Chè can be referred to as a sweet pudding or beverage that originates from China and goes popular in Asia, especially in Vietnam. The main ingredient of chè is multiple beans, jellies, and fruits. Chè is also referred to as sweet soup.
Chè is mild sweet in flavor due to its ingredients. The mixture of milk and cream has a liquid creamy effect along with toppings. Chè is usually served in a glass or bowl as per your liking and is eaten with a spoon. Chè can go bad due to its liquid and natural ingredients. Here we will discuss some of the storage techniques and traits of a spoiled chè.
How To Store Chè
Chè has organic ingredients, so it needs to be stored carefully under controlled conditions. Chè has a low shelf life and is consumed fresh. Following are the methods to store Chè to make it last longer.
Chè cannot sustain at room temperature for very long. Whether you have placed it in a bowl or glass, you have to cover it with plastic wrap to prevent environmental moisture from affecting the dessert too much.
Whether on a commercial or domestic level, Chè is preferred to be stored in the refrigerator. Chè on a domestic scale is made and place directly into a refrigerator to extend its shelf life. While putting it in the refrigerator, make sure to cover it with a plastic wrapper, or the bacterial reaction will spoil your dessert fast.
On a commercial scale, Chè is not stored altogether, but the ingredients are preferred to store in open refrigerators, which allow vendors to directly take the ingredients and make the drink on run time. In this way, the ingredients stay fresh hence, extending the life of the dessert.
Mostly the drink is consumed fresh, but sometimes we need to store it for longer use. In areas where the ingredients are not available easily, like northern regions, people prefer to freeze the drink.
Freezing the individual ingredients is also a common practice. So when needed to be stored, the ingredients are directly mixed to make a cold dessert whenever you like.
When you travel long distances, you need to keep your favorite dessert along with you. Mini traveling refrigerators are out there but are expensive.
So, people use ice buckets to contain the dessert. The sealed can or bottle of the dessert can be placed in between ice in the ice bucket, which increases the time to spoilage.
Can You Freeze Chè
Freezing Chè is not a common method because the ingredients are commonly available and can be bought from your local store. But in remote areas where markets are far away and the thing needed to be imported once a month. There freezing Chè is the most preferred thing to do.
Some people also prefer Chè as a frozen dessert. Chè can be frozen as a whole in an air-tight container, or one can separately store the ingredients. Storing ingredients separately can increase their life because some may be stored for a month while some could last for a couple of months.
How Long Does Chè Last
Chè expiry date can vary depending on the storage you are using. At room temperature in hot regions, Chè cannot last for much longer and can get spoiled easily in 2 hours. However, the shelf life of Chè increases in cold regions for about a day.
Refrigerating Chè can make it last for 2 to 3 days. After that, you will see a clear change in the taste of your Chè. If the ingredients are stored separately, some may last for a week or two preventing our dessert from complete spoilage.
Freezing Chè can make it last for a month or two, depending on the temperature maintained in the freezers. However, if ingredients are stored separately, then the ingredients can last for a few months. But make sure the temperature remains constant and does not fluctuate, which can affect Chè.
How To Tell If Chè Is Bad
You can tell if a Chè has gone bad. The very first signs of a spoiled Chè are by the change in taste, smell. The appearance of an expired Chè is visible late. In the following points, we will discuss how to check if your sweet dessert is no longer edible.
- Taste: The very first effect can be sensed with the taste change of your dessert. The dessert will taste like spoiled milk. Other ingredients may not get affected as soon, but the milk content gets affected first.
- Smell: If a lot of time has passed, then the dessert will smell bad. The dessert will have a foul smell of milk and other ingredients added to the drink.
- Appearance: Lastly, the dessert will show significant signs of appearance change by going pale to green. This indicates the rotten milk or mold development in your dessert.