Before tossing out that carton of spoiled milk, check out some clever ways to turn it into something useful and great. However, before experimenting on spoiled milk, make sure that you know what kind of milk you’re dealing with.
If it’s pasteurized milk, make sure that it has not yet started separating, forming lumps or changing color. Meanwhile, if it’s raw or unpastuerized, you can actually use it much longer.
What can you do with spoiled milk?
1. Use it for baking.
While sour milk tastes disgusting, it’s actually perfect for baking as other ingredients will mask its unpleasant taste. You can use spoiled milk to make pancakes, scones, corn bread and other pastries.
2. Thicken soups and casseroles.
Adding a splash of sour milk to soup or stew can make it thicker and richer. Just like in baking, cooking with sour milk will mask its disgusting taste.
3. Tenderize a steak.
Milk contains lactic acid, which is great for making meat tender. To tenderize steak, soak it in sour milk before cooking. You can also used spoiled milk in marinades.
4. Make homemade cheese.
You can turn spoiled milk into cottage cheese by following this simple recipe.
5. Make your skin smoother and firmer.
Lactic acid can give your skin a boost, making it smoother and firmer. To apply it on your face, dilute it with water and rub it into your face. Remove the smell of sour milk by rinsing your face with plain water. You can also add a cup or two of sour milk to your bath. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to mask the unpleasant smell.
6. Give your plants calcium.
No one would want to drink sour milk, but your plants actually do. Just dilute sour milk with water and pour into your potted plants or garden beds to give them calcium. This practice is particularly good for tomato plants.
7. Make a salad dressing.
Instead of using sour cream for salad dressing, use raw, unpasteurized milk that has already turned sour. Keep in mind never to use pasteurized milk.
8. Add to your pet’s food.
Even if you find the smell of sour milk disturbing, your pets won’t mind if you use it as an additive to their food. This will give them a little extra calcium and protein.