By Tom Don

Milk is considered a necessary product in many households around the world. But it is a bitter fact that milk has a very short shelf life and spoils quickly, as compared to other food products or beverages. The most important thing to remember when storing milk is keeping it at the optimal temperature: 37 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if summer is approaching and you are worried about your milk spoiling, these tips should be of great help to you.

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Increase milk life by storing it at the right temperature.

Increasing Life by Boiling

Step 1

Pour the milk into a clean pot.

Step 2

Heat the pot over high heat until the milk boils.

Step 3

Cover the milk pot while it cools.

Step 4

Refrigerate the milk pot for a few hours. Doing so will remove the smell from milk, kill microorganisms to pasteurize it and increase its life by at least two days.

Increasing Life by Adding Baking Soda

Step 1

Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to the milk pot.

Step 2

Heat the pot over high heat until the milk boils.

Step 3

Refrigerate the milk or keep it at room temperature. The baking soda will prevent it from spoiling for a long time, even if kept outside the refrigerator.