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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