What to do with Sour Milk

         As a mom of three, it seems we always have four 4L jugs of milk crammed in the fridge. Half of the milk consumed by my youngest who is big on bottles.
Milk getting sour is inevitable. It doesn’t happen regularly, but with the summer heat, and camping, and lets face it- sometimes I buy without checking the expiry date. Milk goes. Sometimes in large amounts.
I hate waste and so am always on a search for good recipes that use up the milk.
This morning, as I decided today was the day I would make my eldest his beloved breakfast; pancakes. I came across this fantastic sour milk recipe.

Sour Milk Pancakes
By Darlene Bochman

4 c soured (curdled) milk
1 tsp baking soda
4 eggs
3/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp melted butter
3 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar

In a large mixing bowl add the sour milk and soda. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
Mix all the remaining ingredients with the sour milk and soda mixture. Beat with a mixer until smooth.
Pour batter into a greased hot skillet. Flip over when browned.


Since I inherited my moms knack for never following recipes exactly, I opted to use 2 cups of Whole wheat flour and the rest white.  I left my melted 2Tbs of butter in the microwave while I chased my baby off a stool by the stove- and promptly forgot to add it. And I dropped blueberries onto the sizzling batter to appeal to my children’s need for “Special Pancakes”.
They were amazing. Not dense but airy and yum (we don’t say yummy… started off as my cool slang and now the kids are confused and only say yum, “this is so YUM!”).
Apparently a really special breakfast is Ice Cream, but besides my 3-year-olds idea of breakfast- this was a big hit.
I kept this milk for quite a while. Note the expiry date:

July 12

It was chunky.
That’s why this recipe is so awesome- you can’t taste the sour milk at all:)
Enjoy your hot summer, and don’t throw out your milk.

One thought on “What to do with Sour Milk

  1. von, love your sour milk story,as my momtaught me that years ago,my grand kids never know what makes their waffles soooo fluffy!
    And as far as angels go,well lm with you on that…..xxooM

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