We can never seem to finish a gallon of milk, even a half gallon is a struggle. Hundreds of cartons of milk have been sent down the drain instead of being used. I hate being wasteful, and I try to get as much use out of everything that I can. Milk is no exception. One of those small containers of milk costs nearly the same as a half-gallon these days so I figure if I already have it, I might as well use it. Here are __ uses for milk to make sure you don’t waste another carton.
12 Uses for Almost Expired Milk
Did you know you can make homemade yogurt in a crock pot? This is a great way to put your near expired milk to good use.
Breakfast for dinner is practically a staple in our home. Most pancake mixes require milk and eggs to make, which means you can use up the last of your milk with a big batch of pancakes! This is also a great way to create a make-ahead breakfast.
During the cooler months, hot chocolate is a frequent beverage around here. Making hot chocolate with milk tastes WAY better than making it with water, so it’s a double bonus.
Making pudding from scratch is a great way to use up your milk, giving it a longer lifespan and a yummy treat.
Sour milk with a splash of citrus or vinegar makes a great polish. Soak, wash, rinse, and dry to bring new life to your old silverware.
Put it in your cereal
I know this one seems like a no-brainer, but when you’re panicking to finish your milk you might forget something as basic as a bowl of cereal.
Add it to your bath
Add a cup of whole milk to your next bath for amazing skin benefits.
Use it to help Thaw Fish
Put the frozen fish in a dish of milk to thaw out.
Make your own homemade cheese. This recipe takes an entire gallon of milk which is perfect for those times you forget you already bought milk.
Homemade Buttermilk can be used to make biscuits or a variety of other baked goods. This recipe can be made in 10 minutes or less!
Add it to your corn
When making corn on the cob, add a little milk to the water before bringing it to a boil to make your corn taste sweeter.
Milk makes a great conditioner to restore damaged hair. After you shampoo, pour 1/8 cup of milk over your hair and rinse.