We are horrible using our milk before it goes bad! Half a gallon is too little, a whole gallon seems to be just a bit too much and we only shop every two weeks so buying half gallons on an off shopping week would be annoying (though I think we're going to start resulting to that!) But anyways, if the milk is *almost* gone but not quite, and it goes past the expiration date even by a day or two, it usually goes bad! So we do our best to use it! And this time... we made it! And a day after the expiration date too :) I used the last of it this morning on cereal, I was proud!