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How to Freeze Garlic

Freezing fresh garlic is a great way to preserve it for all your winter meals. Learn how to freeze whole cloves, minced garlic, pureed garlic in oil, and roasted garlic paste with these tips.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Pantry
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to freeze garlic
Servings: 80 servings
Calories: 4kcal
Author: Grow a Good Life



Prepare the Garlic

  • Separate the garlic cloves from the bulbs, remove the peelings, and trim the root ends.

To Freeze Whole Garlic Cloves

  • Place the garlic cloves in a freezer-safe zipper bag. Squeeze out the air and seal it closed. Add today's date and place it in the freezer. Use within 6 months for the best flavor.

To Freeze Minced Garlic

  • Add the garlic cloves to the bowl of a food processor, and pulse until the garlic is minced to your liking.
  • Place the minced garlic in a freezer bag and flatten to squeeze out the air.
  • Press indents to make it easy to break off squares as needed for cooking.
  • Seal the bag, add today's date, place the minced garlic flat in the freezer, and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

To Freeze Pureed Garlic and Oil

  • Place the garlic cloves into a blender or food processor.
  • Pulse the food processor several times to chop the garlic.
  • Add some of the olive oil and blend to puree the garlic with the oil. Add more or less oil to your liking.
  • Spoon the garlic puree into small ice cube trays and place in the freezer until frozen, about 2 hours.
  • Once frozen, release the cubes from the tray, place in a freezer bag, and freeze for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.9g | Protein: 0.2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Calcium: 5mg