Milk Substitutes And Tips

We go through a ton of milk in this house. Sometimes I think we oughta just invest in a nice dairy cow already. Here are some tips for using milk in your kitchen and cooking.

  • Make creamier soups by substituting some of the soup stock with milk.
  • If milk or other dairy products have an unusual odor or taste, discard them even if the expiration date hasn’t passed.
  • Store milk in the closed container provided and in the refrigerator.
  • 1 cup half and half cream is easily substituted with 1 tablespoon melted butter and milk to equal 1 cup.
  • 1 cup heavy cream can be replaced by 1 cup evaporated milk OR ¾ cup milk with 1/3 cup of butter.
  • No buttermilk? Substitute with regular milk and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice per cup of milk. Let stand for about 15 minutes.
  • Instead of non-fat milk in cooking, you can use non-fat powdered milk. It’s more economical too! Just replace 1 cup skim milk with 5 tablespoons of powder and add enough water to make 1 cup.

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