Shelf stable milk is far more common in Europe than the U.S. Instead of pasteurizing at 170 degrees it’s heated to 270 degrees killing more bacteria that would cause milk to spoil. As a result it doesn’t need refrigeration.
Nonetheless, American Airlines plans to serve it cold.
- Milk as a beverage: What else would it be?
If we can’t get American to bring back baked on board cookies, even though they’re adding a second oven to legacy US Airways A321s, perhaps we could get them to serve Tuscan Whole Milk instead?
(HT: The Forward Cabin)