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Just out of curiosity... (milk question)

When I boil any combination of milk and water there is always an obnoxious amount of foam that builds to where I have to take the pot off the stove for a few seconds to let the foam down. Plain water does not do this.

Just kinda curious as to why milk foams so bad even if I stir it. Thanks!

 
CalebsMommy0220

Asked by CalebsMommy0220 at 10:35 PM on Mar. 14, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (4)
  • Boiling milk causes air bubbles in milk which connect with the protein in milk, hence the foam. Water doesn't have protein in it.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 10:44 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • I'm pretty sure that means you have the heat on too high. My mil says that you are never really supposed to cook on the highest heat, it can ruin your pots and pans.
    Bamzakarat

    Answer by Bamzakarat at 10:38 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • This just mean that u overly heated the milk.
    dubewife

    Answer by dubewife at 10:42 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Ah ok thanks guys. I was wondering. Guess I will turn down the heat then.
    CalebsMommy0220

    Comment by CalebsMommy0220 (original poster) at 10:48 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

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