If you’re looking for a fun science experiment to do in the kitchen, you’ve landed in the right place! These five easy milk science experiments use milk as the main ingredient.
Make ice cream with milk, ice and salt. Find out how to make butter from cream ( not quite milk ), make glue from milk, create colourful explosions in a tray of milk and make a little ornament from milk. These simple science activities are great fun and use items you probably already have in your kitchen!
Milk Science Experiments for Kids
Make ice cream from milk
Did you know you can make homemade ice cream in a bag in less than 10 minutes with just milk, salt and ice? You don’t even need a freezer!! Add your own flavourings, make a delicious snack and learn about the freezing power of ice and salt at the same time.
Glue from milk
All you need to make glue from milk is milk, white vinegar and baking soda. The vinegar is used to split milk into curds and whey. This fun kitchen science experiment is very simple but requires adult help to heat the milk.
I wouldn’t use the milk glue for anything important, but it’s fun to make the glue and then set up an investigation to test how strong it is.
Make butter from cream
Did you know you can make butter from cream? This is a super simple way to make butter at home, but it does require a bit of effort. You’ll need good quality double cream, a jar and some very strong arms for this fun kitchen hack!
Create an ornament from milk
This activity also involves using vinegar to split milk into curds and whey. You can then squash the curds and make a small ornament! This activity is sometimes called making plastic milk.
Colourful magic milk explosions
You’ll need whole milk, food colouring and a little dish soap to create these fantastic milky colour explosions. Older children can use this activity to learn about emulsions too!
If you have any more ideas for science experiments using milk, do let me know, I’d love to hear about them.
More kitchen science experiments for kids
123 Homeschool also has some brilliant plastic milk creations.
Challenge your friends to a kitchen science bake off! Learn about the role of yeast when making dough, discover how to bake ice cream in an oven without it melting and find out why cakes turn a lovely brown colour.
My eggy science experiments are lots of fun too. You can remove the shell of an egg with vinegar to learn about tooth decay, make an unbreakable egg and even a bouncy egg!
If you prefer candy to eggs and milk, you’ll love my candy science experiments!
Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Emma Vanstone