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joeljkp Oct 21, 2009 05:49 AM

I have a gallon of 2% of milk that's about to expire, and there's no way I can use that much in the next few days.

So any ideas? What can you do with a lot of milk that will make something that will last long enough to enjoy?

  1. coll Oct 21, 2009 06:17 AM

    Puddings or cream soups would use a cup or two each. You can also freeze it for future emergencies, 2% probably wouldn't even separate but if it does, just shake it.

    1. Olivia Oct 21, 2009 06:26 AM

      Make homemade ricotta!

      1. goodhealthgourmet Oct 21, 2009 07:04 AM

        always best to search before asking. chances are pretty good that your question has already been answered by many Chowhounds:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/578500
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/613067

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          amy_wong Oct 21, 2009 06:57 PM

          How about homemade yogurt? One gallon of milk is a lot though, but you can strain the result and make Greek yogurt.

          Paneer? Yogurt cheese?

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            LisaPA Oct 21, 2009 07:55 PM

            Ice cream! When I was making ice cream this summer, I went through a lot of milk. Milk pudding. Rice pudding. Overnight French toast. White sauce. Cream of xx soup. Freeze it and use it later.

            Of course, milk doesn't automatically expire on its "use by" date, so you could take your chances. I just used the last of a half gallon that had an expiration of 10/8, but I keep my fridge very cold.

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