Can I Microwave Milk?

Q: Since moving out of my parents house, my roommate has been challenging just about every move I make, including making hot chocolate with hot milk. Putting milk in the microwave is safe right?


A: Yes, you can microwave milk with peace of mind. No matter if you are making hot cocoa or scalloped potatoes, people have been using the microwave to make it easier to heat milk.
To heat milk, put it in a microwave-safe cup or bowl, and microwave for 45-60 seconds, depending on the wattage of the microwave.

Yes You Can Microwave Milk

For hot cocoa, fill your mug with about an inch to the top, as to avoid spills when you are mixing in the powder later on. Place the mug in the microwave and microwave for 45 seconds. Stir the milk and taste use the spoon as a guide to the temperature. If you would like it warmer, microwave for another 30 seconds and so on.

On the note of caution when microwaving milk, or any milk based product (there are not a lot that you should be microwaving anyways) is that it is just as likely to boil over in the microwave as it is your stove. With that being said, keep an eye on it! By the time it is boiling it is way too hot for most purposes. However, if you are cooking with it, when it boils is the perfect time to add any thickening agents as it will quickly dissolve.

The microwave has hundreds of applications in the kitchen, it is truly yours to explore. Just keep in mind, when microwaving anything, the container may be much hotter than the contents, and vice versa, so always exercise caution. You wouldn’t grab a pan by the sides, but because your food isn’t browned yet.

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