9 Awesome Ways to Use Leftover Milk at Home

Blossom Lady
Oct 08, 2022 01:36 AM
9 Awesome Ways to Use Leftover Milk at Home

Do you ever struggle to use up the milk in your refrigerator? Sometimes we buy milk for a recipe or a weekend brunch, and then it sits half used in the fridge while the expiration date weighs on our guilty conscience. It's a sad waste to pour sour milk down the drain, and we're here to tell you that you never have to do that again. Here are 9 easy ways to use leftover milk around the house.

1. Frozen fish tastes fresh.
If you want fish from the freezer to taste like it was freshly caught, try this trick. Place the frozen fish in a bath of milk until it thaws. The milk will make it taste fresher.

2. Enhance corn on the cob taste.
There's a simple way to make corn on the cob taste sweeter and fresher. Just add 1/4 cup (50 g) of powdered milk to the pot of boiling water before throwing in the corn.

3. Polish silverware
A little sour milk will make tarnished silverware look like new again. If you don't have sour milk on hand, you can make it yourself by adding vinegar to fresh milk. Then simply soak the silver in the milk for half an hour to loosen the tarnish; wash it off in warm, soapy water and polish it with a soft cloth.

4. Soothe sunburn and insect bites.
If your skin feels burned from the sun or itchy insect bites are driving you crazy, try a milk paste for relief. Mix 1 part powdered milk with 2 parts water and a pinch or two of salt. Dab it on the burn or bite. The enzymes in the milk powder will ease the pain of the sunburn and help neutralize the venom of insect bites.

5. Clean and soften dirty hands
Working in the garden usually leaves hands stained and grainy, which can't be washed off with normal soap, but with this remedy can. Make a paste of oatmeal and milk and rub it vigorously on your hands. The stains will disappear and the oatmeal-milk mixture will make the skin soft and supple.

6. Make quick make-up remover
If you run out of makeup remover, you can use powdered milk instead. Mix 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of milk powder with 1/3 cup (75 ml) of warm water in a container and shake well. Add more water or powder as needed to achieve the consistency of a heavy cream. Apply the makeshift makeup remover with a washcloth. Then wipe off and rinse with water.

7. Remove ink stains from clothes
Remove ink stains from colored clothing with an overnight milk bath. Soak the garment in milk overnight and machine wash as usual the next day.

8. Clean patent leather
Make your patent leather bags or shoes look like new again. Just dab on some milk, let it dry and rub it with a soft cloth.

9. Repair cracked porcelain
Before you throw away that broken plate from your grandmother's old china set, try repairing it with milk. Place the plate in a pot, cover it with milk (fresh milk or reconstituted powdered milk) and bring it to a boil. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes. The egg white in the milk will miraculously mend most of the fine cracks.

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