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Old 03-02-2010, 08:38 PM
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I was wondering about the shelf life of UHT milk. Can it be kept past the expiration date? I assume it is like canned goods but I have never tried keeping it for long periods. What is the longest you have kept this type of milk in storage?
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The Parmalat brand lists 6 months as the shelf life. I've kept it eight and it was okay. It's the only milk I use now and keep it rotated. Do have some powdered milk in the LTS stocks for longer storage times without rotating.
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I was wondering about the shelf life of UHT milk. Can it be kept past the expiration date? I assume it is like canned goods but I have never tried keeping it for long periods. What is the longest you have kept this type of milk in storage?
I have had UHT milk 2 YEARS beyond expiration date that was fine!!!

I was absolutely shocked that it was still ok, i thought i was going to be opening up a smelly mess.

Milk you can smell/tell if it has gone bad pretty easily.

Like all food things though, its going to be very temperature dependant.
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It lasts long time, not like twinkies but tastes good with them. Have not had 2 year old UHT milk. Yummy looking forward to that day!
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Excuse me, but what is UHT milk? I've used the non-instant dry powdered milk that is over 3 years old and still as good as day 1.
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UHT is milk processed at Ultra High Temperatures.

It is sold under various brands, the most popular being "Parmalat"

http://www.foodsci.uoguelph.ca/dairyedu/uht.html
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UHT milk bad? how can you tell, lol. far too many days spent in the USN for me to ever drink that stuff again.
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I used to drink the chocolate type when working at the school. Not bad at all.
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UHT milk bad? how can you tell, lol. far too many days spent in the USN for me to ever drink that stuff again.
lol I hear you there, its definitely not as good as the fresh stuff :P

There is UHT milk and UHT milk though, some is better than others
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I grew up on milk fresh from the cow. The Parmalat whole milk I'm getting is excellent tasting to me.
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I love drinking milk, and UHT milk taste just fine to me. Some brands are definitely better than others.

My wife doesn't drink milk and I was always running into the issue of fresh milk spoiling in the refrigerator, as I couldn't drink it all by myself. Now I only buy UHT milk.

For those living in Europe, I suggest the Arla Whole Milk -- sold in 1 liter boxes. It tastes great and stores very well.
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Drank H-Milch in Germany, only when I was desperate. I keep some on the shelves for the rest of the family. I can't drink milk anymore, so it's irrelevant to me anyway :-(
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