I heated up 1/4 cup of skim milk in my microwave with the power set at10. it turned lumpy with thin watery milk. What hapened?

6 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    You just made cottage cheese!

  • 3 weeks ago

    the proteins in it thickened from the heat and makes it appear curdled.

  • 3 weeks ago


  • 3 weeks ago

    I bet the milk was starting to turn.

    Heating milk that is almost spoiled will cause it to curdle.

    The increased acid in the milk and the heating does what you do deliberately when you add lemon juice or vinegar to hot milk, you end up with ricotta cheese. Or in the case of live yogurt cultures you end up with yogurt.

    • skeptik
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      Heating fresh milk too much, causing parts of to solidify, is called "scorching" it.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    maybe you heated it up too long

  • 3 weeks ago

    You scorched it.

    Milk needs lower heat, and to be stirred during heating.

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