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Jan 31, 2013 05:37 PM

Best dessert/other recipe to use up 1/2 gallon of milk?

We bought too much milk and it is still fresh, but I need to use it up. What are the best recipes you have that use a lot of it? I was thinking some kind of custard or pudding. thanks

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  1. I sometimes make a basic white pasta sauce with extra milk, and freeze in small portions so I can take it out, doctor up with veggies / seasoning / whatever and use over pasta for a quick convenient dinner.

    I also love making ice cream with extra milk (but mostly it's just an excuse to make ice cream, because then you actually have to go out and get cream too, and then you end up with extra cream, and you have to post about how to use that up too!)

    1. Bread pudding. Tapioca pudding.
      Cheese sauce for macaroni and cheese. (This sauce can be frozen.)
      Scalloped potatoes
      Cheese strata.

      1. I've been wanting to try making my own paneer cheese ever since an Indian friend told me it was ridiculously simple but haven't had any leftover milk and haven't bought extra specifically to experiment with.

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        1. re: ohmyyum

          Great idea! It's very easy to do at home. Note to self for next time.

          1. re: ohmyyum

            LOVE making paneer... I remember the first time I made Palak Paneer for my OH. he was amazed that i made the cheese... and it's soooooo easy. kind of like making bread... it always seems impressive to those that don't do it themselves.

          2. Homemade ricotta? People rave about it but I've never tried it myself.

            1. Love this pie
              Printed from COOKS.COM
              1/2 c. Bisquick
              3/4 c. sugar
              4 eggs
              2 c. milk
              1 can (3 1/2 oz.) coconut
              1 tsp. vanilla
              1 tbsp. butter, softened

              Combine all ingredients and pour into 9 inch buttered pie pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until custard sets. Like magic it layers into crust, custard, coconut topping. Coo

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              1. re: Patay59

                This sounds good, but I've never seen coconut in a can. Maybe I just have't looked. Is it like shredded coconut? Sweetened or not? Thanks

                1. re: juster

                  I think this recipe is an old one, when shredded coconut came in cans! Just use 3 1/2 ounces of shredded coconut you get in the supermarket. Same thing, different packaging.