Storing milk can’t be that hard can it? We just shove the milk bottle or milk carton in the fridge, don’t we?
If only it was so simple.
We’ve all guiltily tipped sour milk down the sink, haven’t we? Or poured milk on our cereal only to spot the lumps and realise it stinks. Yuk!!
It’s such a waste of money and right now that’s bad as we all need to get frugal fast. So it’s really worth learning how to store milk properly.
And luckily there are some super easy, super smart ways to store milk to reduce food waste.
So check out these tips on how to store milk to keep it fresh longer.
Best Ways To Store Milk
1. Storing Milk In the Fridge
OK so where do you store milk? In the fridge door, right?
It’s actually not cold enough in our fridge door to keep milk fresh for very long. And we keep opening the door which warms it more.
Pop your milk at the back of the fridge – a quick fridge declutter will help – and you will be amazed by the difference it makes.
And if like me you get milk delivered in glass bottles check out this extra milk storage hack.
Extra Milk Storage Hack
Get yourself a silicone milk bottle top and then when you’ve broken the foil, you can still keep it sealed.
These two super simple milk storage hacks really helped us reduce food waste by keeping milk fresh longer.
But sometimes we end up with more milk than we can use fresh.
Which is where the next hack comes in because we can actually store milk safely in the freezer.
2. Storing Milk In the Freezer
So you’re going away and you’ve got left over milk, what do you do?
Grab an ice cube tray, pour your extra milk in and leave to freeze. Once frozen pop out the milk cubes into a freezer storage container for easy use.
In these small portions, the milk will defrost quickly in the fridge for using on cereal or in cooking. An ice cube is a few tablespoons worth of milk.
If you’ve lots of milk to freeze you can :
- Use larger moulds e.g. lolly or frozen dessert moulds
- Or freeze in a plastic carton.
Freezing Milk In Cartons
You can freeze milk safely in the carton. You just need to remember these key tips :
- Take a cup’s worth out of the carton as the milk will expand when frozen. You could freeze this extra in an ice cube tray.
- Defrost in a bowl of cold water, it will take ages in the fridge.
- Shake well when defrosted.
- Use defrosted milk within 48 hours.
And there you go, super easy tips on how to store milk in the fridge to keep it fresh longer and to freeze milk to reduce food waste.
I do hope these tips help. Please share. And for more simple frugal living tips check out these posts:
- Best Ways To Store Potatoes
- Storing Apples To Keep Crunchy
- Growing Veggies From Scraps
- 50 Very Frugal Grocery Tips
- Foraging For Beginners