We’ve all been there: you buy a gallon of milk for a guest or a recipe, subsequently forget about it, and then have one day to make use of it before it goes bad. We don’t recommend drinking that much milk in one day, but there’s plenty you can do with the white stuff — from homemade cheese to yogurt, kefir, liqueur (yep!), and more. Check out The Kitchn‘s many suggestions by following the link below.
These tips range from projects like simple homemade cheeses that are surprisingly quick and easy to make at home — mozzarella, ricotta, paneer — to fermented foods like kefir and yogurt (hello there, probiotics!). There are some dazzlingly fun treats too, like strawberry milk, milk liqueur, and Mardi Gras punch.
My favorite, though, is a big pot of masala chai, which soaks up plenty of milk and is a lovely treat for a crowd of friends or work colleagues (just fill up a thermos).
Photo by Emma Christensen