skim Pinterest Facebook Twitter Email To remove the top layer from a liquid, such as cream from milk or foam and fat from stock, soups, sauces, etc. From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc. Keep Reading Next Up Skim, Skim, Skim Hot Tips From Food Network Kitchens' Katherine Alford: If you're making a sauce, soup or stew with meat, a layer of fat will probably appear on the surface. Here's how to remove it. Nutrition News: Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Get Real, Kids’ Summer Fitness Tips, Skim vs. Whole Milk Taco Bell and Pizza Hut cut artificial ingredients, find out how to keep your kids healthy and fit this summer, and consider skipping the skim and drinking whole milk.