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Apr 18, 2009 04:20 PM

What to do with surplus milk?

A local market ordered too much organic whole milk, and is selling it today for $1 a gallon... I bought a couple of gallons to make ricotta and yogurt, and I'm thinking of going back for more. I'm trying to think of some milky projects to take advantage of this opportunity. Ideas?
Thanks in advance!

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  1. Make paneer - it takes tons of milk

    5 Replies
    1. re: alwayscooking

      make homemade butter!!! It is the most delicious ever

      1. re: kubasd

        Brilliant! I remember shaking mason jars for hours as a kid to make butter. I'll bet my Kitchen Aid will do it faster!

        1. re: jackie

          yep, good old girl scout camp! milk with salt in a jar, shaking shaking shaking! lol. It also works well if you put the jar in a hamster ball and kick it around.... lol

          1. re: kubasd

            You need cream to make butter. Whole milk is only 3.5-4% milkfat, usually homogenized so there's just not enough fat to form butter.

            1. re: Caitlin McGrath

              doh.... I did realize that yesterday, but totally forgot to repost.

    2. Make yogurt! See this week's New York Times for a discussion.

          1. I second making paneer--you need a lot of milk...Any cheese for that matter, but paneer is the easiest...