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Keep Milk Fresh Longer With Baking Soda!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 14, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Add half a tablespoon of baking soda to a new, freshly opened, gallon of milk to make it last twice as long!  The baking soda reduces the acidity, and slows down spoilage.  I normally pour a cup of milk out to drink (this gives room to shake the gallon up after adding the baking soda), then add one tablespoon of baking soda to the gallon, and give it a good shaking.  And no, I cannot taste any diffence.  :-)  

Also, the refrigerator door is generally NOT the coldest place (b/c it's exposed to warm room temperature air each time the door is opened), so milk should be stored in the body of your fridge (as far back as possible).  And did you know... milk can be frozen!  Just use a little out of the container to give room for expansion.  

The next time you find a great deal on milk, stock up using these tips!  

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Reply barnie
4:18 PM on December 30, 2012 
it works
Reply Leilani Caoagdan
5:32 PM on December 31, 2012 
Wow! I didn't know this. I will start doing this from now on. Thank you!
Reply April Hansbury
11:42 PM on January 11, 2013 
Thats really cool. i am going to have to try that with our next gallon of milk
Reply Grace
8:45 PM on January 14, 2013 
Gonna have to try this without my husband knowing...he is one of those people that'll think it affects the taste whether it does or not...LOL
Reply Kathleen
12:50 AM on January 26, 2013 
I have never heard this one before... My Dad is a dairyman and I am going to ask him about this. I definitely waste milk...
Reply Simone
12:31 AM on October 28, 2015 
Kathleen says...
I have never heard this one before... My Dad is a dairyman and I am going to ask him about this. I definitely waste milk...
Reply Simone
12:35 AM on October 28, 2015 
This message is for Kathleen,and all the rest. my husband is trying to find a way to help African farmers to transport milk from deep inside the bush to the villages next to them to be able to sell it. can baking soda help in this case??? milk is transported by walking individual for about 2 hours in warm weather? if we can figure it out, we will be helping hundreds of farmers in Africa

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