Where Does The Term Skimmed Milk Come From?
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When I started to drink raw milk I learned where the term skimmed milk came from. It is when all the cream is skimmed off the top of the milk! How do you skim the milk? I’ll let you know. When I get my milk, it comes in a 1/2 gallon canning jar with a plastic lid. The cream separates from the milk and sits on top nicely. When taking the cream off the top, it is good to have a small ladle to scoop it out. And when scooping, make sure to not dip down into the milk. Just scoop out the cream on top. When I take the cream out, I make sure to leave a little bit on top so that I have some that I can shake into my milk when I go to drink it. I don’t have a ladle at home, so I use a measuring cup (1/4 cup). After I get the cream down a little ways I stick an empty bottle in there and push it down to fill it up with cream. This makes the process much faster! I like a plastic bottle because it is lighter and I don’t drop it as easy. Glass bottles work, but I’ve dropped them before.
A Cream Separator?
I have heard there are easier ways to do this if this is something you end up doing weekly and scooping out many jars. There is a cream separator! Just pour in all of the milk and the cream gets separated from the cream! This is the next toy I want to save up for and buy. I get raw milk weekly and it would save a lot of time for me to just pour the milk into the separator instead of pulling it out by hand each week. And more time I can spend with my kids! That is always my goal.
What can be made?
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