High in calcium, protein and vitamin B12, milk is a common household staple as it is nutritionally beneficial and versatile. It is needed for many dishes and beverages, from our morning coffee, cereals to desserts.
However, many of us end up throwing milk as it spoils quickly or it’s approaching expiration date. Instead of throwing them, why not turn them into amazing treats? There are many creative ways to use up all that milk.
Peanut butter and jelly overnight oats
Your favourite sandwich has now taken a healthy twist. Soak your oats with milk, add some crunchy peanut butter and sprinkle chopped nuts like peanuts or almonds for that added crunch. Healthy and delicious, it’s perfect for your on-the-go breakfast.
Asparagus and sausage strata
A quick and easy breakfast where you can make ahead, it’s a casserole version of a quiche minus the crust. Just prep everything the night before and then pop it in the oven in the morning. Hearty and delicious!
Turn your milk into an easy breakfast or dinner by just adding flour and eggs for pancake batter. Top the pancakes with syrup and fruits for breakfast or vegetables for a savoury light dinner.
Blend some vanilla ice cream with milk and add in chopped Oreos for a delicious Oreo milkshake. Or you can try a frozen coffee and coconut milkshake for an icy caffeine hit on a hot day.
If you’ve got some bananas and milk lying around, it’s time to treat yourself to delicious banana cake for afternoon tea.
Instead of store-bought yogurt, why not turn some of that milk into homemade yogurt? Once you’ve made your own, you’ll be hooked.
Creamy soup for a cool day
There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of creamy soup on a rainy day. It’s a great way to use up all that milk that’s going to waste.
Treat yourself to pudding
Transform humble milk into delicious puddings made from scratch. Keep it classic with chocolate pudding or go all out with bread-and-butter pudding or baked rice pudding.
Yes, you saw that right. It seems a little daunting but it’s a lot less complicated than it sounds. However, knowing how to make your own mozzarella can be dangerous…. for your tummy. Imagine whipping up your own ball of creamy mozzarella that’s still warm and eating it with sliced tomato, basil and drizzled with olive oil? Oh yeah, it’s dangerous but oh so delicious.
Whisk up a white sauce
All you need is flour, butter and milk to make a rich white sauce that can be used for your classic mac and cheese or lasagna.
If all else fails and you’re still stuck with gallons of milk, treat yourself to a milk facial or milk bath. Milk has amazing benefits for your skin. So, for that milky smooth skin, pamper yourself with some milk.