skim milk


Definition of skim milk

: milk from which the cream has been taken

called also skimmed milk

Examples of skim milk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Limit your coffeehouse drinks to black coffee with milk, or a small skim milk latte. Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "Dr. Fernstrom: 3 diet mistakes you're making before noon," 21 Aug. 2019 Whether yogurt is made with cream, whole milk, low-fat milk or skim milk affects how much fat is in it. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Grab a spoon. It’s time to make sense of the yogurt aisle.," 16 Sep. 2019 With fat no longer seen as a dietary evil, skim milk has suffered the sharpest declines in demand in recent years. Washington Post, "To boost milk, dairy groups support high school coffee bars," 3 July 2019 With fat no longer vilified in current dieting trends, skim milk’s popularity has gone down the drain. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Big Dairy is trying to get teens hooked on lattes to boost milk sales," 2 July 2019 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," 19 Apr. 2019 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 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 Some have cured mildew with a spray of 50 percent skim milk, 50 percent water. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Heuchera is easy to grow and adds color to gardens | Idaho Statesman," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of skim milk

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Skim milk.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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