Milk can go bad after the opening of the pack. Almond milk also goes bad after a certain period and not able to drink much longer. If we prepare it at home, we don’t need any refrigerator to preserve it because bacterial attachments will not occur. All types of almond milk must be refrigerated once the container has been open.
Some almond milk is available in sterile wrapping which is lined with carbon fiber & Oxygen to help prevent it from any decay & breakdown. Moreover, the packed milk goes through ‘UHT’ which, involves the heating and cooling method. Almond milk not goes bad quickly as compared to an ordinary cow’s milk.
How to Store Almond Milk?
For the storage of almond milk, we use some precautions to preserve dairy milk in our daily routine. The reason is that it is highly adapted and also contains vitamin C due to which you have to store it more precisely than the ordinary one. Storing milk is just like storing soybean milk and milk derived from oat grains.
Away from Heat
If the carton or pack is unsealed, put it in a cold, dry, and dark area. Also, put the milk in such a place where it does not get exposed to direct heat. In this way, it stays preserved for an extended period.
Place in refrigerator
When you buy it from any market, make sure that it must be kept safe in that place from where it comes. If you take it from a refrigerator, it should need a low temperature to preserve for a long time. If you open it once, then it should be kept in the refrigerator or fridge and sealed hard so that air does not come in and out from the carton.
Prevent from bacterial infection; one of the most fact to store it is to secure it from bacterial infection. If you used it for one time and not packed it tightly, that would be a great chance to creep bacteria inside the bottle that prevent it from bacterial infections.
Prevent in the cabinet
To prevent decomposition and further decaying, you should have to put it in the kitchen cabinet. Alternative milk should also be available in stores. It can be store in the refrigerator when opened or should be tightly packed after use and placed again in the refrigerator.
Almond milk has greater life than ordinary milk. Place it at a low temperature that helps it to keep fresh. On the other hand, you must store the unrefrigerated almond milk on your shelf table like coconut & dairy milk and it would be best if you store a sealed carton in a cold area.
Can you freeze almond milk?
To freeze almond milk is somehow not good because when you freeze some liquid, the its appearance will change. If you freeze almond milk, it will cause separation of milk, which gives an unpleasant appearance. When it gets frozen, the color & taste will also change.
However, many people use frozen almond milk for cooking and baking purposes. Freezing almond milk, a bottle can be challenge while using it. It can be stored in an airtight container for freezing. You can use a good blender or a robust gripping action, to bring the frozen almond milk back to its original state.
How Long Does Almond Milk Last?
The date mentioned on the label tells you that for how much time it will remain fresh. It is strictly mentioned on the label that it must be use within due dates. The sealed carton remains fresh or safe for 7 to 10 days.
Commercially another method is used to preserve it pasteurization. In this method the milk is heated at 280oC quickly after that cooled down that extends its shelf life. By doing, you will keep it for a long time.
The estimated life of home-made almond milk is 3-4 days. If you leave it at room temperature for 2-3 hours that would not be a big deal. However, keeping it at room temperature for longer hours. It is impossible to use it; however, it’s better to throw it out rather than using it.
How to tell if almond milk is bad?
As with so many milk products, determine how almond milk gets spoiled. It is recognized by using your sense. Although, it does not contain any dairy. It should come by a misfortune to contain any rancid nuts which were being used. Anyhow, who has experienced a lousy nut will quickly determine it. There are few signs which tell you that almond milk is spoiled.
- Unusual and abnormal bloated carton
- Smell differently
- Change in color and texture
- Taste slightly sour
- Begin to clump/bunch
- Curdling start
- Thicker consistency