# Would a puddle of spill milk on the elevator floor float when I cut the cable?

Imagine I pour some milk inside the elevator and then I cut the cable to allow the elevator to free fall, does it immediately float or only when the elevator speed has reached 9.81m/s/s? Oh and assume the floor is coated with Teflon so the milk cannot stick.

To clarify, the speed of the elevator is not important, it is the acceleration of the elevator which is $$9.81\,\mathrm{ms^{-2}}$$.