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07-20-2008, 11:07 PM
Have any of you milk-makers found good containers for storing your milk for the day, say in 1-2 quarts? I recently got a Soybella and have been making almond milk and putting it in Mason quart jars. But it's so hard to pour into cups for the kids without making a mess. I'd rather not do plastic either if possible.
Just wondering if someone has a good solution. Ideal would be an old-fashioned milk bottle but it would have to have a lid...then my husband would be more likely to use it too since it would look more normal :-)
07-21-2008, 05:16 AM
Whole Foods Market sells a brand of milk in old fashioned glass jars with plastic lids. The brand is called Straus Organics. They also have adorable little creamer bottles...short, squat 2ish pint sized old school milk bottles. I freeze nut milk into smaller portions so I don't waste as much. When I'm ready to use it, I thaw and store it in the little creamer bottles. If you don't have a Whole Foods close to you, I'd be more than happy to send you a couple of bottles. My husband drinks the milk and creamer.
07-21-2008, 05:32 AM
I use glass milk bottles that I've saved, love them. You could use qt. sized mason jars too.
07-21-2008, 06:36 AM
I really like that idea of getting an old fashioned milk bottle to store my blended coconut juice & pulp in. I'm going to look at some antique shops and see if I can find one. thanks :)
07-21-2008, 08:52 AM
Bed Bath & Beyond has wonderful glass jugs, they look like 1940's vintage ones. The glass is ribbed, they're rectangular, have a handle and a cap that turns to make pouring easier. I got two of them and love them, esp for nut milks.
07-21-2008, 10:04 PM
Thank you all so much!
I have both a Whole Foods and a Bed, Bath , and Beyond so I will check them out. Dakinimind - you are a sweetie for offering them anyway.
Rawlinda_sue - I like the Soybella. It was $100 and free shipping. I have been making almond milk. With the addition of 1/4 tsp sea salt and 2 T sweetener (maple, sucanat, agave, etc) it's fantastic to me. I bought it mainly to get my kids off of soy milk, which they love. The 18 month old doesn't go for it raw. Since the back of the book has some Chinese recipes I decided one day to try the walnut/almond cooked milk on the kids. Still soaked the nuts but did the full 15 minute process. I think it's probably creamier but that he'll drink :-( oh well, it's maybe still better for him than soy? I just don't want the machine to be a waste and I personally don't really need "milk" but prefer to eat nuts/seeds and drink juices, smoothies. Before you buy, make sure you or the family really like raw milks by trying the blender/paint strainer bag version, which does the same thing but is a bit more work. Interestingly, I tried making soy milk for my son just to see if he liked it better and he did not. It smelled really beany, so Silk must be doing something special.
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