though.) This also works for tortillas

Bread

As long as you freeze it prior to the expiration or use-by date, butter can last for about four months in the freezer. Be sure to use an airtight container—not just for optimal freshness.

Butter

The best candidates for chilling include hard and semi-hard varieties like cheddar, Swiss, provolone, Colby, jack, and mozzarella, as well as softer goat cheeses.

Cheese

Worried about your chocolate (especially baking chocolate) turning that weird grey/white color while hanging out in your pantry? Pack it in an airtight container and freeze it. 

Chocolate

You can get a great deal on eggs by buying in bulk, but using 24-48 eggs prior to their expiration date can be a challenge. Add another 9-12 months to that date by storing them in the freezer.

Eggs

Fatty fish like herring, mackerel, and sardines require glazing or vacuum sealing, but salmon and trout are fine in the freezer for up to three months.

Fish

Extending the shelf life of flour—all kinds—by putting it in the freezer. In fact, freezing whole grain and alternate flours containing additional nutrients is the recommended form of storage

Flour

Not only will the shelf life go from one month to six months, but it’s much easier to grate frozen ginger! You can also mince or grate the ginger first.

Ginger

Although freezing cucumbers, lettuce, and watermelon isn’t recommended, grapes—which are also mostly water—freeze really well. 

Grapes

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