### Milk Ratios

November 9th, 2012
milk

You're out of two percent but you do have some other milk derived liquids on hand with varying fat contents. What proportions can you mix to get what you like? Looking up the fat content of milk we find the average fat content by volume of different milk products is:

 skim 0.2% one percent 1% two percent 2% whole 4% half and half 14% light cream 25% heavy whipping cream 36%
Now we can calculate proportions:
one percent:
56% skim and 44% two percent
79% skim and 21% whole
94% skim and 6% half and half
97% skim and 3% light cream
98% skim and 2% heavy whipping cream
two percent:
53% skim and 47% whole
87% skim and 13% half and half
93% skim and 7% light cream
95% skim and 5% heavy whipping cream
67% one percent and 33% whole
92% one percent and 8% half and half
96% one percent and 4% light cream
97% one percent and 3% heavy whipping cream
whole:
72% skim and 28% half and half
85% skim and 15% light cream
89% skim and 11% heavy whipping cream
77% one percent and 23% half and half
88% one percent and 12% light cream
91% one percent and 9% heavy whipping cream
83% two percent and 17% half and half
91% two percent and 9% light cream
94% two percent and 6% heavy whipping cream