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Right now I have a gallon and a half of whole milk and will get another gallon and a half being delivered tomorrow. Any good ideas on how to use it up or recipes that call for alot of milk? I know you can freeze milk, but it's in glass bottles from the farm and they are filled to the top (and I'm afraid it would taste funny).

Maybe yogurt? I don't know, never made it before.

Any ideas would be great, thanks!

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My go-to recipe when I need to use up milk is rice pudding. Is it raw milk that you have or pasteurized? If raw you can let it sour - that's really tasty.
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i made a list the other day but can't find it.

Cream of soups, salmon stew
pot pies
pudding

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yum, thanks! I just couldn't think of anything!

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My sister would get tons of milk when she was on WIC and would make soft cheese. If it turns to buttermilk- pancakes, biscuits and corn bread pudding. Good luck.
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Right now I have a gallon and a half of whole milk and will get another gallon and a half being delivered tomorrow. Any good ideas on how to use it up or recipes that call for alot of milk? I know you can freeze milk, but it's in glass bottles from the farm and they are filled to the top (and I'm afraid it would taste funny).

Maybe yogurt? I don't know, never made it before.

Any ideas would be great, thanks!
I freeze milk in 1/2 gallon mason jars from the farm. What I do is pour off enough milk so that it's well below the "shoulder" of the bottle and then let it freeze with the lid off. Once it's frozen, I put the top on. The cream does rise to the top and it can be a little 'flaky' when it thaws if it's a milk that's higher in butterfat like 100% jersey milk (assuming that it's raw, non-homogenized milk), but I've had no problems with it dissolving once the milk is shaken a bit and it tastes fine. I have about 8 gallons of milk frozen right now.

Other things I've done is make cottage cheese and ice cream.
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Yes, I was going to suggest cheese (home made mozzarella--yum!), yogurt, and ICE CREAM!

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I second the idea for homemade cheese. I was surprised how easy it is to make. Once we had WAY too much milk from WIC, and I made cheese, it was very good.

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I've made a whole a gallon of milk into yogurt before in glass canning jars. I used the light in my oven & was monitoring the temp turing it on briefly if the temp got too low.

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