Every so often I’ll get inspired to make a dish that requires stock before I have time to pull one out of the freezer. When this happens, I create a little warm water bath for the jar inside the sink. This process seems to take forever. I’m always adding more warm water to speed up the process. Today I faced the same dilemma and thought there had to be a better way.
That is when I read about the idea of steaming the frozen jar. I was skeptical, but I needed to know. So I placed a steamer on the bottom of my large stock pot, added some water, put in a frozen jar of my beef broth and turned on the heat.
It worked. In about 30 minutes with no work on my part, the entire jar was thawed. No more warm water baths! Do you know any other ways to quickly thaw frozen liquids?