|The boy loves his milk. Especially out of a real glass.|
We get a gallon and a half of raw milk from our herdshare every Friday.
Recently, we were gone from a Tuesday to the following Wednesday. Milk was delivered on Friday while we were gone, so when we got back we had a lot of milk to use in two days before our new milk arrived. We are not huge milk drinkers, so I had to get creative. In addition to trying to just drink more of it (and let my toddler have as much as he wanted) I made a few recipes that used up a lot of milk:
1. Easy Mac and Cheese
While I love my regular mac and cheese recipe, this is a great one for using up milk. You actually cook the noodles in the milk, which makes a thick, creamy sauce all on its own. It used up 3 cups, though I totally could have doubled it and used 6. (Note: I use brown rice pasta and add a few tablespoons of butter to this recipe. We also like to add cut-up organic hot dogs and frozen peas.) Get the recipe here!
2. Homemade Chocolate Pudding and Fudgesicles
I got the idea of freezing chocolate pudding into fudgecicles from Kelly the Kitchen Kop, but I used The Nourishing Gourmet's simpler chocolate pudding recipe (with cow's milk in place of the coconut milk, obviously). These are pretty much amazing, and used up 4 cups of milk. I made 6 fudgesicles and had some pudding leftover to enjoy unfrozen. :)
3. Fruit Smoothies
Usually I use yogurt in my smoothies, but lately I've been using all milk. My favorite last week was frozen banana, blueberries, raspberries, and spinach, plus a little vanilla, a pinch of Real Salt, and enough milk to get it to the right consistency (I like my smoothies really thick, so I start with just a little milk and add more as needed).
That's what I did this time around to use up the extra milk, but other ideas include:
Make Cookies (we always drink milk with cookies)
Turn it into Yogurt
Homemade Granola with milk
Use in place of water in Yeast Bread
Freeze it for later