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Can You Freeze Stroopwafels?

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Stroopwafels are packed full of sweetness and sugar which is why you’ll probably only eat one (okay, maybe two) at a time. But what do you do with the rest?

Can You Freeze Stroopwafels?

Yes, you can freeze stroopwafels for up to 3 months. Place the stroopwafels into an airtight container with very little excess space, before sealing the container tightly and freezing them at the centre of the freezer.

Do Stroopwafels Freeze Well? Yes

Can You Refreeze Stroopwafels? Yes

How to Freeze Stroopwafels

Freezing stroopwafels is relatively straightforward – follow our steps to ensure your snacks are in great shape when you thaw them out, though:

  1. Portion: Place them into a container not much larger than they are – a little excess air will help them to freeze, but too much will lead to condensation and frost.
  2. Remove Excess Air: Remove as much from the airtight container as possible. The best way to do this is to squeeze the container a little while sealing it. This obviously won’t work with rigid containers, but it works well with bags.
  3. Seal: Seal the container tightly, being sure to double-check the seals. A freezer is humid, and if humidity gets into the container, it will damage the stroopwafels by dissolving sugar and damaging their texture.
  4. Freeze: Freeze the stroopwafels in the centre of the freezer, where they will be as far as possible from the frost front that tends to form at the edges of the freezer.

3 Tips for Freezing Stroopwafels

Now you know how to freeze them, we’ve got our 3 top tips which we strongly recommend following when freezing stroopwafels to have the best results:

Wrap Individually
Wrapping each stroopwafel individually will prevent several of them from sticking together as their sugary outer layer dissolves and fuses in a humid freezer. If they’re being stored in an airtight container, wrapping each waffle with baking paper is best. Cling film would be preferable if they’re outside of an airtight container.

Be Gentle
As you will probably know, stroopwafels aren’t the most robust biscuit. They’ll easily snap, and that’s not what you want. So ensure you’re gentle when moving them to the freezer. 

Portion With Sauces and Ice Creams
If you’re freezing the stroopwafels, you might as well start down a meal-prepping route – prepare each of the waffles with some ice cream or a dipping/drizzling sauce, creating a whole dessert that you could eat directly from the freezer.

How Long Can You Freeze Stroopwafels?

You can freeze stroopwafels for around 3 months at a time. To ensure you get all of this time, we would recommend following the steps we laid out above.

Beyond three months, you’ll likely start to see the stroopwafels lose texture, as both the caramel and the wafer gets exposed to humidity, and becomes softer.

How Long Do Stroopwafels Last in the Fridge?

Stroopwafels will last for several weeks when kept sealed in bag either in the fridge or in a cool, dark cupboard.

How Do You Defrost Stroopwafels?

The simplest way to defrost stroopwafels is to place them on the countertop, still totally wrapped, for a few hours. They’re quite thin, so it shouldn’t take long to ensure they’re well-thawed.

Alternatively, you could eat them directly from the freezer – the wafer and caramel will melt well in your mouth.

Can You Refreeze Stroopwafels?

Technically, yes, you can safely refreeze stroopwafels.

However, we wouldn’t advise it – the wafer of the stroopwafel will degrade more upon repeated freezing, leading to a final stroopwafel with an inferior texture.

Instead, we would advise only thawing what you intend to eat immediately.

Do Stroopwafels Freeze Well?

Yes, stroopwafels do freeze well.

The main reason for this is that many products and tricks can be used to keep them separate from moisture, leading to the waffles having a texture that doesn’t get damaged over time.

If you’ve still got questions about freezing stroopwafels or stroopwafels in general, then these may help:

Do Stroopwafels Go Bad?

Of course! Like any baked good, they will eventually go bad. Fortunately, with such a high sugar content, they have an extended shelf life of around several weeks once opened.


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