Shelf Life Tips
- How long does frozen lemonade concentrate last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep lemonade concentrate frozen until ready to use.
Properly stored, frozen lemonade concentrate will maintain best quality for about 1 year in the freezer.
Is frozen lemonade concentrate safe to use after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen lemonade concentrate will typically carry a "Best By," "Best if Used By," Best Before, or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the lemonade concentrate will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen lemonade concentrate remain safe to use? Frozen lemonade concentrate that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as it has been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
How long does frozen lemonade concentrate last once it has been prepared for drinking? Frozen lemonade concentrate that has been prepared for drinking can be kept for 5 to 7 days in the fridge; refrigerate the prepared lemonade concentrate in airtight containers.
How to tell if prepared lemonade concentrate is bad or spoiled? If lemonade develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
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