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Won't go sour for 10 days: what ingredient to add to milk to prolong its shelf life

Tetiana KoziukFood
What to add to milk to prevent it from turning sour. Source: Pixabay

It's no secret that home milk is much healthier than purchased milk. But there is one caveat: it can be stored in an open container for no more than three days. To prevent it from turning sour so quickly, it is advised to add one simple ingredient.

The FoodOboz editorial team has gathered information and will tell you what ingredient to add to milk to make it last longer.

What to add to milk to prevent it from turning sour

Experienced housewives assure us that you don't have to boil or freeze milk to make it last longer. It is enough to add a little ordinary table salt to the drink.

Why add salt to milk

In this case, table salt acts as a natural preservative that prevents the growth of bacteria. Thanks to it, the milk not go sour for 7 to 10 days. It's worth noting that the ingredient is not noticeable in the taste at all.

To make milk last longer, salt is added to the drink

How to add salt to milk correctly

Just one pinch of salt is enough for this method. After you add the ingredient to the drink, shake the container and then put it in the refrigerator.

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