Once you get your shipment you can place your broth in the freezer, to store for later use or place in refrigerator to defrost. To completely defrost in refrigerator it will take a couple of days. The broth can be heated in two ways, stovetop or microwave. For stovetop, bring broth to simmer at low-medium heat. For microwave, check thawed broth after 2 minutes on high. Remember you can always place your frozen broth in microwave. We recommend checking frozen broth after 5 minutes on high. Check your microwave settings so you don't overheat the broth.