Five delicious recipes to use up old milk

You might be surprised to know that by weight, milk comes third on the list of foodstuffs humans throw away the most. There’s a multitude of reasons why you might pour the contents of a carton of milk down the sink, but we’re going to go ahead and guess that it was off, or getting close to it.

You bought three litres instead of the usual two, and so it sat in the fridge until you noticed it had a day or two before it became unusable. While you might not feel like drinking a litre of milk, that doesn’t mean you have to leave it to curdle. Why not cook or bake something with it? We scoured the internet to find some awesome-looking recipes that use milk, so you can avoid letting that milk go to waste.

DIY Mozzarella

Vegans and lactose-intolerant individuals aside, who doesn’t love fresh mozzarella? You can tear it up and put it in a salad, or slice it up and let it melt on top of a pizza – the options are endless! And contrary to popular belief, it’s not that hard to make at home. This recipe illustrates exactly how easy it can be.

Perfect Chocolate Pudding

Relatively quick and easy, this chocolate pudding would be perfect if you’re feeling lazy but craving something sweet. This recipe uses real chocolate as well as cocoa, which means it’ll end up extra chocolatey. How can you resist?

Lemon and Rice Pudding

We’d be surprised if you said you’d never had rice pudding before, but this version of the classic dessert looks absolutely delicious! The lemon adds a little bit of tartness to what is usually an incredibly sweet dessert, and it’s easy to make as well.

Easy Oven Omelette

If you’ve been looking for a tasty but lazy breakfast recipe for those sleepy weekend mornings, this might be the end of your search. This omelette hits all the right notes, having parmesan, parsley and bacon (the recipe calls for ham but why settle for mediocrity?) You could also do this for lunch or even dinner, and it’ll still be just as satisfying.

Slow-Cooker Chicken

At first glance this recipe seems a little odd. Cooking chicken in milk sounds a little gross, but as you read through the recipe, it becomes clear that the author knows what they’re talking about, and the photos of the end product look absolutely delicious! The milk does curdle during the cooking process, but the writer makes a point of assuring that it still tastes fine, and that you can strain the curds out if you’re that bothered by them .

So there you have it, five recipes that have all but invalidated any reason you might have for wasting perfectly good milk. We can’t wait to try some of these ourselves!

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