Questions tagged [milk]

Mooo! Questions about this dairy substance need not be limited to cows but should be about the handling of milk as a primary aspect of the question.

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Can instant pudding be made without milk?

Googling this question turned up many articles claiming that instant pudding can be made with water instead of milk. I gave it a shot just to see how different it is and... it's just not true. I ...
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The right custard for baking with a cake

I’ve seen a bunch of videos (eg on YouTube) which show a custard and chiffon cake recipe. This custard is essentially: Egg yolks Condensed milk Milk or evaporated milk My preferred custard is quite ...
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Yogurt from raw cow milk has a gelatinous consistency

I've been making yogurt for a couple of years now, using commercial milk from the super market, with some very good success. Recently decided to up my game by sourcing the milk directly at the farm, ...
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If milk bottle says BEST BY JUNE 10/22 , how long does it last in the fridge if the bottle is opened and unopened?

Google says all opened milk lasts 4-7 days. It also says all unopened milk lasts 5-7 days. But my bottle has a BEST BY date of JUNE 10/22 , that is 5 months. Both can't be right, Either the article is ...
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Milk bread problem

Is there a way to reduce a certain amount of milk to replace it with water while still maintaining the richness in milk bread? Milk is getting majorly expensive and I saw online someone using at least ...
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Amount of water needed to soak buckwheat groats together with apple cider vinegar as prep for buckwheat milk

I'm attempting a recipe for buckwheat milk from Blissful Basil. The recipe calls for the following ingredients: 1 cup raw buckwheat groats 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 3 cups filtered water 2 ...
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How much Vanilla Essense in 1 Liter Almond Milk

I made 1-liter almond milk at home, I also brought vanilla essence to put into that but I don't know how much vanilla essence I should include in 1 liter of almond milk. Can anybody guide me on this? ...
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Is putting cold milk foam on hot coffee unsafe?

I've been told that its not safe because of the temperature difference, but I also know that people put whipped cream on stuff like hot chocolate, so why wouldn't it be safe to put cold foam on hot ...
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Canned Coconut milk is curdled when opened

I bought Coconut milk (88% coconut and rest water) in a sealed can, when I opened it the solid where already separated from the liquid. The solid part was at the top quite thick like frozen coconut ...
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Will ultrapasterized milk curdle?

Normally (e.g. here) the recipe for oladyi (thick palm-sized pancakes) requires kefir, a fermented milk drink similar to a thin yoghurt or ayran. There is one well-tested recipe that uses milk with ...
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How does adding vanilla extract help make a milkshake if the ice cream is already vanilla?

I recently purchased a professional-style milkshake mixer, and some recipes I've researched say that adding ice cream is a must for making shakes, along with adding a few drops of milk. But some of ...
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What happens when custard ingredients are reordered?

In the mathematics book How to Bake Pi by Eugenia Cheng in the chapter titled Sameness she mentions the making of custard. She explains that although custard has only three ingredients the order of ...
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Shelf-Stable Milk is it still good

Our shelf-stable milk was left in a hot car of over 100 degrees for many days. it has not been opened. Would it still be good for use ? I have not opened any of the cartons and I will just throw ...
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Are the oats in overnight oats processed differently by milk than by milk substitutes?

I've read some recipes/blogs that say that overnight oats can be made with milk substitutes such as almond milk. Other recipes/blogs I've read say that enzymes found in milk help to break down the ...
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Why did this gallon of milk stay fresh for so long?

A few months ago I had a gallon of milk in the back of the fridge that stayed fresh for over a month - maybe even two; I lost track. Our house is only me and my wife. We don't drink milk often. I ...
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Cocoa powder stays stuck at the bottom of the cup [duplicate]

I am trying to make a warm drink using cocoa without much additions. Basically I boil water and the slowly add it to a cup with cocoa powder while I stir. I also add some cold milk. When I stir with a ...
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Is sour milk, soured milk, and milk that has gone sour, all the exact same thing?

Is sour milk, soured milk, and milk that has gone sour, all the exact same thing? Related to this question: Is buttermilk another term for sour milk or some part of sour milk? and especially this ...
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Is buttermilk another term for sour milk or some part of sour milk?

Is buttermilk another term for sour milk or some part of sour milk? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttermilk says: Originally, buttermilk referred to the liquid left over from churning butter from ...
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Why it is not recommended to mix the milk of different days?

A vendor supplies a half liter of milk daily. Some times, due to variety of reasons, I arrive at a situation that I need to handle milk of 3 consecutive days i.e., 1.5 liter. Elder and experienced ...
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Spoiled protein shake? [duplicate]

On my way to work which is about an hour drive I had brought along my protein shake which contains 16oz of milk. The whole car ride was nice and cool due to the ac. Once I got to work I accidentally ...
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Can one use butter to replace cream or milk in drinks?

While many liquids exist that serve as an alternate to milk for the lactose intolerant, I'm wondering to what extent can butter melted and mixed with water serve as a milk substitute, even if an ...
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For microwave hot chocolate, why pour the hot milk into the chocolate rather than mixing the milk with chocolate then heating?

I read on the back of the unsweetened Hershey's cocoa powder box that I should first heat milk in a microwave and then pour into another cup with the powder, salt and sugar. This tasted much better ...
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Does freezing raw milk kills harmful bacteria present in the milk?

I have been drinking shakes made from frozen raw milk; just wondering that could it lead to any illness. Does freezing raw milk kills harmful bacteria present in the milk?
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Is yoghurt mixed with milk safe?

I have always been told that you shouldn't drink milk and eat yoghurt together. So today in the kitchen channel when they made a smoothie with milk and yoghurt I was shocked. Since I couldn't find ...
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What are the mechanics of raw milk and products made from it?

