5 ways to utilize sour milk
It is not uncommon to find that your pot of milk has gone sour. Before you toss it down the drain, stop and read this to know about the different ways you can utilize sour milk. Although it is not recommended to drink such milk, it is not entirely useless. It can be used to prepare certain things, or in beauty treatments.
Sour milk has enzymes that benefit your skin and is commonly used as an ingredient in facial masks to give you smooth skin. Take two spoons of sour milk, spread it on your skin, and leave it on for a few minutes. Rub it off gently with wet hands. The process will also exfoliate your skin. Wash it off entirely and apply a toner.
Milk that has gone bad can actually make good scrambled eggs! Just switch regular milk with the soured milk and whisk it with the eggs and some salt and pepper. Then add the mixture to a hot pan with melted butter and cook. You will end up with very fluffy and creamy scrambled eggs. The texture of such eggs is also different.
The most cost-efficient and hassle-free way to utilize milk gone bad is to make yogurt with it. The milk contains good bacteria and develops into yogurt sooner than regular milk. Heat the sour milk. Add two tablespoons of yogurt culture to the warm soured milk in a container. Cover the mixture with a thick towel. Let it sit overnight and use the following day.
Sour milk can be used to bake cakes, pancakes, waffles, cookies, and even brownies. The extra acidity the milk acquires with aging yields added flavor in baked goods. You can also substitute buttermilk with sour milk in some recipes. It is a great choice for savory baking as it adds a little acidic flavor to the baked goodies.
A common ingredient in every Indian kitchen, paneer can also be made from sour milk. Heat the milk, add lemon and stir until it curdles. Collect the whey in a clean muslin cloth by pouring the mixture through it. Hang it to drip off moisture. Then place a heavy object on the bundle to squeeze out the remaining water. Your paneer is ready.