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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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My cultured butter homogenised again after separating

I tried making cultured butter using a very simple recipe: 500 ml of cream mixed with 30 ml of buttermilk, left on the counter for a couple of days. Then mix to separate, drain, dry, etc. I don't own ...
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Replace or reduce sugar in milk?

Is there any company that produces milk with the sugar removed or replaced? If not, is there any way to do this on your own? I love skim milk and mostly buy Fair Life Skim Milk, which is filtered to ...
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Why should milk boil to the rim?

In some cases hot milk is needed. My example is a ready made mixture for milk rice. The direction says I should heat the milk until it shows foam raising, which often raises up to the rim (or more). I ...
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Non stick pan browning milk vs stainless steel

We recently purchased a nonstick medium pot but have been encountering problems while making mac & cheese. The milk seems to be browning/toasting with all settings on our induction cooker ...
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How long does it take for buttermilk to go bad?

I love making buttermilk pancakes but I can never seem to use up my buttermilk before it passes the expiration date. The thing is, if I take a solid whiff of the "expired" buttermilk it smells great (...
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Replacement for Almond Milk

I have a muffin recipe for Almond milk but I'd like to replace it since Almond Milk is only good for 7-10 days, I can't find small enough containers, and no one in my household will drink it. Outside ...
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Overcooked yogurt : what did I actually do?

I tried to make yogurt by slowly heating yogurt diluted in milk, but I forgot to watch it. When I checked a few minutes later, it was above 70 °C and the whey had separated from the "yogurt". The ...
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Cajeta with powdered goat's milk? Or evaporated?

I have fallen in love with Dulce de Leche, which I make by long boiling unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk. I've heard wonderful things about Cajeta, the same thing but made with goat's milk. ...
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What is the difference between “European Butter” and American butter?

I am in America, recently I noticed in my grocery store in the last year or two that there is a type of butter called "European Butter". Is "European Butter" really different from regular butter, yes/...
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Is it possible to use jam instead of sugar to make a dough?

I followed this recipe to make a dough for cookies to dip in milk: 300g flour 1 egg 70g sugar 60g milk 50g butter 10g yeast However I replaced sugar with jam (~100g) and butter with yogurt (~200g). ...
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Hot tea with lemon juice and fat free milk: how to prevent curdling?

So I know it may sound a bit weird, but I like milky tea with some lemon juice added. I pop a teabag into the mug, fill it about 2/3 with boiling water, let seep a bit, remove teabag, add some freshly-...
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What is this paste I got from boiling down coconut “whey”?

I have been fascinated with taking byproducts of a fresh coconut, and this time I got this sweet and very sour paste from boiling down coconut "whey" First, let me explain what is this coconut whey : ...
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Homemade coconut milk separates into different layers after a day in the fridge

I made some coconut milk. After a day in the fridge there was two layers of liquid in the jar, coconut water and solid coconut which I found out afterwards that it is called coconut butter! When I ...
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Is condensed milk the same as sweetened condensed milk?

Is condensed milk the same as sweetened condensed milk? I have a fudge recipe that calls for condensed milk and I can not find strictly condensed milk, only sweetened condensed milk or evaporated ...
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What is the maximal shelf life of UHT milk?

Wikipedia says that the shelf life of UHT milk is "typically" between 6 and 9 months. Does it mean that UHT milk always falls in this range? Is there UHT milk which has a longer or shorter shelf ...
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What is milk classified as once you pour it on cereal?

I recently came across an image posing the question of whether milk would be properly classified as a beverage, broth, or sauce once it's poured on a bowl of cereal. I'm not sure if it's any of those ...
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Milk temperature for white sauce

Should I introduce the milk hot or cold when making white (béchamel) sauce? Searching around I found multiple opposite opnions, like on this answer (see the comments). Also different advice from ...
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Can I re-heat Ricottta that hasn't seperated into whey fully yet?

I am making Ricotta Cheese with Lemon Juice for my acid. I got it to 200 degrees then added my salt and acid. Perhaps i didnt add enough. I have 7 cups milk, 1 cup heavy creme, 3 tsp salt, 5tbsp lemon ...
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In order to mix the cocoa powder in water/milk, is it a good idea to put the cocoa powder in the milk while heating it?

The answers here Dissolving cocoa powder in milk tell us to manually dissolve the Cocoa powder in the liquid. Will it not be a good idea to put the Cocoa powder in the liquid while heating it so that ...
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Nutrient composition of milk vs. home-made kefir

I got a bit confused when looking up nutrition values for milk versus kefir made from that milk. For some reason many tables list higher values of some nutrients (e.g. potassium and magnesium) than is ...
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Getting butter from yogurt

The common way for taking butter from milk is to shake the cream captured from milk. There is also a traditional way to shake yogurt to separate butter. However, I was unable to find any instruction ...
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Can you make latte-art with a panarello wand?

I have a deLonghi Icona coffe machine. It contains a steaming wand of the panarello kind (with a hole in the top that automatically injects air). I tried to steam the milk to create a microfoam that ...
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Does near expiration date milk continue to “age” in a cooked dish?

I was so happy to find this site. From what I've read, it seems very friendly and non judgemental.😊 I have 2% milk that has two more days before its Best Buy date. If I use it in a baked casserole, ...
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Why do milk products stay fresh longer when stored in glass?

