Brown eggs in a cream colored bowl that can be used to freeze eggs.

How to Freeze Eggs | One Quick Tip

How to Freeze Eggs – This One Quick Tip shows you how to freeze eggs for long term storage. Keep a surplus supply that can be used in baking, scrambled eggs, and more!

Brown eggs in a cream colored bowl that can be used to freeze eggs.
How to Freeze Eggs | One Quick Tip

How to Freeze Eggs – This One Quick Tip shows you how to freeze eggs to keep a long-term supply that can be used in baking, scrambled eggs, and more! This is also handy when you have a random egg yolk or egg white from a recipe!

A bowl of brown eggs on a light green table.

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you can freeze eggs, I’m here to tell you that the answer is yes!

This question first popped up for me when I found myself with a surplus of eggs. I had come home from the store with a dozen eggs only to find that there were already another two dozen eggs in the refrigerator sourced none other than by my husband.

There were only so many scrambled eggs, frittatas, lemon curd, cakes, and muffins I could make before they expired! I had to find a long-term storage solution for my excess eggs, so I turned to my freezer.

Frozen egg cubes in a white speckled bowl with a bowl of brown eggs in the background.

How to Freeze Eggs

If you ever have more eggs than you know what to do with, try freezing them! This comes in handy if the expiration date is fast approaching, or also if you’re going away on vacation! Here’s how:

  1. Whisk the eggs until well blended.
  2. Divide the eggs into an ice cube tray and freeze.
  3. Once the eggs are frozen you could transfer them into freezer safe bags to save space.
  4. When you need to use the eggs, transfer your desired amount into the refrigerator to thaw overnight. Use immediately after it is defrosted in your desired recipe.

Step by step instructions for how to freeze eggs in an ice cube tray.

Frozen eggs in a resealable plastic bag.

Tips for How to Freeze Eggs

How Many Frozen Eggs is Equivalent to One Fresh Egg?

If you used a standard ice tray, 2 egg cubes are roughly equivalent to 1 fresh large egg (about 1 1/2 oz).

A raw egg in a small brown bowl next to a bowl of frozen egg cubes.

Can You Freeze Eggs Yolks and Egg Whites?

Yes. Egg yolks and whites can be frozen in separate compartments of an ice tray! This is also handy when you have a random egg yolk or egg white from a recipe!

Egg yolks can sometimes be problematic because protein ice crystals can form, even when defrosted. According to Cook’s Illustrated, the remedy to this is mixing a simple syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 part water) into the yolks before freezing.

How Do I Defrost Eggs?

Simple transfer to a clean glass container in the refrigerator and defrost overnight.

How Long Do Eggs Keep in the Freezer?

If stored properly, eggs keep in the freezer for approximately one year.

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How to Freeze Eggs

How to Freeze Eggs – This One Quick Tip shows you how to freeze eggs for long term storage. Keep a supply that can be used in baking, scrambled eggs, and more!
A bowl of brown eggs on a light green table.
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Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • eggs
  • 1 ice tray
  • resealable freezer bag optional

Instructions

  • Whisk the eggs until well blended.
  • Divide the eggs into an ice cube tray and freeze.
  • Once the eggs are frozen you could transfer them into freezer safe bags to save space.
  • When you need to use the eggs, transfer your desired amount into the refrigerator to thaw overnight.
  • Use immediately after it is defrosted in your desired recipe.
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  1. Beatriz Garcia

    5 stars
    This is such a great trick, I’d never even thought to try it. I particularly like the bit about saving the egg yolk or egg white. This happens to me all the time. (Egg whites left over from making custard or yolks left over from making pancakes).

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      Right? I used to always feel compelled to make some kind of meringue or custard, but now I can just freeze them!

      Reply
  2. Sabrina

    5 stars
    was thinking about this too, thank you for these tips, wonderful idea, ice cube eggs ready or almost ready to go, and tyes good way to handle the whites or yolks that you’d otherwise throw away, unless you always make lopsided yolk centered recipes!

    Reply
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