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?
- CrustyCurmudgeonLv 710 months ago
You just made cottage cheese!
- ckngbbblsLv 710 months ago
the proteins in it thickened from the heat and makes it appear curdled.
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- Nikki PLv 710 months 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.
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- Pearl LLv 710 months ago
maybe you heated it up too long
- skeptikLv 710 months ago
You scorched it.
Milk needs lower heat, and to be stirred during heating.