Saturday, February 16, 2008
How to Save Money with a Gallon of Milk
I have decided to try a couple of things that I have heard about in the last couple of weeks - homemade buttermilk, yogurt and half & half. So I started with one gallon of whole milk for $2.89, one quart of buttermilk for $1.89, a cup of heavy cream for $.50 and 3/4 cup of plain natural yogurt for about $.50 (total $5.78).
Following this recipe for buttermilk, I made 3 quarts. And with this recipe for yogurt, I made 2 quarts. I found on the internet that if you mix 1 cup heavy cream with 3 cups milk, you will get an equivalent to half & half (my husband's preferred coffee creamer). So I made a quart of half & half, too.
Normally, this quantity would cost:
3 quarts buttermilk $5.67
2 quarts yogurt $4.18
1 quart half & half $2.19
That equals a savings of $6.26 for only about 10 minutes of work!! And how good and homemade the products are! To me, that is what frugality is all about:-).