Did you know, Canadian households throw out 1,000,000 cups of milk each day? Plan out your portions and check out these simple techniques to use up your milk so we can say goodbye to this wasteful statistic.
1. Freeze It
Catch your leftover milk before it’s past its best-before date and freeze it into cubes. Keep in mind:
- Milk expands when it’s frozen so you may want to use a silicone ice cube tray and not fill it right to the top.
- Although frozen milk turns yellow, is still perfectly safe to use and is a handy addition to your coffee, smoothie, sauces or soups.
- Whole milk doesn’t freeze as well as semi-skimmed because of its higher fat content.
2. Only Buy What You Need
4L, 2L, 1 L… Go for the smaller jug! You save space in your fridge and avoid the frustration of pouring out milk that’s gone bad.
3. Make It Into Buttermilk Or Yogurt
Buttermilk is a common ingredient in baked goods and it’s also a great way to tenderize chicken. Just add in 1 tsp of lemon juice to one cup of milk to make buttermilk.
4. Store It Properly
Always store milk on the middle shelf to make it last longer.
5. Use In Place Of Water In Cooking
Give your soup or curry a creamier taste by substituting half the liquid in the recipe with milk.
It also mellows out spiciness when added to sauces.
Did You Know?
Trust your nose! The best way to tell if milk has gone bad is to sniff it.