Tips for Properly Storing Champurrado to Keep it Fresh and Delicious

Champurrado is a beloved Mexican beverage made from masa (corn dough), chocolate, and spices. It’s creamy, rich, and perfect for warming up on a chilly day. But what do you do if you have leftovers? How can you store champurrado to make sure it stays fresh? In this post, we’ll share some tips on how to store champurrado properly.

Cooling Down Your Champurrado

Before storing your champurrado, it’s important to let it cool down first. Hot liquids don’t hold up well when stored in the freezer or fridge because they generate moisture that can cause bacteria growth.

Use a ladle or spoon to transfer your finished drink into another container with ample space at the top for expansion as the liquid freezes or refrigerates β€” leave about an inch of space at the top of each container so that they don’t burst during freezing.

Air-Tight Containers are Best

When storing any leftover food item in the refrigerator or freezer, air-tight containers work best for preventing spoilage and maintaining freshness. Air-tight means there will be no air circulating inside the container which could cause oxidation – leading to mold formation and stale taste

Using an air-tight plastic container allows for easy resealing without compromising its contents’ flavors while providing protection against smells coming from other items in your fridge/freezer compartment(s).

You may use multiple smaller containers than one larger one – This ensures that you only thaw out what is needed instead of having excess go bad

Humidity control packs like Boveda can also come handy by absorbing extra moisture that would potentially ruin our Masa-based deliciousness!

Fridge Method – Up To 4 Days

The most common method of storing champurrado is keeping them in thermally sealed glass jars/air-tight containers and refrigerating them. This method keeps champurrado fresh for up to 4 days.

It’s best to store in the fridge if you plan on consuming it within the next few days, as this ensures that it remains fresh without much degradation in flavor or consistency. When reheating, use a microwave-safe bowl and stir occasionally until hot throughout – around 3-5 minutes.

Freezer Method – Up To 6 Months

For longer-term storage of Champurrado, freezing is your best bet; Freezing allows us to extend our Masa-based delight’s shelf life for up to six months!This means that we can enjoy champurrado even when out of season!

To freeze champurrado, pour chilled liquid into an ice cube tray or freezer container (make sure not to fill all the way). Once frozen solid after a few hours/overnight transfer these cubes into air-tight bags/jars so that they’re easy stacked together neatly.

When ready for consumption thawing should be done gradually – Transfer required number of blocks from the freezer bag/container into a covered dish/bowl/drinkware with lid . Then leave it at room temperature until fully defrosted.(takes roughly 2-4 hours). Once defrosted make sure you reheat thoroughly by using stove top or microwave oven till piping hot.

Closing Thoughts

Champurrado is a fantastic winter beverage enjoyed by many people worldwide and knowing how properly store leftovers will ensure its freshness wherever necessary. Whether refrigerator/freezer methods each one has their slightly different advantages, follow our detailed guide mentioned above & choose accordingly based on your needs!

We hope our tips help you keep your delicious homemade champurrado fresh so you can enjoy every last drop!

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