Got Milk? Then you’ve got milk jugs. We don’t drink a huge amount of milk, but I do buy several gallons at a time to make yogurt. That leaves me with a lot of these:
You want to cut your scoop from the bottom of the jug, angling a big V-shape around the corner under the handle, like so:
Cut away the bottom up to the part you’ve outlined.
Feel free to trim and adjust the shape of the scoop until it’s to your liking and well suited to your purpose. Notice that the lid is still on; that’s important for the next step.
Now make it really useful and throw some measurement lines on there. Measure out a cup of water and fill up the scoop.
Hold the pitcher steady and level and mark the top of the water line. Add another cup of water and mark again. Repeat this process as many more times as you like, or until you have reached the cut-out portion of your scoop.
I measured out 4 cups.
Now just label the measurement lines, dry out your scoop, and put it to use!
This scoop has found a good home in my bin of organic fertilizer. If I need to throw 2 cups of fertilizer on one of my raised beds while preparing for planting in the spring, it is super easy to scoop, measure and distribute the fertilizer all with this one scoop. I really do love it.
Ok, you didn’t buy the fancy-pants milk, you bought the Costco milk, but you still want a scoop. No problem!