Use Your Surplus Milk for Homemade Dairy Products
Surplus milk in spring is great for homemade dairy products! Homesteaders with dairy animals know that it can be a bit overwhelming to use up milk before it sours. I no longer have goats, but I remember that lovely goat milk! I do find milk marked down for quick sale sometimes. When I do, I buy several gallons for making my own dairy products. Here’s how I use extra milk to make my own delicious cheese, yogurt, and other goodies!
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DIY Dairy Products
Make butter, buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt, quick and easy cheeses, egg nog, and much more from the extra milk in spring. Sour milk? No problem! I even have recipes and ideas for using up sour milk so it doesn’t go to waste. Here are links to my recipes for using your extra milk and sour milk for your own dairy products!
How to Make Raw Butter (or regular butter)
This next recipe might seem a bit out of season. But what better time of year to enjoy homemade egg nog than spring, when you have a surplus of milk and eggs from your farm?!
And this last recipe is from my new website, The New Homesteader’s Almanac…
I Love Making Homemade Dairy Products
My inner frugalista loves a good deal! So whenever I find milk that is maked down because it’s nearing the sell by date, I pick up as much as I can. It’s fun to use it for making these wonderful homemade dairy products.
Having a surplus of milk in spring really is a thing for dairy farmers (my family heritage) and homesteaders with a milk cow, dairy goats, or even dairy sheep. Some people feed the extra milk to their pigs or chickens because they have so much. But before you do that, try some of these ideas for homemade dairy products from your surplus milk. You’ll enjoy the goodies and you can still give the extra whey to the pigs if you can’t use it up in baked goods and such.
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The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.