Son poured milk in Keurig to make hot cocoa.

by Robin

Water only in your Keurig brewer!

Water only in your Keurig brewer!

Water only in your Keurig brewer!
For dissolving milk solids in your espresso machine or coffee maker.


I am sorry if this is put in the wrong spot but was wondering if there was a magic fix for milk in Keurig machine.

My 9 yr old wanted to make hot cocoa and poured milk straight into the machine. After 2 dozen rinses with water/vinegar the water is now running clear but it smells so bad. My machine is now sitting next to the garbage can waiting to get tossed out in tomorrow’s trash.

Has anyone encountered this tragedy (hahaha) and fixed it so the water doesn't smell like burnt milk?


Robin, hi

I’m sorry, but I can’t stop laughing at your misfortune. : ) I just have this picture in my mind of a 9-year old boy earnestly pouring milk into a Keurig brewer! In a way, it makes excellent sense. Put water in for coffee, and milk in for hot chocolate. Why not?

It also reminds me of when one of my own sons squeezed two slices of bread and a slice of cheese in our toaster to make a toasted cheese sandwich!

As for your problem, you could try one of the products recommended for cleaning the milk lines in espresso machines, like Urnex Rinza Alkaline Formula Milk Frother Cleaner.

These products are designed to dissolve residues in the milk frothing part of the machine, so it might work for your Keurig. Worth a try anyway!

Best wishes,


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Sep 26, 2016
Making hot chocolate taste better
by: Anonymous

Put a whole lot of coffee mate in your hot chocolate after brewing and it helps the water that u put in it to taste more like it was made with milk,delicious

May 09, 2016
Hey now.
by: Anonymous

I just got a keurig and i had hot chocolate and i went online to ask if it was possible to use milk for it. I will me honest and say that i am 27 years old and college educated. Haha. So your son isnt alone and its good to see we are on same page and i guess that with age boys are still crazy but with age we realize that maybe we should look up our crazy ideas before we do them. And be honest everyone that laughed. It would be a great thing to be able to use. The hot chocolate would be even better!!!

Mar 27, 2016
Son poured milk in Keurig to make hot cocoa
by: Robin

Thanks all. The silver lining was that I ended up getting a bigger Keurig and my son who is now almost 13 clearly understands that milk does not go in a Keurig. Boys, they keep life interesting.

Mar 20, 2016
Aargh same issue!
by: Anonymous

MY 9 yr old son did the SAME THING!! Even worse, we didn't discover it for 3 days so the milk had curdled. The Keurig was only two weeks old. :(

Dec 02, 2015
by: Anonymous

I totally agree! Would love to have a machine that can heat milk! Love milk so much better than water! The varieties are so much more.

Feb 25, 2013
Milk in Keurig for cocoa
by: Parker Gabriel

Hopefully, Keurig will so revise the design of its single-serve coffee-making machines that they can accommodate milk products AND be easier to clean.

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