How to Freeze Garlic

Love garlic but hate mincing it for every recipe? Here’s a guide on how to freeze garlic so you’ll have freshly minced garlic on hand every time!

Can I Freeze Garlic?!

You can definitely freeze garlic! I’ve been doing it for ages and shared it in one of my Instagram Reels not too long ago and after some DMs, I wanted to make a detailed guide on it! My favourite method of prepping garlic is method 1 down below.

Why You Should Mince Your Own Garlic (And Then Freeze It)

  • It makes life easy. I love being able to open my freezer and grab a cube of minced garlic ready to go. It saves me from having to mince garlic 2 to 3 times a day when cooking.
  • I like making my own minced garlic because I find that the store-bought ones have a slightly bitter taste to them.
  • You can decide how minced you want them. I like mine a little chunky but you can keep pulsing until your garlic is closer to a paste if you like.
  • After a bit of work (I cut and peel the garlic in front of the TV!), you can make a large enough batch to last 3 to 6 months.

What You’ll Need

  • Garlic — I usually prepare around 5 bulbs of garlic at a time.
  • Food processor — if you don’t have one, you can minced with a knife but it’ll take a while.

How to Freeze Garlic

  • Peel the garlic.
  • Transfer garlic cloves to a food processor. Pulse until minced to your liking.
  • Method 1 — tablespoon: Transfer the minced garlic spread on a parchment lined sheet pan. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 2-3 hours or until frozen. Cut until approximately 1 inch by 1 inch squares. Transfer into an airtight container or freezer bags and store in the freezer. Use from frozen.
  • This is my go to method! I recommend this method out of the three.
  • Method 2 — in containers or bags: Transfer the minced garlic into small freezer safe containers or small freezer bags. I like to make indents with a knife in the garlic after packing them into the containers so it’s easier to scoop out as needed. If you forget, you might have to chip at it a bit. Or let it sit for a few minutes at room temperature and it’ll soften enough to scoop some out.

FAQs

How Long Does Frozen Garlic Last?

Frozen garlic lasts 3 to 6 months when stored correctly.

How Much Garlic is an 1 Inch Cube?

1″ squares comes out to approximately a bit more than 1 teaspoon of minced garlic.

What is Frozen Garlic Good For?

You can use frozen garlic like you do with freshly minced garlic. I usually add it to a pot or pan straight from frozen. If you want, you can thaw it beforehand, it doesn’t take long to thaw a cube of garlic.

Do I Add Oil or Salt?

Nope, no oil or salt needed to go inside of this minced garlic.

How to Freeze Minced Garlic

Love garlic but hate mincing it for every recipe? Here’s a guide on how to freeze garlic so you’ll have freshly minced garlic on hand every time!

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Ingredients

  • 5 bulbs garlic

Instructions

  • Peel the garlic.

  • Transfer garlic cloves to a food processor. Pulse until minced to your liking.

  • Method 1 — tablespoon: Transfer the minced garlic spread on a parchment lined sheet pan. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 2-3 hours or until frozen. Cut until approximately 1 inch by 1 inch squares. Transfer into an airtight container or freezer bags and store in the freezer. Use from frozen.

  • Method 2 — in containers or bags: Transfer the minced garlic into small freezer safe containers or small freezer bags. Make indents with a knife in the garlic after packing them in the containers so it’s easier to scoop out as needed in the freezer.

  • Method 3 — in ice cube trays: Transfer the minced garlic into ice cube trays and freeze for 2-3 hours or until frozen. Transfer the frozen garlic into an airtight container or freezer bag and use from frozen.

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Authour: Carmy

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