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Apr 11, 2012 09:59 PM

How do you drink your milk?

I'm not a huge milk drinker, but when I do, I'm picky about it.

It has to be 1%, organic and almost room temperature.

The whole ice cubes in milk thing just baffles me.

So how do you prefer to drink a glass of milk? If at all? What fat percentage, brand, temperature, method, etc?

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  1. I am a certified milk lover. I have never tried organic milk. Now you post has made me wonder why's going on the shopping list.

    I'd prefer to drink whole milk, but the calories are just too many. I'll drink milk for lunch and dinner. So I buy 2% milk. If I keep it as cold as I like it, everything else in the refrigerator freezes, so I have to add ice cubes to get it cold enough.

    It sounds crazy, and maybe it is, but I know the exact COUNT of how many cubes I like in each type of glass I own. My 20 ounce glass gets 7 cubes, my Waterford double old fashioned gets five. And I'll never use a straw, because the coldest milk is on the top of the glass, and that's what I want to drink first! (You'll recognize me by my milk mustache!)

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    1. re: Heidi cooks and bakes

      Be careful- if you are like me, you won't be able to go back to "regular" milk, and organic is twice the price. Regular milk tastes chemically to me now- and before the naysayers start- we did blind taste tests! I like raw organic milk even better, but it's a PITA to get.

      I ADORE milk- preferably whole and ice cold (I will usually put a glass of milk in the freezer for awhile before drinking if I know I'm going to have it- like with pancakes).

      1. re: JenJeninCT

        I think I'm going to do a side by side taste test to see what I really like! And the freezer idea is a good one. I have to start thinking ahead!

      2. re: Heidi cooks and bakes

        one thing about organic milk is it is almost always ultra pasteurized. the taste is not as affected as ultra pasteurized cream but you should be aware,
        2% has half fat as whole but still has more sat fat than small order of fries.

      3. I drink whole milk in coffee both hot and iced, but haven't had a plain glass of milk in decades. When I did drink it, it would be whole milk with an ice cube if it wasn't ice cold--I hate warm milk.

        1. 1% on ice. And only with cake or pastry.

          1. While I like all fat levels of milk, cold skim is my go to. I buy organic Nature's Promise. If I need it colder I will add exactly one ice cube. I do not like the taste if some organic milk like Stoneyfield and some store brand. I learned to put up with Wegmans but prefer my Giant brand.

            Milk is for snack, dessert and most meals. I don't drink milk with Asian food unless I need to tone down spicy hot food. After one glass of milk I generally switch to water, no need to switch or rinse glass, I don't mind the water a tad cloudy.

            1. 2%, cold, right out of the container.