6 Refreshing Twists to Everyday Milk

Milk is packed-full of calcium and other nutrients for our kids, and every parent knows that. But in some days, we also know that our kids just aren’t feeling it. So, how do you stop drinking milk from becoming such a chore? Glam it up! Serve it warm or cold; our list gives you a variety of milky treats your kids will absolutely love to have. They’ll be begging to drink their milk quite a few times in a day!

Leprechaun Milk

Blimey! It’s green. It’s minty. It’s sweet. It’s definitely not ordinary! This tasty leprechaun milk from The Cookie Rookie will make your kids feel lucky throughout the day!

You’ll need:
8 ounces milk (237 ml)
1 drop mint extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 drops food coloring, green

Here’s how you make it:
1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Refrigerate the mixture until it gets very cold, and serve.

Rose Milk with Homemade Syrup

Nothing says fancy like pink. Treat your little darlings to this wonderful creation from Yuumly, or serve them in a pink-themed kids’ party. It’ll be a smash hit!

You’ll need:
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
food coloring, pink
2 teaspoons rose essence
cold milk

Here’s how you make it:
1. First, make the syrup. Without heating the saucepan yet, combine the sugar and water. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
2. Over medium heat, stir the sugar fusion until it reaches a 1/2 string consistency.
3. Put a few drops of the food color, depending on how pink you want the drink to be.
4. Keep stirring until the color and sugar water are thoroughly mixed together.
5. Leave the saucepan on the heat for about 1 minute. Then turn off the flame. Wait for the syrup to become lukewarm.
6. Add the rose essence to the syrup. Mix well, and set aside.
7. Pour cold milk into a glass, and add a teaspoon of the rose essence syrup. You can have more if you want it to be sweeter.
8. You can also put the milk and the syrup into a blender to make it frothy.
9. Serve it cold. Don’t forget to keep the extra syrup in an airtight container inside your fridge for future use.

Birthday Cake Milkshake

Make your kids’ birthday meals extra special with this milkshake from Chocolate, Chocolate and More. It’s got cake, sprinkles and ice cream – all your kids’ favorites in one glass!

You’ll need:
corn syrup
1 cup milk
5-6 large scoops vanilla ice cream
3-4 tablespoons cake mix, yellow or white

Here’s how you make it:
1. Pour sprinkles into a medium sized bowl.
2. Using our fingers, rub some corn syrup at the rim of the glass you’re going to use for the drink.
3. Dip the glasses’ rim into the sprinkles in the bowl. The end result should be a sprinkle-covered tip of the glass. Set it aside to dry.
4. Combine the milk, ice cream and cake mix in a blender until you get a milkshake.
5. Pour the drink into the prepped glass, and serve.

Milk and Cookie Cups

So maybe it’s not the drink that’s boring. Maybe it’s the cup that holds it! Worry not because we found these edible cups for you. We got this wonderful recipe from Del’s Cooking Twist that gives a whole new meaning to milk and cookies!

You’ll need:

For the cookie cups:
1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light-brown sugar
1 egg yolk, large
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup dark chocolate

For the milk:
11/2 cups milk
11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional)

Here’s how you make it:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Grease the cup molds so that your cookie cups won’t stick to them.
3. Mash and mix the butter and the two kinds of sugars in a large bowl.
4. Add the egg yolk and the vanilla extract.
5. Stir the mixture while gradually sprinkling the flour and salt.
6. Pour in the chocolate chips.
7. Knead the batter until the ingredients are well blended and until the dough becomes crumbly.
8. Trace the molds’ walls with the batter to form the cookie cups. Let them rest for 30 minutes before placing them inside the oven.
9. Bake the cups for 20 minutes, or until they start to brown.
10. Remove the cups from the oven. Set them aside to let them cool.
11. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave for a few minutes.
12. Pour the melted chocolate into each cup to form a light coating inside.
13. Refrigerate the cups to set the chocolate.
14. Mix the vanilla extract and milk in a separate bowl, and stir them together.
15. When the cookie cups have cooled, pour the milk into each one, and serve immediately.

Banana and Coconut Smoothie

Here’s another delectable smoothie your kids will really love. Mix bananas and coconut to get a rich and fruity cold drink for those hot afternoons. Give a bit of the tropical side to your family, and get this smoothie idea from All Recipes.

You’ll need:
1 banana
1 cup milk
90 mL coconut cream
1/2 cup ice cubes

Here’s how you make it:
1. Blend the banana, milk, coconut cream and ice cubes in a blender.
2. Stop when the mixture becomes smooth, with no chunks floating.
3. Serve immediately.

Warm Cardamom and Honey Milk

Want something exotic and adventurous? Ever heard of cardamom flavored milk? Well, now you have! Cardamoms are filled with vitamin C, iron, vitamin B6 and magnesium, perfect for your growing boys and girls. Get this super healthy recipe from Mother Nature Network.

You’ll need:
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon or 8 green cardamom pods, smashed with no brown seeds
3 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla

Here’s how you make it:
1. Pour the milk and cardamom seeds into a small pot. Heat the pot just until it gets warm enough to drink.
2. Take off the pot from the heat, and add the honey.
3. Leave it for 5 minutes before seasoning with the vanilla.
4. Sieve the milk to get rid of the cardamom seeds before serving.

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