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#1 Old 04-15-2012, 06:06 PM
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I usually have oatmeal during the week, which I make with water, but on the weekends I like some Kashi cereal or Kix with some soy milk. However, that means that I end up usually with more than half a carton of unused, spoiled soymilk, because I don't use it up quickly enough. Is there any certain type of soy/nut/rice milk, etc., that lasts longer than a week?
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#2 Old 04-15-2012, 06:15 PM
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The milk I buy usually lasts close to a month. I usually switch between soy, and almond. I don't see a difference in brands. Maybe when you buy it, dig to the newer cartons at the back of the fridge, your store probably just doesn't sell them fast enough. Or you could buy smaller cartons.
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I use almond breeze and it lasts well beyond the "use within" time frame specified.
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#4 Old 04-15-2012, 06:26 PM
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My almond milk seems to NEVER go bad.
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I would recommend getting individual cartons of soymilk - more packaging, but less waste if you can't drink it in time. Another option would be to make milk from scratch, just as much as you'll use -- easy ones to make are almond milk or oat milk if you have a decent blender or food processor.
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It's easy to make small batches of milk from almonds, cashews or oats (soak, blend well in a processor, strain the pulp). In the case of oat milk, it is also extremely cheap. Then you could make up just enough for the weekend and not have to worry about stretching it out.

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We use soymilk powder. Just shake it into a jar with water. The kind we get out of the bulk bins tastes nicer than rice milk anyway, and it's cheap.

It doesn't last that long but you can just make how much you want.
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It's easy to make small batches of milk from almonds, cashews or oats (soak, blend well in a processor, strain the pulp). In the case of oat milk, it is also extremely cheap. Then you could make up just enough for the weekend and not have to worry about stretching it out.

Hmmm...I think I want to try and make oat milk!
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The milk I buy usually lasts close to a month.

Yeah, I've only had my soymilk go bad once, and that was went I went away on vacation. It lasts much longer than dairy milk (except for the organic varieties which are often heated to higher temperatures).
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I buy a litre carton of either oat or soya milk. I use it for breakfast for oats and for smoothies.

If I have some letover I just freeze it and whizz it up for making smoothies. It has exactly the same texture and taste.
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I find a half-gallon carton of soymilk last for weeks in my fridge. You could consider pouring half of it into a secondary container and freezing it though, and just thaw it out when you are done with what's in the fridge.
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I buy 365 almond milk and it says use within 7 days after opening, but I never throw it out....
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Fill leftovers in plasticbags that "makes" ice-cubes. And then you can use it in soups and other warm meals. You can also do that with leftover of wine.
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I never have soy/almond milks go bad but I also use them well within the 7-10 day range.

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I would recommend getting individual cartons of soymilk - more packaging, but less waste if you can't drink it in time.

I would suggest this as well or get a quart of soymilk instead of a full half gallon.
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My almond milk seems to NEVER go bad.

Ive only just started drinking almond milk, since a brand here has just started making it cheap. I'd had a carton in the fridge for 2 weeks and just tipped it - it looked and smelt fine but since the box said use within 5 days i figured no way itd be ok. Maybe next time I wont tip it!

I have the same problem though, I dont drink enough "milk" (I never liked milk as an omni, so its not something I needed to replace in my diet) and loathe opening a carton to do some cooking or to make hot chocolate and then have loads left which does indeed go off. My solution is mini cartons! Theyre meant to be lunch box sized, but I find they are just over a cup which is perfect. I can only find Kara coconut milk in that size, but I prefer it to soy anyway. It costs more to purchase, but obviously not in the long run as theres no waste product.
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I use almond breeze and it lasts well beyond the "use within" time frame specified.

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My almond milk seems to NEVER go bad.

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I buy 365 almond milk and it says use within 7 days after opening, but I never throw it out....


Wow really.....mine always gets thick and gross and I wont drink it like that and I never drink it past the seven days but thats just me cause I have severe allergies....lol.....people always poke fun at me for watching dates soooo close but thats just me......

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#17 Old 05-01-2012, 03:34 PM
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I use almond milk and it stays good for 2+ weeks. It says to use within a week, but we have kept it much longer than that. We just use it till it runs out.
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