How long is Powder milk good for after it's mixed up?

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  1. Faithful One

    Faithful One Well-Known Member

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    After you mix up a pitcher of milk, how long does it last in the refrigerator?
     
  2. Windy in Kansas

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    A week is as long as I have kept it and it was fine.

    For use in recipes I just add the powder and add water with the rest of the liquid ingredients.
     

  3. designer

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    I don't think it last as long as regular milk. But you'll know when it turns, it will smell bad like regular milk does.
     
  4. NostalgicGranny

    NostalgicGranny Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I know it curdles just like regular milk only it is spongy looking. :)

    It was an experiment. A neighbor gave us a bunch of expired powdered milk and since the pigs love curdled milk I left it on the counter overnight to see if it would curdle.
     
  5. squeezinby

    squeezinby Well-Known Member

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    I've had some in the fridge as long as 2 1/2 weeks. And it got used up before it went bad. Hubby and I don't drink much milk.
    That is part of the reason I use the powdered milk. I can keep it on the shelf and make up what I need.
     
  6. horselogger

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    THe words good and powder milk should never be used inthe same sentence
     
  7. nancy237

    nancy237 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Money was tight when I grew up so my mom used to mix 1/2
    powdered milk to 1/2 whole milk and we grew up drinking that.
    It must have been alot cheaper.
    I could write a book about money saving things my parenst did
    but we never felt poor. I guess it helped that everyone at school
    was about as poor as I was. Rich kids went to their own school.
     
  8. texican

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    The 'whole' milk (dried), is tolerable, if you haven't eaten hot food in about a week. The only reason I'd ever use dried milk is if Armageddon arrived... and all the milk goats were gone...

    I wouldn't make more than I could use in a day.
     
  9. tiffnzacsmom

    tiffnzacsmom just me Supporter

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    My mother and my grandmother both only used powdered milk while we were growing up, I didn't have whole milk till I was 6 and in the first grade, spent the whole first week of schooling throwing up and no one knew why. One of the cafeteria ladies was a family friend and starting giving me the 2% till I got used to that. I hope to never have to give that to my kids as their only dairy though I do add it to mac and cheese or mashed potatos to up their nutrient values.