Cold Milk Tastes Best! Strive for 35!
Milk is best served cold – at temperatures of 35 to 40°F. However, school milk is often served at much higher temperatures. Factors such as long lunch periods, coolers left open for easy access and insufficient ice replacement in non-electric coolers allow temperatures to climb, degrading milk’s flavor. By the time a student is ready to consume the milk, it may have been sitting in an open cooler or at room temperature for hours. While milk served warmer than 35°F might not be spoiled, it usually doesn’t taste as good. Kids love cold milk!