Make a Gallon of Milk Last Longer

The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Brenda:

We buy whole milk for the kids. However, my husband and I do not need all the fat content from whole milk. So, when my husband and I are drinking milk we start with half a glass of milk and then add water to the rest of the glass. This thins the milk, eliminates some calories, and saves money! It still tastes great!!

It's a win-win for the whole family: the kids are getting the nutrition they need, and we are stretching our dollar and our milk!

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Brenda, you may have suggested something to help my family's strife over my purchase of Skim Milk. Hubby and the boys like Whole Milk but I can't stand the taste. I don't drink a lot of milk so I would totally do this just for the taste and only purchase one type of milk!

How do you stretch the milk in your family?

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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on July 30, 2011

6 Comments

  • Ruthie - July 30, 2011 @ 1:16 pm
    1

    We eat a lot of scrambled eggs at my house and have found that water works just as good (maybe even better than) milk. We buy the raw milk at $7 a gallon so every bit of saving helps!!

  • vicki - July 31, 2011 @ 12:54 pm
    2

    To stretch milk out i take a gallon of milk and a saved empty milk gallon jug and pour 1/3 of the milk into empty jug then add powder milk mixed up to it for drinking this does not leave the powder milk taste in your mouth then the gallon i put the 1/3 in i add that much instant milk to and use this for cereal , baking, or gravys. Also just to note here i think mixing powder milk and useing for gravy makes a better gravy than regular milk and taste great too.

  • shari robbins - August 03, 2011 @ 7:39 am
    3

    I am here at the sight but I do not see the savings tip that I submitted about 8 days ago.

    • Savings Lifestyle: Andrea - August 03, 2011 @ 11:10 am
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      Shari, I am working through getting each tip posted. That’s my goal for today – to get a lot of them scheduled to post!! Don’t worry, it will be posted. There are just a LOT that I have to get scheduled since this has become popular!

  • Sarah - August 05, 2011 @ 2:28 pm
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    I am a little hesitant to try this, just not so sure about watered-down milk. But since whole milk costs the same as skim, this can potentially cut your weekly milk expenses down by 50%! Since we go thru 2 gallons of skim milk per week, I think I will have to give it a try.

    • Holly - June 19, 2012 @ 7:50 am
      4.1

      We are trying this and we have saved so much. My children can’t tell the difference.

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