You can combine milk with most flavors for unique and fun drinks for the whole family. While there are classic flavored milk recipes like chocolate or strawberry, there are so many more easy and delicious milk ideas! Create creamy options like an orange creamsicle, coffee, or vanilla peaches and cream at home for a treat that’s good for you, too.
Below are some unique flavored milk options you can make in your kitchen with or without a blender.
Flavored Milk Recipes
Cinnamon and/or Vanilla Milk
Pour a ½-1 teaspoon of vanilla into a glass of milk and stir. Vanilla is a calming extract that is sure to melt away stress. Add in cinnamon in addition to vanilla (or by itself) for a natural sweetener. You would be shocked at all of the health benefits cinnamon provides.
One quick flavored milk to make with a blender is banana milk. Blend one ripe banana with 8 ounces of milk for a quick and easy glass of milk everyone will enjoy. The subtle banana flavor can be tasted with each sip. To bring out more flavor, add a teaspoon of vanilla. For those who want to make this drink option as a smoothie, blend in peanut butter. This is a milk flavor that Elvis would surely approve of. (Thank you, thank you very much!)
Flavored Milk with Homemade Syrups
A brightly colored and different milk flavor is blueberry milk. This option will need more preparation time than mixing store-bought syrup into your milk. Although, it is so worth it to make homemade syrup! Boil fresh blueberries in water, adding sugar (or sugar substitutes) for your desired level of sweetness. Then, strain the mixture into a glass to let cool and keep in the fridge. Simply reach into the refrigerator for your homemade blueberry syrup. Add to a glass of milk to create a light purple and not-too-sweet drink.
Follow the same process above for blueberries except use fresh (or frozen) strawberries for a beautiful pink and naturally sweet flavored milk.
Vanilla Mint Milk
Another flavored milk made with homemade syrup is vanilla mint. Boil mint leaves with water (and sugar if you desire). Strain into a jar and add vanilla extract. This milk can be enjoyed cold or heated as a soothing morning latte. If you don’t want to go through the work of boiling and straining ingredients to make a syrup, there are other options. This flavored milk combo can also be created by mixing mint extract, vanilla extract, and some green food coloring for the kids into each glass of milk.
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With plenty of additional flavored milk options to make at home, this list is by no means definitive. Get some cookies for dunking and bring the family together to brainstorm what flavors to enjoy tonight. Whether you choose classic chocolate milk or a tropical sip with homemade strawberry syrup, you won’t be disappointed.
Here at The Dairy Alliance, we want to see your flavored milk parties! What flavors will you create? Send us pictures to share of what worked (or what didn’t work).
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