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Cleaning jewelery to making paneer: 6 creative ways to make use of spoiled milk

Turn the tables on spoiled milk by embracing these 6 ingenious solutions. From culinary delights to gardening benefits, these resourceful ideas empower you to transform something discarded into something valuable.   --by Leona Merlin Antony

Cleaning jewelery to making paneer: 6 creative ways to make use of spoiled milk LMA
First Published Aug 19, 2023, 6:03 PM IST

Don't let spoiled milk go to waste! Discover innovative ways to repurpose and salvage milk that's past its prime. From cooking hacks to DIY solutions, explore 6 creative ways to make the most out of spoiled milk and contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. Find resourceful ideas that turn a potential waste into something valuable.

1. Limescale Deposits

To remove limescale deposits using spoiled milk, simply soak the affected area in the milk for a few hours or overnight. The natural acids and enzymes in the milk will help break down the limescale buildup. After soaking, scrub the area gently with a soft brush or cloth to remove the loosened deposits, revealing a cleaner surface.

2. Mice Prevention

To deter mice from using spoiled milk, soak cotton balls or cloth pieces in the milk and place them in areas where mice are active. The sour smell of spoiled milk can act as a repellent, discouraging mice from entering your space. Replace the soaked items regularly to maintain the repellent effect.

3. Cleaning Jewellry

To clean jewellery using spoiled milk, soak the jewellery pieces in the milk for a few hours. The natural acids in the milk can help break down dirt and grime on the surface of the jewellery. After soaking, gently scrub the jewellery with a soft brush or cloth and rinse thoroughly with water to reveal a refreshed and clean shine.

4. Scrambled Eggs

To make scrambled eggs with spoiled milk, whisk the spoiled milk to ensure it's well-mixed. In a bowl, beat eggs and add a splash of the spoiled milk. Season with salt and pepper. Cook the egg mixture in a non-stick pan over low heat, stirring constantly until the eggs are cooked to your desired consistency. The spoiled milk adds a tangy flavor and creaminess to the scrambled eggs.

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5. Gardening

To use spoiled milk in gardening, dilute it with water in a 1:1 ratio and use it as a natural fertilizer. The nutrients and beneficial bacteria in the milk can enrich the soil and promote plant growth. Apply the diluted spoiled milk to your garden soil or use it as a foliar spray for your plants.

6. Making Paneer

Do this after making sure of the safety of spoiled milk. Line a sieve or colander with a muslin cloth or cheesecloth. Pour the curdled mixture through the cloth to separate the curds from the whey. Rinse the curds under cold water, gather the cloth's edges, and gently squeeze out excess moisture. Shape the paneer into a block, and it's ready to use.

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