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What percent milk do you like/use?

by Jeff B » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:51 am

I think I asked this question years ago on the Friends & Fun Forum. Yet this is probably the best place for it.

I use anywhere from 1% to 2% for cereal (my main use for milk). I find whole milk a bit too rich yet skim milk is too...watery. There's nothing like a nice bowl of cereal with that dash of cream.

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by Shlomo R » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:43 pm

Big fan of cheese, but I do not consume milk otherwise. Oh, wait - some of my training supplement powders have whey protein isolate in them, too. :wink:
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by Howie Hart » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:53 pm

Most of the milk I consume is put in my coffee, so I buy fresh whole milk in glass bottles from the local dairy.
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by Carl Eppig » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:24 pm

The only milk we keep in the fridge are Chocolate for my coffee, and Goat for true love and cooking. Both full power.
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by Ian Sutton » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:43 pm

Been enjoying some full fat, unpasteurised (and un 'homogenised') milk from a local dairy. It is just how milk was when I was young and is a revelation with cappuccino / caffe machiato. Tasting semi-skimmed milk drinks in comparison shows them to be thin and insipid.
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Re: What percent milk do you like/use?

by Robin Garr » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:44 pm

Rarely. I generally keep a few long-shelf-life BHT whole milk mini-packages around for cooking applications, and sometimes heavy cream, also for cooking; but neither Mary nor I cares to drink the stuff, and I actually prefer soy lattes. We're not vegan, and I don't have any particular scruples against milk, but it packs an awful lot of fat calories and doesn't really appeal to me, particularly not as a beverage. :mrgreen:
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by Karen/NoCA » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:23 pm

Neither one of us drink milk, but do use it on our cereal. I use 1 to 2 % milk depending on what I may be cooking that calls for milk. I only buy whole milk when two of our grandchildren come to stay for a week in the summer. The boy has a hard time keeping on weight, so when he and his sister are here, I buy whole milk.
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Re: What percent milk do you like/use?

by Mike Filigenzi » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:00 pm

I rarely drink milk. My wife, though, is a big fan. Our fridge always has the following in it:

- A half gallon of skim, for drinking out of the glass
- A half gallon of 1%, for cereal
- A quart of half-and-half, for coffee
- A pint or two of heavy cream, for baking

Occasionally, you'll see buttermilk, whole milk, or manufacturer's cream in there as well.
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Re: What percent milk do you like/use?

by Robin Garr » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:59 pm

Mike Filigenzi wrote:manufacturer's cream

Okay, I'll bite. What's that?
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Re: What percent milk do you like/use?

by Mike Filigenzi » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:28 am

Robin Garr wrote:
Mike Filigenzi wrote:manufacturer's cream

Okay, I'll bite. What's that?


It's an extra-fatty cream that the market around the corner carries once in a while. (I think it may be known by other names as well.) My wife uses it for making desserts when she can get it.
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Re: What percent milk do you like/use?

by Jon Peterson » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:26 am

We use skim milk for just about everything except coffee, then I use half & half. Once in a while we have a quart of buttermilk or whole milk for cooking purposes. As an aside: When I am talking to customers who do not understand the concept of a light/medium/full bodied wine, I use the analogy of skim milk, regular milk and cream and it works wonderfully.
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Re: What percent milk do you like/use?

by Susan B » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:50 pm

Milk in our house is for cereal, cooking and our cat. (Yes, I know it is not recommended, but she demands it.) So we keep quart of non-fat and a pint of cream. I can pretty much mix whatever I need in a recipe. The only other participant would be buttermilk for recipes, but not very often.
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Re: What percent milk do you like/use?

by Jenise » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:22 pm

I don't drink milk, but Bob enjoys a glass and 2% is always on hand for him. We do enjoy cappucinos, though, and there we prefer non-fat and that's not conscientiousness talking--it just tastes better, anything more is too rich.
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Re: What percent milk do you like/use?

by Mike Filigenzi » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:12 pm

Jenise wrote:I don't drink milk, but Bob enjoys a glass and 2% is always on hand for him. We do enjoy cappucinos, though, and there we prefer non-fat and that's not conscientiousness talking--it just tastes better, anything more is too rich.



And skim has the added benefit of giving a much thicker foam than whole milk.
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Re: What percent milk do you like/use?

by Jenise » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:39 pm

Mike Filigenzi wrote:
Jenise wrote:I don't drink milk, but Bob enjoys a glass and 2% is always on hand for him. We do enjoy cappucinos, though, and there we prefer non-fat and that's not conscientiousness talking--it just tastes better, anything more is too rich.


And skim has the added benefit of giving a much thicker foam than whole milk.


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Re: What percent milk do you like/use?

by Christina Georgina » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:46 pm

This Wisconsin household of 2 has a gallon of whole, a gallon of skim, a quart of half and half and a quart of cream at all times. Real buttermilk for baking when called for but more often, in a pinch, sour the whole milk with lemon juice to substitute [never satisfied with the result though ]
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