Over the years I have noticed that when I buy milk in glass bottles it will stay fresh-tasting longer than milk bought in plastic jugs or paperboard cartons. This includes other milk products such as ...
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Cream based substitute for milk

I typically have heavy cream on hand but not milk so I'm frequently in need of a method to substitute the milk in recipes with cream. It seems to me that adding some amount of water and sugar to the ...
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Milk not spoiled yet [closed]

Why has my milk not spoiled. It is over a month old and it still taste fresh. I bought it on February 10th or so. Its sell date is feb 21. And it march 15th Is this odd??
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I dont have refrigrator what are ways to keep milk without that?

What are old ways to store milk without refrigerator. I boiled twice a day still it spoils.
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Why did my whole milk go bad faster than skim milk?

Why did my whole milk curdle and get yucky and smell before my skim milk when left out? I thought it was supposed to be the opposite.
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Pasteurized milk that has gone sour

I have 1/2 gallon of milk (not raw) that turned sour in fridge (not curdled). Hate to throw it away. Can I safely use it to make cottage cheese or put into a chocolate cake?
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what to mix with milk other than sugar to give good taste [closed]

I want to drink milk without adding any sugar [ for Diet ] is there any alternative for sugar to mix with milk which give good taste ? I dont want honey [ more calorie ] , stevia , cocoa butter [...
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How can I make whipped cream if I can't always get cream?

I sometimes want to make whipped cream for dessert, but can't get cream in the market. What can I do in that case? One possibility: I did find that there is a quick way to do it by mixing a ...
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How to make a custard (royale) that sets up firm on the stovetop?

I was trying to make royales for consomme for the first time, since I figured I already have spare yolks already. Following a recipe for custard in general that said one can use as much as 4 yolks per ...
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Is it bad to boil milk?

In another question, I asked about pasteurization of raw milk at home. I got some interesting comments (of course, I further searched on the internet) that some people prefer not to pasteurize raw ...
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How can I tell if my kefir is healthy?

I have been given some kefir grains but, no having tasted kefir before, I can't tell if there's something wrong with it. Is there some way to tell? For the record, the taste is like a mix between ...
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What is the way to use a readymade double boiler with whistle?

I have purchased this double boiler. It is written that we have to fill water after opening the whistle. How much water am I supposed to fill? How do I know that? I filled it completely with water....
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Sperical lumps in milk

Got to work this morning and made the first round of drinks and everything was fine with them. We then made the second round about an hour later with the same milk, same kettle, same instant coffee ...
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Replacing whole milk with sweetened condensed milk for cheescake

I am making a no bake cheesecake. It calls for milk but I just ran out. Can I substitute with sweetened condensed milk?
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How to make chocolate milk

I have tried making hot cocoa with melted chocolate. Here is how I did it: Heat up some milk in a mug until it is hot(ceramic tends to do better in microwaves than glass does because it doesn't ...
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The Perfect Smoothie - Liquid Milk versus Powdered Milk

I recently attempted to make myself a Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie (as what is defined here, that is, no ice cream used) and failed miserably. This made me wonder about two things regarding this ...
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Can you make cheese curds with pasteurized milk?

I have this recipe for cheese curds that I want to try: http://www.ehow.com/how_5106352_make-cheese-curds-poutine.html, but it specifically calls for raw milk which is near to impossible to get here. ...
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What causes curding in this case: heating milk with large quantities of sugar

Yesterday I decided to try to make dulce de leche or caramel. I did not follow a recipe: I was as curious to see what would happen as I was hungry for sweet, caramelised, milky sugar. I mixed semi-...
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How to effectively take cream from milk?

I tried to take cream from raw (full fat) milk by the common method: leaving the milk at refrigerator overnight, then taking the cream from top. The amount of cream came to the top was low, and after ...
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What mammals' milks are drunk by humans?

I'd like to make an exhaustive list of the various animals whose milk humans drink. Here's the ones I can think of: human cow goat sheep camel yak buffalo donkey/ass Any others? If so, where?
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Why is the skimmed milk fizzy?

I put bananas, honey, almonds and skimmed milk in the blender and blended it. When it was all blended the surface had a layer of tiny bubbles and there was a audible fizzing sound, like from a soft ...
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Why does honey prevent porridge congealing?

I like my porridge cold so I typically prepare it in the evening and store it in the fridge for breakfast the following morning. My recipe normally includes 1/2 tbsp of honey for sweetening. When I ...
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'Sweet milk' substitute in an old recipe

I have an old pancake recipe (circa 1930) that I would like to try. However it includes as an ingredient "sweet milk." Having never seen such a thing in stores I'm trying to find the best substitute ...
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why does my non dairy creamer not dissolve in coffee?

I use Nestle's Everyday Whitener to make coffee. But with some brands of coffee (eg: Davidoff) the creamer doesn't seem to dissolve. It instead remains suspended as granules in the coffee. But with ...
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Alternative for Swenson condensed milk. I'm diabetic

I'm diabetic. I've been given a receipt for ice box pie that uses this milk. What can I use to replace it with less sugar than receipts shown? It's made with Kool-Aid and cool whip.
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How can I replace sweetened condensed milk in key lime pie with goat's milk?

I want to make a Key Lime pie using only goat's milk(cow's milk allergy issues). The filing is usually, if not always, made with condensed milk. No one sells sweetened condensed goat milk - not even ...
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Is burnt milk that sticks to a pan something used in cooking ever? Does it have a name?

This might be a weird question but I have to ask it anyway. I make my dad boiled milk and I find the burnt milk that sticks to bottom of the pan has got a really great taste. Does it have a name and ...