Sour milk.

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    Oct 14, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    Is there anything I can make with expired milk? I've recently been bestowed with two quarts of it.
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    Oct 15, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    in india it's very common to use sour milk to make indian style cottage cheese like they sell in indian stores, it is supposed to be rich in protein.
  • Medjai

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    Oct 15, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    Neight saidIs there anything I can make with expired milk? I've recently been bestowed with two quarts of it.

    The only thing I've ever been able to put it to use for is cream-style soups....either mushroom or veg. If it's really far gone, I wouldn't. If you make things like pancakes or muffins, you could also try adding it as the liquid. Bottom line: cook with it. To that end, you could pour it into leak-proof zip locks (say half a quart each) and freeze it and pull it out when you've got a recipe that you can 'hide' it in. It will still have protein and calcium, and in the right recipe any 'tang' that might be present from it being a bit sour can actually add to the complexity of the dish.


    There's a difference between sour and rancid milk. Sour is similar in use to buttermilk, while rancid milk can give you food poisoning. If you're not sure, toss it.
  • bischero

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    Oct 15, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    Yeah... I would be careful. Usually when something goes bad it's because bacteria have established there.

    I'd just throw it away.
  • LJay

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    Oct 15, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    Two quarts of milk--about $3 on your MasterCard

    Three day bellyache--priceless.

    If it is only a couple days out of date, it is probablysafe to cook with it, though the sooner the better. If it is55or 6 days out of day, watch out.

    Pasteurized milk does not sour, it spoils.

    Still, some people are into the pukes. Not me, thanks.
  • tautomer

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    Oct 15, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    Sure, you make lots of indigestion and bacteria in your stomach, possibly some vomit to go with it.

    Pretty much sour milk that has spoiled from natural causes is inedible. At least, any time I have ever heard of someone eating sour milk they got sick.

    What you can do is leave it for an even longer amount of time and watch it turn into a soild stinking blob. It's both disgusting and hilarious at the same time.
  • metatextual

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    Oct 15, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    almost 2 litres, eh? what's the expiry on the container? if it's within a week past the expiry date it should be fine; if it's been refrigerated for all that time...
  • Medjai

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    Oct 15, 2012 2:33 AM GMT
    metatextual saidalmost 2 litres, eh? what's the expiry on the container? if it's within a week past the expiry date it should be fine; if it's been refrigerated for all that time...


    Milk doesn't have an expiration date. It has a best before date, marking the end of peak quality. Unless its gone off, that date means very little relative to safety...
  • metatextual

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    Oct 15, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    Medjai said
    metatextual saidalmost 2 litres, eh? what's the expiry on the container? if it's within a week past the expiry date it should be fine; if it's been refrigerated for all that time...


    Milk doesn't have an expiration date. It has a best before date, marking the end of peak quality. Unless its gone off, that date means very little relative to safety...


    yep, sorry i use the terms interchangeably.

    but in the op's case, he didn't explicitly say the milk soured...
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    Oct 15, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    metatextual saidwhat's the expiry on the container?
    Both jugs expired on October 9th. One of them has never been opened and has been in the fridge its entire lifespan, and the other is about 2/3 full and has been in the fridge since Oct 5th.
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    Oct 15, 2012 2:42 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    metatextual saidalmost 2 litres, eh? what's the expiry on the container? if it's within a week past the expiry date it should be fine; if it's been refrigerated for all that time...

    Agreed (if sealed).

    Also agree with comments warning there's a difference between milk past it's best before date and milk that's actually gone rancid. But there is definitely a stage where milk starts to develop sharpness but is still plenty safe to drink (and won't cause you any more stomach problems than fresh milk would). Cooking with it is the sensible precaution I take.


    true enough. i occasionally mouldy bread just for the hell of it, so maybe i'm an outlier.
  • metatextual

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    Oct 15, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    Neight said
    metatextual saidwhat's the expiry on the container?
    Both jugs expired on October 9th. One of them has never been opened and has been in the fridge its entire lifespan, and the other is about 2/3 full and has been in the fridge since Oct 5th.


    throw out the open one, and the unopened one should be fine as yourname2000 mentioned.
  • calibro

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    Oct 15, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    hershey's chocolate
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    Oct 15, 2012 5:49 AM GMT
    Chiug the whole gallon of milk
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    Oct 17, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
    I should email this thread to my mother since it reminds me of one of my more memorable scenarios with my notoriously cheap parents.

    I was visiting them near the end of a course of chemo and as always had stopped en route from the airport to the grocery store with some food staples (something my sister and brother-in-law never did in 20 years of freeloading with their three rugrats every holiday). Mom's a late sleeper so I served my dad and I cereal and milk for breakfast, took a bite and found their milk rancid. I said "Don't eat it dad, the milk's spoiled but I bought milk so we'll use that." He took another bite, proclaimed it fine and started yelling at me about "waste" when I dumped my forty odd cents worth of cereal and milk in the garbage. Just then my mother, an otherwise brilliant woman, emerged crusty-eyed wanting to know what the fuss was about. I told her that the milk was spoiled and my oncologist wouldn't appreciate my drinking it given my compromised immune system since he didn't even approve of me flying to visit them. She lifted the rim of the jug of spoiled milk to her nose, sniffed thoughtfully, and said with both sincerity and conviction "This has another five or six hours left on it."
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    Oct 17, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    I have a private sewage system, which relies on bacteria to decompose the waste solids. Old milk poured into the system is great for encouraging this.
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    Oct 17, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    Since it is probably not a good idea to drink it.. Why don't you warm it up and use it to bath in (may be not enough), or to soak your hands and feet in.. it will make your skin so smooth!
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    Oct 17, 2012 7:56 PM GMT
    uberick saidSince it is probably not a good idea to drink it.. Why don't you warm it up and use it to bath in (may be not enough), or to soak your hands and feet in.. it will make your skin so smooth!
    Milk baths for the win!