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Old 05-23-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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So, I recently dove into the world of almond milk mainly for two reasons:

1) Cow milk isn't always the most agreeable with me.
2) I noticed it had a much longer best by date than cow milk.

I don't drink a lot of milk so I thought this would be the perfect alternative for me. I thought I would only need to buy a small carton every month or two.

However, I didn't realize, once opened, almond milk goes bad almost as quickly as cow milk. Anyone have suggestions on alternatives to almond milk that would last a bit longer once opened?
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Almond milk comes in pretty small containers. How long does it take for you to finish one? Small carton every two months? I assume, you only use a table spoon or two for your coffee...
Maybe you need to buy smaller, 8 oz containers? Unopened they should last longer.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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Yeah, I only use a small amount in cereal every now and then. I found the answer to my original question here:

Milk Alternatives - How Long Does Soy Milk Last? Shelf Life Expiration

Those small packs might be perfect though elnina. Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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Opened will last only 7-10 days. Still too short for you to finish without wasting...

I wonder if there is any UHT alternative milk.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:33 PM
 
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When the right food processor, you could keep almonds on hand and make up your own as needed. More hassle but no waste and it definitely tastes better.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I only buy organic milk. I don't know why but it last 3x longer than regular milk. I have bought it with an expiration date a month away.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:59 PM
 
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Buy the small individual drink sized containers if you really drink that little. They cost more but if you're throwing unused milk out anyway it probably comes out a wash in the end.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:01 PM
 
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I only buy organic milk. I don't know why but it last 3x longer than regular milk. I have bought it with an expiration date a month away.
Some organic milk is UHT (Ultra High Temperature Processed) so that it lasts longer on the shelves. The organic milk I buy isn't even homogenized (love the cream on top, yummmm) and it doesn't last any longer than your non-organic milk.

UHT processing kills off a lot of the beneficial goodness found in milk but it's handy to have if you don't drink a lot of milk.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:05 PM
 
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Lactose free milk lasts quite a bit longer than regular milk and might not bother you like regular dairy milk.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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Some organic milk is UHT (Ultra High Temperature Processed) so that it lasts longer on the shelves. The organic milk I buy isn't even homogenized (love the cream on top, yummmm) and it doesn't last any longer than your non-organic milk.

UHT processing kills off a lot of the beneficial goodness found in milk but it's handy to have if you don't drink a lot of milk.
This is true. Ultra pasteurized milk is so dead that you can't even make yogurt out of it, home made or commercial!
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