Can You Freeze Butter?
Instructions to Freeze Butter
Freezing butter is easy. Keep the butter sticks in their paper wrappers, but remove them from the box and wrap the individual sticks of butter in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing them into a freezer safe airtight container or resealable plastic bag.
This package can then be frozen and will keep well for up to a year.
To thaw, place the butter into the refrigerator overnight.
Do NOT try to defrost frozen butter in the microwave because you will end up with both melted butter and hard pieces from the same stick.
A great butter hack is to use butter while still frozen.
Unwrap the front half of the stick and hold onto the back end. Run the stick through a cheese grater to create a mound of totally usable butter from a stick of frozen butter. Frozen butter will be fairly easy to grate and will then come to room temperature extremely fast.
Another butter hack is to place the frozen stick into an egg slicer.
The butter slices can then be arranged quite nicely on a serving platter. They will thaw by serving time and be easier for guests to pick up the perfect portion for their bun.