Use the table of contents below to navigate through this article to answer some of the most common questions people have when it comes to freezing chaffles:
How To Freeze Chaffles
Freezing chaffles is fairly easy but there is a little prep involved and you need to double freeze them for best results. Let’s take a look at how.
Cook up your batch of chaffles. Make sure you make about the right amount to last you a week as these don’t freeze well for a super long time. Allow the chaffles to cool completely before moving on to step two.
Once the chaffles are cool you need a baking tray and some parchment paper. Layer the chaffles up onto the baking tray with a layer of parchment between them.
- Flash Freeze
Then pop this into the freezer and let the chaffles feeze through completely.
- Transfer to Bags
When they have frozen you can take the chaffles out of the freezer and transfer them into a freezer bag.
Seal the bag tightly to protect the chaffles from the air in the freezer. This helps them to stop becoming freezer burnt.
Label with the date and name and pop the bag back into the freezer until you need one. You can just grab one out of the freezer whenever you need one or two and then reseal the bag.
How Long Can You Freeze Chaffles?
The ingredients in a chaffle don’t traditionally freeze very well which is why we wouldn’t recommend that you freeze your fresh chaffles for more than a week. You may find that after this time the quality and taste will start to degrade. This makes these snacks perfect for batch cooking at the weekend to provide lunches and snacks throughout the week.
You Can Freeze Chaffles for Only 1 Week
How Do You Defrost Chaffles?
You have a couple of options when it comes to defrosting chaffles. You can either pop them in the fridge the night before you need so that they will be ready for you in the morning. Or, if you need the chaffles a little quicker then you can pop them into the microwave on a defrost setting until they are thawed out.
You may find that the chaffles texture has changed once they are thawed out but if you pop them under the grill for a couple of minutes they should crisp back up again.
Can You Refreeze Chaffles?
No, chaffles don’t keep well in the freezer for more than a week and once you have thawed them out you shouldn’t attempt to refreeze them. The texture is likely to become too changed and if you are unlucky, they will end up inedible!
It’s best to use up and thawed out chaffles or if you don’t have the time to before they start to spoil then you should throw them out instead.
Do Chaffles Freeze Well?
Chaffles freeze well enough to be enjoyable but they are unlikely to be the same as they were when they were made freshly. You should expect to find the texture a little different and they will have lost some of their delicious crispiness.
A quick toast under the grill should crisp them back up again and help to reheat them so you can still enjoy your chaffles.
Other Questions about Chaffles
Below are a few of the other common questions we have come across when it comes to chaffles – some related to freezing and some not. If you’re still sat there with a question or two about chaffles then drop a comment at the bottom of this article and we’ll aim to help out as much as possible.
Can You Freeze Waffles?
Waffles can be frozen in much the same way as chaffles. The only difference is that they tend to hold up a little better as there is usually far less dairy content. The process for freezing waffles is the same but you can keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months.