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How To Freeze Ketchup

If you have a large batch of ketchup on hand that’s store-bought or homemade, you can freeze it using simple steps. Learn how to freeze ketchup in a safe and easy way!

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Can you freeze ketchup? Yes, homemade or store bought ketchup can easily be frozen in just a few simple steps.

If you’re like most people, you go through a lot of ketchup. It’s a condiment that’s used in so many recipes, and it’s hard to resist when you’re eating out.

Ketchup is a condiment made from tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, and spices. It’s typically used on hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, chicken nuggets, and more!

But if you have too much ketchup or you make a large batch of homemade ketchup it, freezing it is a great way to store it for later use.

Learn how to freeze ketchup so that you can save money and have plenty on hand for your favorite recipes!

🍅How To Freeze Ketchup (Simple Steps)

1️⃣Step one: Pour the ketchup into a freezer-safe container in smaller portions such as a freezer bag, ice cube trays, or an airtight container.

2️⃣Step two: Make sure to remove as much air as possible from the container before freezing as it will expand.

3️⃣Step three: Label the container with the date and freeze it for up to eight months. When you’re ready to use it, thaw in the refrigerator overnight or in a bowl of hot water.

4️⃣Step four: Once thawed, mix thoroughly with a spoon to ensure the liquid gets absorbed back into the mixture. Since tomatoes are 95% water, the ketchup may be a thinner consistency once defrosted. This depends on the ingredients used.

5️⃣Step five: Use it with all of your favorite recipes. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

✅Tips & Troubleshooting

  • If your ketchup mixture is too watery after it thaws, discard any excess liquid from thawing.
  • You can thicken thawed ketchup by simmering it in a pot over low heat until the moisture is evaporated.
  • If you decide to freeze your ketchup in ice cube trays, let them thaw completely overnight, then pop them out and store them in a freezer-safe bag or container until ready for use.

❔FAQ

Can you freeze Heinz ketchup?

Yes, Heinz ketchup can be frozen in the same way that any other ketchup can be frozen.

What is the best way to freeze ketchup?

The best way to freeze ketchup is in small portions in a freezer-safe container. Be sure to remove as much air as possible before freezing and label with the date.

Can you freeze homemade ketchup?

Yes, homemade ketchup can be frozen. freezing ketchup in an airtight container is the best way to prevent freezer burn.

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How To Freeze Ketchup

If you have a large batch of ketchup on hand that's store-bought or homemade, you can freeze it using simple steps. Learn how to freeze ketchup in a safe and easy way!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Dressings & Sauces

Equipment

  • Silicone Ice Cube Trays
  • Freezer Safe Bags
  • Airtight Container

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Ketchup

Instructions

  • Pour the ketchup into a freezer-safe container in smaller portions such as a freezer bag, ice cube trays, or an airtight container.
  • Make sure to remove as much air as possible from the container before freezing as it will expand.
  • Label the container with the date and freeze it for up to eight months. When you’re ready to use it, thaw in the refrigerator overnight or in a bowl of hot water.
  • Once thawed, mix thoroughly with a spoon to ensure the liquid gets absorbed back into the mixture.
  • Use it with all of your favorite recipes. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

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