Skim Milk


Skim milk is a dairy product with an extremely low fat percentage. In some nations, skim milk is labeled as “fat free” milk, since many labeling laws allow foods with negligible fat contents to be labeled as “fat free”. Most grocery stores and dairies stock skim milk, along with low-fat and whole milk products. For people who are concerned about the amount of fat in their diets, skim milk is an excellent alternative to whole milk, although some individuals do not enjoy the flavor.

Skim milk is a pasteurized milk with an extremely low fat content, you cannot make skim milk at home.


Other names: Skimmed Milk (United Kingdom) Non-fat milk, milk
Translations: Vājpiena, Nugriebto pieno, Lapte degresat, Obrano mlijeko, Sưa đả mất chất kem, Mleka odtłuszczonego, Taptemelk, मलाई निकाला दूध, O leite desnatado, Снятое молоко, Αποβουτυρωμένο γάλα, حليب مقشود, 탈지 우유, Sbírané mléko, Обрано млеко, Sinagap na gatas, 脱脂牛奶, La llet descremada, Posneto mleko, Zberané mlieko, Latte scremato, חלב רזה, SKUMMJÖLK, Susu tanpa rum, 脱脂乳, Lait écrémé, Skummetmælk, Skummet melk, La leche descremada, Зняте молоко, Rasvaton maito, Обезмаслено мляко

Physical Description

Like other types of milk, it is a white liquid.

Colors: white to cream

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Bland, neutral
Mouthfeel: Light
Food complements: Cheese, Soup, Poultry, Red and white meat, Vegetables, Desserts
Beverage complements: Milk shakes, Chocolates
Substitutes: Whole milk, Low-fat milk, Coconut milk, Soy milk, Cream

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Before you buy skim milk, check the expiration date (located in front of the packaging).
Buying: You can buy skim milk at the local grocery store and in some corner stores.
Procuring: Not Applicable

Preparation and Use


Cleaning: N/A

Conserving and Storing

Refrigerate milk as soon as you get it home from the store. Milk readily absorbs flavors so always close milk cartons or other containers tightly. The storage life of milk is reduced greatly when allowed to sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes or more, as it would if put in a pitcher for serving. Rather than returning such milk to its original carton, cover the pitcher with plastic wrap, refrigerate and use that milk within 2 days.

Clear glass or plastic are not a good option since milk reacts to light.



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