1: Bake Just About Anything
Sour milk is perfect for baking. The other ingredients and the baking process will mask any unpleasant taste, and your milk doesn’t have to get wasted.
There are so many recipes that use sour milk, you might start letting it go bad intentionally! Try in corn bread, scones, pancakes, and anything you can think of.
2: Make Dinner A Little Creamier
Like with baking, cooking with sour milk will cover up any gross taste, so it’s perfect for thickening up soups and casseroles.
If you feel that a soup or stew is a bit lacking, add a splash of the sour milk and you’ll have a richer experience. Just go slowly and taste test to make sure the sour milk flavor doesn’t become too pronounced.
3: Tenderize A Steak
The lactic acid in the milk is great for tenderizing meat. Soak your meat in sour milk before cooking. You can also use sour milk in marinades, the way you’d use buttermilk. If meat isn’t your thing, you can also use sour milk to soak dried grains like wheat berries and barley.
4: Make Some Cheese
Sour milk is perfect for creating some homemade cheese, just like they did in the old days. If your milk has turned, try turning it into cottage cheese right in your own kitchen, which goes great with salads, fruit, and as a snack.
5: Make Your Face Glow
The lactic acid in milk is also great for your skin, making it smoother and firmer. Dilute some with water and splash on your face, rubbing to get it into your skin. Rinse your face in plain water to avoid smelling like sour milk for the rest of the day, though!
6: Take A Skin-Boosting Bath
Sour milk doesn’t just help the skin on your face! Add a cup or two to a bath for smooth skin all over. If you can’t take the smell, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to cover it up.
7: Make Your Plants Grow Strong
You might not like to drink sour milk, but your plants do!
Dilute some sour milk with water and pour into flowerpots or garden beds to give your plants some calcium. Just like it does for you, calcium makes plants grow strong. It’s said that this is especially good for tomato plants. In the garden, the smell of sour milk will also help keep deer away.
8: Make A Salad
If you’re using raw milk, the clabber, or the thick, sour stuff that results when the milk turns, is great on a salad. Strain off the curds and use in place of sour cream for creamy dressings.
Remember: only do this with raw, unpasteurized milk. If pasteurized milk gets lumpy, toss it.
9: Feed Your Pets
Sour milk is a great additive to pet food, and pets won’t mind the taste if it’s masked enough. Mix some into cat or dog food to give your pets a little extra calcium and protein.