My family used to buy a lot of frozen food, but happily we've got out of that bad habit and embraced all things fresh. However, this means that our freezer is wasting so much energy being turned on all the time with hardly anything in it. And, amazingly, it turns out that there are quite a few foods that taste much better when frozen. So here is a handy list of 13 of my favorite foods that I now love to eat fresh from the freezer. Soon your fridge will be full of these delicious items too!
The most delicious popsicles don't have to be sugary sweet, in fact, avocados make an amazingly savory alternative. What better mid-afternoon snack can there be than a few frozen slices of avocado with a dash or salt and chili pepper? I can't think of one.
Chocolate is not merely a very popular snack, it's also healthy too. Plus, the sensation of cold chocolate melting sensuously in my warm mouth is something I like to savor each and every day. When they are this cold you can really take your time, no longer wolfing down a whole pack without even appreciating the wondrousness of the chocolate.
Frozen bananas can be mashed up to make the simplest of ice-creams or milkshakes. For some reason freezing them removes that odd aftertaste that puts some people off the fruit entirely. The texture is also different when frozen, rather like a fruity popsicle.
Peas are one vegetable that are probably in your freezer anyway, but if you've never had a bite of a few without defrosting them first, you're missing out on the crunchiest and healthiest little snack your money can buy.
These frozen grapes are way better than any candy you can buy, but quite similar in terms of the delicious sweetness and moreishness.
6. Peanut butter cups
Whether you make your own, or have always been an admirer of a certain popular brand, peanut butter cups make great frozen treats. The chocolate and peanut butter combine meltingly in your mouth to make an incredible taste sensation that is sure to get you buzzing with energy and enjoyment.
Strawberries really benefit from being frozen, because, while their flavor remains, the extra crunchiness makes for an even more enjoyable experience. This is one you've got to try. Plus, it's great that you can keep them in the freezer instead of watching them quickly disintegrate in the fridge.
It's hard to believe, but some people really don't like cakes, as they seem too dry to enjoy. Well, if the cake is frozen, this objection vanishes immediately. If you haven't had frozen cake before, you are really missing a great trick.
9. Stone fruits
Why do we even bother buying ice pops when we have all these great fruits at our disposable? So, whether you've managed to get your hands on some bargain, in-season peaches, pears, or whatever, pop them in the freezer for a succulent dream. As they melt, the fruits gently fill your mouth with a sweetness and juiciness that is impossible to resist.
The extra crunch you get from frozen pecans takes them a step above regular nuts, for some reason they also seem to taste even better too.
Blueberries are well known as delightful frozen treats. Have you tried their amazing chilled consistency yet? You'll be blown away by how refreshing they are.
Coffee beans are renowned for their ability to really give you that great pick-me-up feeling. But, instead of having that drink, have you ever tried eating a few frozen beans? They are just like a crunchy iced-coffee! What a great idea this is!