How To Get The Most From One Gallon Of Milk

| 4/18/2016 12:56:00 PM

Tags: raw milk, butter, kefir, yogurt, Kansas, Christine Nelson, Nelsons Edible Acres,

Christine NelsonRaw milk is so magical. Not just because it tastes fantastic, but because you can turn it into so many things. Kefir, buttermilk, yogurt, butter, cream cheese, whey for fermenting foods, the possibilities are endless.

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love to stretch a dollar. The one thing I’m determined not to cheapen is food. Food is so important because it lays out the foundation for the rest of our lives and our health. If we strive to get the cheapest food out there we will suffer in our health, and to me it’s not worth the trade-off.

I’d much rather splurge on nutrient-dense food than pay for doctor’s visits. And thus far, we’ve been doing just that.


We’ve been purchasing fresh milk from Jersey cows for about five years now. If you are familiar with Jersey milk then you know the cream separates beautifully and there’s really nothing like it.

Here are a few tips on how to get the most from one gallon of milk. You can apply these same principles to any amount of milk you are buying locally.

5/16/2016 1:38:48 PM

Great suggestions. I've had really good luck making butter in my food processor. It takes about 30 seconds flat out. The work is in paddling it and getting all the buttermilk out so it won't go rancid. Unless, of course, you are going to eat it all up real fast and that has been known to happen around our house! Homemade butter is fantastic.

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