What Can Be Made From Milk at Home
Why do you need a milk separator?
Did you know that many dairy products can be made by yourself? Cream, kefir, fermented baked milk, cottage cheese, cheese, sour cream, butter, yogurt, yogurt and even ice cream – all this can be prepared at home.
All you need is farm milk (you can buy natural milk on the market) and a household milk separator.
Cooking your dairy products has many advantages: firstly, you get a natural and tasty product, and secondly, you have complete control over the entire cooking process and you can be sure of the quality of the products obtained. In homemade cream, sour cream and cottage cheese, there are no preservatives and chemical dyes, thickeners and other additives that are harmful to the adult body and absolutely unacceptable for children.
Why is it beneficial to use a separator?
For example, let’s analyze what can be obtained from 10 liters of milk (based on 1 liter of milk = 1 kg)
When separating milk, we get:
- 2 liters of cream;
- 8 liters of skim milk.
The cream can be left as is, or you can make butter out of it. As a result, from the cream we get:
- 0.5-0.8 kg of butter (whipped by hand or with a churn);
- 1.2-1.5 kg buttermilk.
Buttermilk will come in handy for making pancakes, muffins, cakes. You can also cook porridge on buttermilk, add it to smoothies or use it to make diet milk drinks.
If you want to cook cottage cheese, then from the remaining 8 liters of skim milk you get:
- 2 kg of cottage cheese;
- 6 kg of milk whey.
Whey is drunk in its pure form to improve digestion, increase immunity and lower cholesterol. Whey is also used to make milkshakes. And, of course, whey is indispensable for cosmetic purposes.
As a result, from 10 liters of milk you will get cream, butter, cottage cheese, buttermilk and whey. And you cook all this yourself, having only milk and a couple of tools at hand!
So what is a separator?
This is a special apparatus that separates regular milk into heavy cream and skim milk. In most cases, dairy products are made from skim milk, for which the milk must be separated.
Home separators can process 50 to 100 liters of milk per hour. That is, you only need 5 minutes to skim 10 liters of homemade milk.
How does a separator work?
During separation, milk, which is poured into a special bowl (separator drum), rotates in a circle at high speed and passes through several plates stacked on top of each other (separator plates). Thanks to centrifugal forces, the milk is divided into light fats and a denser milk mass. As a result, skim milk is poured into two containers: cream gets into one container, and skim milk goes into the other.
Health and economy
A quality separator is a great investment for a family. It will serve you for over 20 years. And most importantly, you and your loved ones will feel better, because proper nutrition is the basis of your health.