Can I freeze a cream or milk based soup?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by MeatKing, May 16, 2011.

  1. MeatKing

    MeatKing Songster

    I like making big batches of soup. Today I dedcided to make a ham bone, potatoe soup. I found a recipe that calls for adding milk or cream. Can I freeze it or will it get gross?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    When I make chowder for canning, I always leave out the milk or cream and add it when I am warming up the soup. I don't know how milk or cream in a soup will handle being frozen then thawed, but why not just leave it out and add it later? You should not have any problems that way.
  3. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    I have froze cream based soups before. They seemed fine to me.
  4. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Port Deposit, MD
    I freeze milk, cheese and butter all the time. I also freeze chip beef gravy. Restaurants freeze milk based soups.
    Should be no problem.
  5. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    Absolutely. It will change the consistency, but barely. If there is not tonnes of dairy, you will not even notice it.
  6. MeatKing

    MeatKing Songster

    [​IMG] Awesome Thank-you everyone!! That's awesome!!! This will so open up my "frozen soup" choices [​IMG]
    Thanks Again!!

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