In the fall of 2006, I tried an experiment to freeze garlic and had great success! In the early winter months, when our supply of Hood River Garlic is dwindling down to nothing I get creative and try to think up new ways to store garlic. I was very pleased with my freezing experiment and would recommend it to anyone who misses that homegrown garlic flavor like we do in the early spring.
Now I freeze garlic every fall, for great garlic flavor to last well into the spring.
Just peel the cloves, and place them in a freezer bag and put in the freezer.
Remove the frozen garlic cloves from freezer and thaw for 10 to 20 minutes before using. They will be slightly mushy from being frozen, but the flavor is better then store bought garlic!
I roasted them with a chicken in May and I was thrilled to have that true garlic flavor back in my cooking.