I think it was too full! I tried to tell my hubby that before he stuck it in the freezer. For the most part they were really good at not filling them too full. It is a mess! I think I will have to defrost the entire freezer to clean it.
Oldieg, one innovative solution would be to use the frozen cider as ice cubs in a lovely cool drink. But, there might be two small problems with my recommendation: 1) I am not sure if cider does freeze enough to form ice; never tried it myself; and 2) It might be too cold over there in the Northern Hemisphere to drink something cool, not to even mention adding ice cubes to the drink.
What a mess! I hope you were able to get it cleaned up without having to defrost your entire freezer. DIYMom that is a really good idea. Even if it is too cold you could just freeze the cubes in a Ziploc bag for later.
That really stinks because it probably wasn't super easy to make. I would hate to lose a whole gallon. I usually use my Shark handheld steamer when I have spills in the freezer. It keeps me from having to defrost the entire freezer.