First, make sure you are working with clean, fresh eggs. To test if an egg is still fresh, gently lower it into a deep container of water. If it sinks to the bottom and lays on its side, it is fresh. If it kind of sinks but doesn’t hit bottom or doesn’t lay on its side, don’t freeze it and consume it soon. If the egg floats to the top, toss that egg in the trash and run that puppy outside as fast as you can!
Below are instructions to freeze whole eggs (whites+yolk together). If you want to separate them and freeze the whites apart from the yolks, that works too!
How to Freeze Raw Whole Eggs
1. Crack the eggs open and pour into a bowl.
2. Beat the eggs gently with a fork to mix well.
3. Pour the mixture into the same number of containers as eggs if you want to be able to pull out 1 frozen egg from the freezer. So, if you started with 4 eggs to freeze, divide the mixture into 4 small freezer baggies. If you are doing more than one egg in a freezer bag/container, label with the number of eggs in each bag as well as the date.
The frozen eggs will last up to 1 year in the freezer. Which is eggcellent!
To defrost the frozen eggs, just put them in the refrigerator overnight, or, if you are crunched for time, run the baggie / container under cold water prior to use.
★Tip: Eggs that are properly thawed will beat and fluff better than those still defrosting so it’s worth thawing overnight.
For information on how to introduce eggs, which are a common allergen, to babies, see our Egg page.