Box milk is not something you with likely think of as a pantry item, however, it is an excellent pantry item. Box milk is healthy, wholesome, and keeps for months at room temperature within the ‘Best Used By’ date. Additionally, keeping a supply of properly maintained box milk in your pantry will reduce the need to make trips to the grocery store to replace refrigerator milk.
How to Use Box Milk
Box milk can be used for numerous purposes in the home and in the kitchen. Not only can you drink it, put it on your cereal, and use it in your cooking, but we also use it to make homemade yogurt and certain types of gelatins.
Storage of Box Milk
Storage Unopened In the pantry
You do need to be sure that you apply the FIFO stock rotation rules to ensure that your box note use used the force boils to prevent waste. Also, inspecting your boxes of milk helps you keep an eye on it to ensure you are using it in a timely manner. Additionally, wherever you choose to store your box milk (e.g. kitchen pantry, root cellar, kitchen cabinet) a consistent moderate should be maintained, otherwise, the milk’s shelf life may become compromised. This is especially true of freezing and frequent large temperature changes.
Once opened in the refrigerator
Once opened box milk should be stored in the refrigerator at around 33 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit. The milk should be consumed within about 3 to 5 days from the date it was opened.
How long does unopened box milk last
Shelf life can vary depending upon many factors, such as, from production date to time of purchase. Box milk, if properly cared for can be safely stored for several months. Basically, I would use the ‘Best Used By’ date and apply the FIFO rules based on the ‘Best Used By’ date, not the date of purchase.