Milking It: Delicious Recipes to Honor National Milk Day

Posted: January 11, 2022 12:31 pm

In honor of National Milk Day on January 11, you can prepare some decadent dishes that feature this creamy ingredient. Whether you’re craving something sweet or want something savory and comforting, these recipes that contain milk will satisfy your craving and inspire you to cook more.

Gooey Banana Cake


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Looking for something to do with your ripe bananas? Add the bananas to a batter for gooey banana cake, and be sure to include mix in the batter as well. The milk will make the batter even creamier and give the middle of the bread a pudding-like consistency. You can enjoy this cake for dessert or with fresh fruit as a decadent breakfast option.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Wake your family up to the smell of fresh biscuits baking in the oven. This recipe calls for buttermilk, which makes the biscuits more flaky and packs them full of flavor. You can serve the biscuits with savory side dishes like sausage or scrambled eggs, or top them with syrup and fresh fruit for a hearty breakfast.

Fried Chicken

This classic dinner option is even tastier when you add milk to the frying batter. You can even marinate the chicken pieces in milk or buttermilk and a combination of savory seasonings to tenderize the meat. Dip the chicken in a mixture of milk and beaten eggs before rolling the chicken pieces in seasoned flour for a meal that will make dinnertime more enjoyable for your loved ones.

Creamed Corn

If you love corn and want to make it into a side dish that will keep your family coming back for more, try adding creamed corn to your dinner menu tonight. Sweet corn in a milky sauce and seasoned with salt and cracked pepper goes great with any chicken or beef entree. You can also top the side dish with fresh herbs for a savory taste that complements the sweetness of the corn.

Creamy Mac and Cheese

Milk is the ingredient that makes macaroni and cheese creamy. You’ll need to add your favorite cheeses, seasonings, and the pasta of your choice to make this popular dish complete. You can even add finishing touches like breadcrumbs or caramelized onions on top to make this dairy-filled pasta dish even more delicius.

Hot Milk Cake

This delicious and gooey cake is easy to make and only takes a few ingredients. A combination of milk with eggs, vanilla, flour, butter, and sugar makes this cake moist and flavorful. After the cake comes out of the oven, you can top it with whipped cream and your favorite fresh fruit for a tasty dessert.

Vanilla Milkshake

If you’ve got a taste for something sweet but don’t necessarily want to bake a cake, try this tasty vanilla milkshake. This sugary treat is easy to make and, of course, the milk of your choice is the main ingredient. Add vanilla ice cream and real vanilla extract to make the milkshake creamy and full of vanilla flavor. Top the milkshake with whipped cream and add a little color with mini chocolate chips or sprinkles.

Potato Gratin with Onions and Sage

If you’re looking for a tasty side dish for dinner that contains dairy, try this savory potato gratin recipe. A combination of potatoes, creamy gravy, and a flavorful mixture of sage and onions make this dish the perfect complement for steak or chicken.

Sweet Milk Homemade Waffles

Waffles are a delicious choice for breakfast, especially if you want to indulge in a more decadent breakfast on the weekend. You can use sweet milk for the batter to make the waffles more flavorful and fluffy. Top the waffles with your favorite maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon, whipped cream and fresh fruit for a tasty breakfast your family will love.



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