Eureka!!! I finally found a way of storing my Aloe Vera Juice which ensures that I only thaw what I need. I had asked my brother to bring me some Aloe Vera leaves over the weekend, I thought he would bring 3 like I had previously asked for lo and behold he turns up with 10 huge leaves! I was at a loss on how to freeze them after extracting and blending the pulp to get the juice. I usually only get enough leaves to make 2 cups at a time and those were much easier to store as I would store them in 2 freezer bags. Here I was with 2 litres ( 8 cups) of AVJ when an idea popped up in my head; how about using ice cube trays to freeze the juice. I had seen people on YouTube store baby food, fresh herbs in oil, homemade stock cubes and other stuff this way so I figured I may as well do the same with my AVJ; I make all sorts of ice cubes as well mostly chocolate and milk based stuff I wonder why I never thought of storing AVJ this way before. Anyway I borrowed extra ice cube trays from my friend and froze the AVJ in two batches, popped them into a freezer bag, labelled them and put them back into the freezer. This batch should last me at least 6-8 months maybe more.
This is the best storage method for AVJ in my opinion as you only get to thaw what you need. Before I would thaw an entire freezer bag take what I need and refreeze what I did not use. I had so much AVJ this time round I added some to my body lotion, conditioner and carrot crème moisturizer. Go here to see how I make my homemade AVJ.
|First batch packed, labelled and ready to go back into the freezer|
AVJ: Aloe Vera Juice