18 November 2010
How much milk is too much?
You can never have too much!! I love feeding gallons and gallons of this wonder drink to my family. A minimum of 20 gallons a week goes into the little bodies in my house. We are so blessed to be able to get some of the best raw milk around and at a low cost of just 1.50 a gallon. (Another family we know here graciously gives away their extra milk so as not to have to dump it. I know these are blessings not to be taken for granted. We won't live here forever I'm sure and our milk is something we would really miss.) Go HERE to read on the many benefits of going raw.
Raw milk tonic
1 1/2 C. milk
1/4 C. cream
2 T. molasses (this too is really good for you)
2-4 egg yolks
Whirl together and enjoy warm or cold.~Nourishing Traditions
Homemade ice cream
smoothies-a great way to use the cream
Warm some milk up and add honey. It really does calm an overly active child.
Making butter is another benefit of raw cream. Using the deep yellowish cream from summer milking provides an extremely nourishing butter.
Egg nog is delicious too when you use half cream/half milk. And you don't have to wait until Christmas to enjoy it.
Add a few tablespoons of cream to your hot cereal. (and eggs if you have extra)
Buttermilk is another favorite. Mostly used in smoothies and for soaking my whole grains.
Whey is another benefit that comes from our milk. So easy to make. Go HERE for the benefits of using whey.
2 quarts raw milk
Place the milk in clean glass jar and allow it to stand at room temperature 1-4 days until it separates. Line a large strainer set over a bowl with a clean dish towel. Pour in the separated milk, cover and let stand at room temperature for several hours. The whey will run into the bowl and the milk solids will stay in the strainer. Tie up the towel with the milk solids inside, being careful not to squeeze. Tie this little sack to a spoon placed across the top of a container so that more whey can drip out. When the bad stops dripping, the cheese is ready. Store whey in a jar and cream cheese in a covered glass container.~Nourishing Traditions
Kefir is another favorite. HERE is the recipe for it and some health benefits.
How about you? Have any favorite ways of using milk you'd like to share?