skim milk


Definition of skim milk

: milk from which the cream has been taken

called also skimmed milk

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Canadian exports of skim milk powder grew more than sevenfold in the past three years, according to financial services firm INTL FCStone Financial. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "U.S. Dairy Farmers Score Gains in New Trade Deal," 1 Oct. 2018 Within a few months, Bourus was subsisting on Chex cereal with skim milk, her weight dwindling to 97 pounds. Courtney Rubin, Marie Claire, "Cleansing's Dirty Secret," 26 Apr. 2013 For skim milk, with almost no fat, the warmer the milk, the stronger and longer-lasting the foam is. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "The Magic Microbubbles of the Barista," 6 Sep. 2018 Anyone who makes this recipe with skim milk is my enemy. Marian Bull, GQ, "Three-Ingredient Queso Is the Thing You Should Make for Every Party," 2 Feb. 2018 Cottage cheese is made entirely out of skim milk until the end, when a dressing made from cream or milk is mixed with the curd. New York Times, "A Guide to Soft Fresh Cheeses: Cottage Cheese, Mascarpone and More," 26 June 2018 Try soaking a washcloth in cool green tea or skim milk, which contain additional antioxidants. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Why Your Sunburn Itches — And How to Stop It," 25 May 2018 Next time, try soaking a washcloth in some skim milk and using it as a cold compress. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Your Sunburn Cure Has Been in Your Fridge All Along: It's Cold Milk!," 10 May 2018 Watered milk is, essentially, skim milk, but back then, milk was required to have a minimum percentage of butterfat. From Express-news Archives, San Antonio Express-News, "Mayor Tobin’s 1925 war on skim milk," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of skim milk

1596, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of skim milk

chiefly US : milk from which all the cream and fat has been removed

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Kids Definition of skim milk

: milk from which the cream has been removed

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Medical Definition of skim milk

: milk from which the cream has been taken

called also skimmed milk

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