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Make Whole Milk from Skim

You have skim milk. You like 1%, 2%, or whole milk. What can you do?

From Epicurious:

Start with the cream or half-and-half (pick one) in a measuring cup. Top with skim milk to 1 cup.

To getAdd this much heavy creamAdd this much half & half
1% Milk 1.5t 2T
2% Milk 1T 3T
Whole milk 2T 4T
light cream 9T

Where 1.5t means 1 1/2 teaspoons, 2T means 2 tablespoons

Making Buttermilk

From Thought Company

You have regular milk and you want to have buttermilk for baking. Buttermilk is more acidic than regular milk, so it reacts with baking soda or baking power, releasing carbon dioxide bubbles.
You can use any kind of milk, whole, 25, 1%, or skim.

How do to this choose one:

  • Pour 1T lemon juice into measuring cup, add milk to reach 1 cup mark. Let it sit at room temp for 5-10 minutes
  • Pour 1T of while vinegar into measuring cup, add milk to reach the 1 cup mark. Let sit for 5 minutes, stir and use.

There are other ways on the linked Thought Company page including using yogurt, sour cream, and cream of tartar.

Substitute skim for whole milk in recipes

From Live Strong, skim milk can serve as a whole-milk substitute in baking recipes. You can substitute 1 cup of whole milk by 1 cup skim milk plus 1T liquid vegetable oil in recipes.

foodannoyances.txt · Last modified: 2021.12.22 13:51 (external edit)