I'm stuck in a bit of a strange predicament... As many of you know, getting access to raw milk is a problem for many in the Western world, whereas information is abundant. Yet, here I finally am with ...
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Why does this custard say to boil milk cool and boil again

I have this recipe (from a really great book that has never failed me) for a custard and it says to Bring the milk to the boil. Put to the side for 10 mins. Whisk the yolks and sugar. Return the milk ...
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Homemade soy milk powder, or other plant-based milk powder

I have tried making soy milk powder from store bought soy milk. I used my dehydrator, but a few hours into the process the milk was starting to smell sour. I have seen recipes that make soy milk ...
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Why is 45 degrees Celsius considered the optimal temperature for coagulating milk?

I heated pasteurized milk to around 80 degrees Celsius and let it cool down to 45 degrees Celsius (according to a few guides) before adding 50 mL vinegar. But I've been wondering, why is it considered ...
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When can milk substitute for buttermilk in sourdough recipes?

I want to prepare buttermilk sourdough pancakes: One part sourdough starter Two parts flour Two parts buttermilk Sugar to taste (about a quarter part, depending on mood) The idea is to leave it ...
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Milk powder doesn't dissolve

I'm following some recipes making chocolate, candies and cookies that use milk powder to enhance the flavor. I tried several milk powder brands, different types skim vs full cream, but I never can ...
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Pasteurized milk boiling dilemma

Experts tell drinking pasteurized milk from carton is fine. But sometimes, when I boil refrigerated previously opened milk carton with oats, it curdles. Does that mean it is not safe to drink milk ...
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Can I soak liver overnight in milk?

Can I soak liver in milk overnight? And if yes, does it matter if I soak it for 2 hours or overnight, or will there be no difference?
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When can you NOT replace milk with almond milk? [closed]

I saw a video on making pizza and it seemed easy enough, but the recipe required milk to make the dough. I try to avoid dairy and realized that once when making scrambled eggs that required milk in ...
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Is Light Egg Nog supposed to drink directly without cooking?

Is Light Egg Nog supposed to drink directly without cooking? Thanks.
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UHT cream storage - temperature extremes

I buy canned Anchor brand butter, which is sent by road unrefrigerated where afternoon temperatures are around 29C, sometimes higher. On one occasion I received a can that had melted and was no longer ...
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What cultures can be added to pasteurized milk to allow it to clabber like raw milk?

I have a dairy cow, and when I leave its raw milk on the counter for a couple of days, I end up with clabber (also called clabbered milk). However, I am not willing to take the risk of consuming non-...
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My pre soy milk preparation curdled on cooking

I had soaked some soybeans and kept them in the fridge for two to three days after removing the water. Today, I kept the mixture after blending with water for 3 hours. However, when I kept it on a ...
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Why braise pork in milk?

Just reading how a high end caterer is fielding requests for pork in milk for Christmas dinner. I've never heard of that. What advantage does braising pork in milk give?
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What is causing my homemade soy milk mayonnaise to have a different consistency than one made from store brought soy milk?

The mayonnaise I made from the store bought soy milk was creamy and thick tasting, while the one made from home made soy milk has a bit of a watery feel to it. The store bought one's ingredients are ...
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Replicating McDonald's Mocha

recently I've been trying to recreate the mocha they make at Mcdonalds. After many failed attempts. Here is how I currently prepare it: Put chocolate powder and sugar into a cup, pour a little ...
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How can you cook milk without it burning the pan?

How can you cook milk without it burning the pan? The intention isn't just to heat/warm the milk, but to thoroughly cook it. Burned pans are hard to clean, and they make the milk taste burned. The ...
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What are the conditions that raw milk, just milked from a cow, should stand to obainin thick traditional Romanian smântână?

Let's say I have fresh, raw, unpasteurized milk, just obtained from a local cow owner who milked the cow within the last hour, the milk is still slightly warm from the cow's body heat. In what ...
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What is the meaning of the letters after the expiration date?

I've noticed letters after the expiration date on milk bag tags. Product: Neilson Milk Bag Location: Canada Please see the photos below. Sometimes there are letters after the expiration date and ...
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Burnt milk uses

Though infrequently, when boiling milk, it gets burnt if you forget about the milk on stove. I usually boil 2-3L of milk in one big pan on stove/induction. When it gets burnt, it develops a peculiar ...
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Why re-boiling milk doesn't boil over again?

When I heat milk, at some point it begins to boil over. When I reheat the same milk after it has reached boiling point once before, it doesn't boil over again, it just boils "normally". Why ...
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For what culinary reason would a bread recipe choose skim milk?

Skim milk is specified for the whole wheat bread recipe list included with my new bread maker. Is there a particular culinary reason to specify skim milk not skim milk/whole milk? The other ...
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Why does cheese need boiling while paneer not?

I am from Syria, but currently I am living in India. Back in my country we have to boil the cheese (and the milk) before consuming, otherwise it may carry harmful bacteria. One of my friends was taken ...
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Does 2% milk make decent cheese?

I ended up with a gallon (almost 4 L) of 2% milk that I don't really need. I was thinking of making it into some kind of fresh cheese (i.e., farmer cheese or panir or something) to extend its life a ...
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When making cheese (e.g. Halloumi) from non-homogenized milk, are the dangers in non-homogenized milk neutralised? [closed]

I was looking at ways to make Halloumi at home and found this video. The recipe calls for non-homogenized milk (another name for raw milk, I think!) which as far as I know can be very dangerous. But ...
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Is eating soap or bleach dangerous?

i was cooking some dessert today which contains milk as a primary ingredient. While cooking I started to notice that powder ingredients weren't dissolving in the milk. After a while under heat they ...
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