What can I make that will use up milk?

(20 Posts)
GingerPCatt Sat 03-Oct-15 13:23:18

I bought loads of milk in my last shop since DS gets through it. But I've over estimated so I've got 6 pint that expire tomorrow. There's no way we'll get through it before it goes off. I hate wasting food. What can I make/bake that will use up the milk? Preferably easy things since I'm not a great cook. Thanks!

Madbengalmum Sat 03-Oct-15 13:28:18

Rice pudding, sauces, ie cheese, white, pepper. Milkshakes. I have also poached fish in milk and made a fish pie with the milk a cheese sauce.

TheGreenNinja Sat 03-Oct-15 13:28:56

Freeze it/some of it?

Sgtmajormummy Sat 03-Oct-15 13:31:58

Pancakes!

mimolette Sat 03-Oct-15 13:34:12

Freeze the milk. Or make white sauce and freeze that in portions.

bonzo77 Sat 03-Oct-15 13:34:26

Freeze it.

Birgitz Sat 03-Oct-15 13:38:48

Macaroni cheese

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 03-Oct-15 13:43:49

It will be fine just to drink for a good few days after the date on the carton. You don't have to throw it away!

GingerPCatt Sat 03-Oct-15 14:15:39

Thanks for the tips. Can I just pop the whole unopened thing in the freezer? We have an open one that were using that expired yesterday but is still ok for DS and my teas.

CuttedUpPear Sat 03-Oct-15 14:17:18

Bung the whole thing in the freezer. I do it with reduced price milk all the time.

TendonQueen Sat 03-Oct-15 14:17:36

Rice pudding. Bag of pudding rice (under a pound in the supermarket) that will make several batches after this, follow instructions on the pack - add in cinnamon if they don't say. Delicious pudding for several days and great in autumn.

MrsHenryCrawford Sat 03-Oct-15 14:17:55

Pancakes, scones, Yorkshire puds (all freeze well)

RB68 Sat 03-Oct-15 14:55:32

White sauce (bechamel for lasagne type) and cheese sauce can both be frozen. Custard is good, batter for some fish, milky coffees (well call it a Latte!!)

RB68 Sat 03-Oct-15 14:55:57

Triffle

PuppyMonkey Sat 03-Oct-15 15:11:20

Teagrin

Blondie1984 Sat 03-Oct-15 15:17:15

Custard
Yoghurt
Make bread sauce for xmas and freeze

Aquiver Tue 06-Oct-15 18:26:44

Proper hot chocolate! brew
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I know it's not a foodstuff/baking thing, but I love a good hot choc (or Ovaltine - my secret shame)

Warmed milk (can be done on the hob or microwave) can be used up by the mugfull. It's also particularly nice given that it's all turning a bit Autumnal wet cold miserable out there...!

rainbowunicorn Tue 06-Oct-15 21:45:29

In my experience milk is good for several days after the use by date on the carton. We regularly drink milk that is 3 or 4 days past the date. You would know straight away if it was off. I would just carry on using it up as normal for the next few days.

GhostWorld Wed 07-Oct-15 10:58:29

I'm making cheese tomorrow using milk! Its supposed to be really good quality milk that you use but it might not matter if its normal supermarket stuff?
Ricotta

JessieThom Wed 07-Oct-15 11:01:08

Is it whole milk? If so, yoghurt is easy and delicious - I use this recipe: www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/11322096/Homemade-yogurt-recipe.html

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