Milk Storage + Handling: milk storage, freezing milk, milk sell-by date, from Dairy Council of California

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Milk Storage + Handling

Milk is one of those nearly perfect foods: it's super nutritious, great for drinking and cooking, a good value for the money and usually on-hand when you need it. But you may have questions about storing and handling your milk, such as "Can I drink milk past its sell-by date?" and "Can I freeze milk to use at a later time?"

Dairy farmers go to great lengths to produce clean, fresh milk, but that doesn't mean it's not a delicate product. After some time, milk will go sour in the fridge, leaving us with a dry bowl of cereal or an un-dunked cookie. Read on for ways to keep milk fresh longer and extend the shelf-life past the milk sell-by date, if needed.

Can I Freeze Milk?

Many people ask if you can freeze milk. Yes, you can freeze milk! Read this article to learn everything you need to know to freeze and thaw milk.

Can You Drink Milk Past Its Sell-by Date?

Is that date on my milk carton an expiration date? Is it ok to drink milk past that date?

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