24 Recipes to Finish a Gallon of Milk Gallery
24 Recipes to Finish a Gallon of Milk Gallery
The taste of soured, mouth-puckering, milk isn’t easily forgotten. Somehow that last bit of milk in the gallon never seems to have a long enough shelf life to finish. To keep your milk from spoiling, we have rounded up 24 recipes that will keep you using milk for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until the last drop is poured.
Instead of pouring money and nutrients down the drain, check out these recipes that include everything from healthy yogurt to hearty lasagna so you don’t find yourself on the wrong end of a glass of spoiled milk.
In addition to being a nutritious food, milk is used in so many different recipes that if you plan your meals, it shouldn’t be hard to finish off a gallon a week cooking for a hungry family. Use milk to DIY your own yogurt and ricotta cheese from scratch for a fun kitchen project. Additionally, you can use your extra milk for make-ahead lasagna casseroles with a creamy béchamel sauce, meal prep breakfast with overnight oats or chia pudding, or fiber-rich oatmeal pancakes for a weekend brunch.
For more delicious ways to finish off a gallon of milk, check out these 24 recipes that are sure to keep you cooking from breakfast through dinner.
1-Minute Sausage and Cheese Omelette
Apple Berry Baked Oatmeal
A double dose of vanilla — in both the yogurt and vanilla extract — makes this easy, baked breakfast dish irresistibly rich and fragrant. Serve at brunch, or cut into slices and pack for breakfast, to eat warm or cold. If you prefer, use other frozen fruit like sliced peaches or pitted cherries instead of berries. — Whole Foods Market
Authentic Scottish Porridge
The Scots have been enjoying their porridge for centuries, and rightly so. Made from oats, which are one of the few grains that grow well in Scotland's climate, Scottish porridge is tasty and nutritious, and it's also packed full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. As part of a healthy diet, it's a great way to help reduce cholesterol, and the slow-release carbs mean it keeps you full (and full of energy) until lunchtime. —Scottish At Heart
Banana Tapioca Pudding
This tapioca pudding is flavored with ripe bananas to create a sort of hybrid banana pudding-tapioca pudding dish. The lime zest adds just a hint of tropical flavor. This pudding is easy to make for a quick dessert or midday sweet snack.
Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese
The barbecue chicken gives this mac and cheese recipe that boost of protein needed to make it a nutritious and filling meal. You can make it ahead and heat it up in the microwave just before enjoying.
Breakfast Poppers with Grits and Bacon
Kick brunch up a notch with these poppable party foods. You’ll love the crunch of the breaded exterior and rejoice at the creamy, bacon-filled centers. These are great to pass around to get your guests excited for the brunch ahead. — Lauren Gordon
Butterscotch Panna Cotta
Milk is an ingredient I’m constantly working with. I’m often creating new recipes with it such as poached fish and variations of Jell-O. This panna cotta recipe is one of my favorite recipes using the ingredient. —David Burke
Chia Cornbread Muffins
These corn muffins are packed with healthy grains, including whole wheat flour and chia seeds, making them a not-so-bad midday snack or side dish with dinner.
Corn Husk Meringue and Corn Mousse
This unusual dessert uses corn husks in two ways: in a smooth subtle corn flavored mousse and a crunchy meringue.
Custard Cream Pie
Easy Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Minimally pasteurized milk works better than the ultra-pasteurized brands at producing robust curds. Being the locavore that I am, I chose Hudson Valley Ronnybrook Farms milk for its extra creamy cow-to- table freshness and grass-fed flavor. — Lighthearted Locavore
Easy Overnight Tortilla Strata
Turn milk, eggs, cheese, and tortilla chips into a delightful make-ahead brunch casserole with this recipe that will leave you more time to mingle with your guests.
This version of the classic Italian-American dish, fettuccine alfredo, is significantly lighter than the original, but you'd never know by tasting it. The key to this recipe is cooking the pasta risotto-style, which coaxes the starch out of the fettuccine to create the rich and creamy basis for the sauce. After the pasta is done cooking, a touch of milk (or light cream) and a sprinkle of cheese are the finishing touches for this endlessly comforting dish. — Molly Aronica
French Toast with Orange Yogurt
This French toast recipe is a brunch favorite at NOPI in London. Yotam Ottolenghi uses a simple combination of milk and eggs for dipping his bread, but tops the finished French toast with a creamy, tart Greek yogurt sweetened with orange juice.
New Orleans-Style Barbecue Shrimp with Cheese and Bacon Grits
The grits in this rendition of the classic Southern staple, shrimp and grits, are cooked in a blend of milk and chicken stock giving them a creamy texture and lots of flavor.
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Oatmeal Almond Pancakes
Fizzled out on the same old flapjacks? These incredibly light-tasting and satisfying oatmeal-almond pancakes will turn breakfast from black and white into full color. To make these pancakes gluten-free, sub in almond flour for the all-purpose flour. — California Almonds
Pumpkin Rice Pudding and Walnuts
This pumpkin spice rice pudding is made with whole milk and Arborio rice. The starches from the rice make the pudding exceptionally creamy.
Slow-Cooker Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake
We love homemade desserts, but they usually take so much time and effort to make. This dessert only uses a few ingredients to make a deliciously moist pudding cake.
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
This decadent milkshake is one delicious way to use up the remaining milk in that gallon jug. The milkshake is topped with torched marshmallows for an impressive presentation.
This two-ingredient yogurt recipe makes a cooling sauce that is perfect to serve with spicy meat dishes, mixed into marinades, or topped with fruit for breakfast. You can even use homemade yogurt to make delicious and healthy smoothies that taste like dessert. The possibilities are simply endless!