Monday, August 6, 2007

I Am Tired of Dumping Outdated Milk Down the Drain

Today I noticed my unopened half gallon of milk was about to expire.

Every two weeks I throw away unused milk. We rarely drink it and yet I need it on hand for cooking. A few times I put the nearly-full container in the freezer thinking I could unthaw it if needed. That does not work too well because I usually only need a half cup or so. To unthaw the whole jug for such a little bit takes forever and then I end up tossing the rest anyway.

So today I decided to freeze it in muffin tins. Each tin holds 1/3 cup of milk.

After it was frozen, I ran the bottom under hot water for a few seconds and each cube popped right out.

I put them in a freezer bag inserted inside a plastic container.

Look at all those tiny one-third cup portions just waiting to be needed. They will thaw in no time at all.


  1. We don't drink milk either, so I keep dehydrated milk in the pantry. It works well in baked goods, which is where I use it. If you like a bit richer taste, just add a bit of melted, unsalted butter to it.

  2. Great idea! We either use it all up when someone is on a cereal binge or I use it in cooking or it goes bad. For cereal I use rice milk anyway. Good idea!

  3. Aren't you the clever one! Love this idea!!

  4. How smart you are! We just threw milk away this morning. Great idea!

  5. I don't know how you think up all this stuff! And your baking binge on the previous post - I'm in awe!

  6. Great idea!!
    we never have that problem here...Hubby love milk(skim)and can go through a gallon in about two days!
    ps. I'm going to try the cupcakes!

  7. Zoey - I am going to come back and catch up on all of your posts - promise! I think I'm finally getting it together - this has been very draining emotionally for me! Thanks for the comments you left - I really, really appreciate it.

  8. You are so brilliant..really you are!! lol You could give Martha Stewart a run for her money ya know! hehe I'm forever throwing away milk too since the boys moved out and never thought of doing what you did...thanks so much for sharing this idea with us!!! xox

  9. Giddy, That's a good idea, too. If I do drink it, though, I like real milk--the Full fat version. LOL.

    Dianne, I have never tried rice milk.??? Is it a lot different?

    Hi Susie, Nice to see you.

    Marie, Thanks for stopping by.

    lostroses, don't be too impressed--it's the first baking I've done in weeks!

    Suzy, Let us know how if you like them. I have been taking them to work each morning and I really love the ones I made.

    Kris, I can only imagine how emotionally draining it is. I hope I never have to go thru anything like it.

    Sweat Pea, you are so welcome. Isn't it amazing that once our sons leave, there is so much more food in the refrigerator?


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