Yes, you can freeze Egg Beaters.
They are a brand of pasteurized eggs. This means that the egg mixture is heated to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. This causes the Salmonella and other bacteria to be killed off, without reaching the required temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit that would cook them.
The Egg Beaters are held at this temperature for around 75 minutes, meaning that all of the pathogens will be killed.
Egg Beaters is a brand of liquid eggs. They are made of 99% egg whites with some added beta-carotene for natural color. The company also adds all of the vitamins and minerals that occur naturally in egg yolks. You can buy Egg Beaters in packages of either 16oz or 32oz.
The company’s aim is to make eating eggs more accessible and offer a lower fat and calorie alternative. Egg Beaters are half the calories of eggs fresh from a shell but are designed to taste the same.
The added nutrients mean that Egg Beaters have more Vitamin A, B12, D, and E, more folic acid, and more riboflavin than regular eggs.
Each serving contains 5g of protein. A serving also boasts only 25 calories, 0g fat, 0g cholesterol, and less than 1g carbohydrates. In comparison, a shell egg contains 70 calories, 5g fat, 185mg cholesterol, and 6g of protein.
If you follow our instructions correctly, Egg Beaters can be stored in the freezer for up to one year.
How to freeze egg beaters
You can buy Egg Beaters in a frozen form, so this can simply be placed in your freezer once you return from the store.
If you have bought the refrigerated version of Egg Beaters, you can freeze as long as it has been unopened. This can be done in the original packaging as there is space at the top. Simply write on the date frozen and place in the freezer.
An alternative method for freezing Egg Beaters is to separate the carton into individual portion sizes. Depending on the quantities you wish to freeze, you can freeze the Egg Beaters in airtight containers, ziplock freezer bags, or ice cube trays.
Measure out the desired quantities and place them into the containers. If you are using rigid containers ensure you leave at least an inch of space at the top for the liquid egg to expand into.
If using a ziplock freezer bag, press as much of the air out as possible prior to sealing. We recommend placing inside a second ziplock bag to ensure no liquid leaks out.
Label with the contents, quantity, and date frozen. This is important so that you can easily keep track of what is in your freezer, and never accidentally thaw something that you do not want to use.
If you are using the ice cube tray method, fill the cubes ¾ of the way up. Cover the surface in a couple of layers of plastic wrap to prevent spills.
Place level in the freezer and leave for a few hours to freeze solid. Once frozen, pop out of the ice cube tray and place them in a ziplock bag. Label clearly and return them to the freezer.
How to defrost egg beaters
Defrosting Egg Beaters is very simple. Take the desired quantity out of the freezer the night before you wish to use them. Transfer to a small bowl or plate and place in the refrigerator to thaw completely.
Once defrosted, we recommend transferring to a bowl on the countertop for 30 minutes. This will allow the Egg Beaters to return to room temperature which makes them more stable if you are intending to whisk them.
For a faster thawing method, you can place them under warm running water in the airtight container. The heat from the water will gently thaw the Egg Beaters and this will be a faster method than the refrigerator.
You can also thaw egg beaters in the microwave if you need them really quickly. You should do this on the defrost setting in 30-second intervals, stirring between. Repeat this process until they are fully thawed.
Factors to consider before freezing egg beaters
Once you have thawed Egg Beaters you must keep them in the refrigerator. They must be consumed within 7 days and cannot be refrozen.
If you are using the ice cube tray method, we recommend measuring the volume each cube holds. A standard ice cube tray creates cubes of 2 tablespoons, but this can vary between manufacturers. This is roughly equivalent to 1 egg, so it makes portioning a breeze.
If you have frozen your Egg Beaters in the original cardboard container, we strongly advise against defrosting using the warm water method.
This is because the water is likely to deteriorate the quality of the cardboard and break it down. This can cause the Egg Beaters to leak out into the sink, resulting in food waste.
Egg Beaters are a brand of liquid egg, offering a lower calorie and fat alternative to regular shell eggs. They have a shelf life of 120 days unopened, but they can be frozen for up to 1 year if stored correctly.
You can use Egg Beaters to replace shell eggs in almost all recipes as a way to make your dishes more health-conscious, without sacrificing on taste. Use ¼ cup of Egg Beaters per egg as a direct substitution.
We advise freezing Egg Beaters in small containers in individual portion sizes. To make smaller portions still, you can freeze Egg Beaters in ice cube trays and transfer to a ziplock bag for easy storage.
We advise defrosting the Egg Beaters in the refrigerator overnight, however, if you are in a rush then you can thaw in a bowl of warm water or gently in the microwave.