The American Dairy Council is urging consumers to avoid frozen dairy because of its dairy definition, which means it contains only milk and dairy products.
“The FDA has changed its definition of dairy and we don’t agree with it,” says Nancy Burt, a spokesperson for the American Dairy Association.
“Our concern is with any food that contains dairy products and not just frozen dairy.”
Dairy freezes are one of the most common ways to preserve food in the home, according to the National Dairy Council.
“When you’re looking for a way to freeze a meal, there are many ways to do it,” Burt says.
“You can put it in the freezer in a freezer bag, put it into the freezer for 24 hours, and it is ready to be cooked.”
Dryer, microwavable or in the oven?
The USDA recommends cooking your food in a non-dairy, non-milk container.
“Dairy products are generally used to preserve dairy products, including dairy butter, milk, cream and yogurt,” the agency says.
“Dairy is generally prepared in a cooking environment and can also be frozen in the refrigerator.”
According to the FDA, nondairy products that contain milk and/or dairy products have a higher acidity than their dairy counterparts.
“Non-dietary dairy products are usually not cooked, but can be frozen,” the USDA says.
You can cook the non-sour milk in the crockpot, or microwave it.
“We know that a lot of the time you are cooking the milk in a microwave, but it also helps to cook the milk,” says Burt.
“The milk is getting heated up.
That can help to reduce the acidity in the milk and that will help the taste of the milk to come out better.”
According the USDA, the FDA has not changed its dairy-free definition of milk.
“As long as you are using non-alcoholic beverages in their recipe, they will be labeled dairy free,” the FDA says.
But there are still plenty of non-nutritive non-frozen foods you can cook in the nonstick skillet.
“There are a number of options available for people who don’t want to cook and just want to enjoy a healthy dinner without making a mess,” says Dr. Susan Wiebe, a nutritionist and the chief science officer of the American Dietetic Association.
You could cook the cheese in a food processor or blender, but you don’t need to use a food mill.
“If you don.t have a food machine, it’s still good to use the food processor, but a food mizer or a food grinder is also helpful,” Wieb says.
There are also freezer bags for non-dry foods like ice cream, frozen veggies, granola bars and yogurt, but they’re not vegan.
“Even if you are vegan, it is important to have a nonfiber bag that will keep dairy out of your home, especially when cooking,” says Jennifer Tisch, director of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
“A non-food product such as a frozen yogurt or cream that is mixed with a liquid from your own body can make it less effective to use in the same cooking method,” she says.
While non-vegan non-starch foods such as yogurts, granolas and almond milk are fine to freeze, they can be dangerous when they are left out in the cold.
“They can become a food source for bacteria that could potentially lead to a food poisoning,” Wiesbe says.
Some people prefer to cook non-hydrolyzed dairy products in a crock pot.
“You can easily use your microwave for these and freeze them as well, if you want,” Wiedbe says.
“You can also use your crock cooker to make yogurt.
You can also just microwave them for a few minutes.”