Unrefrigerated Milk–believe it or not it’s quite odd coming from America when you’re used to buying milk in the refrigerated section and it’s cold. All of the milk here can be found on the non-refrigerated shelves in Germany. The milk is processed much differently here through a process called “Ultra High Temperature” otherwise known as UHT milk.
It is also referred to as shelf-stable or aseptic milk. The milk is briefly heated to 275 degrees Fahrenheit, then packed into sterile containers where it can last on the shelf without refrigeration for up to six months. You can read all about it in this article: Save the World: Buy This Weird Milk in a Box.
We’ve decided to try every brand of non-refrigerated milch and creamer until we find ones we like. The upside–it’s less expensive than milk in the USA and it doesn’t cause any lactose symptoms. We won’t lie, it definitely takes some getting used to but the health side–it’s Bio, which also means organic. Either way, it can’t be that bad for you once you get used to the taste!