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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

National Milk Day

Happy National Milk day. Milk comes from many different sources. While many believe that milk only comes from cows that is not the truth while it is true that 90% milk that is produced does come from cows. Camels produce a milk that does not curdle and is high in insulin. 

Soy milk, coconut milk, and almond milk are all other milks that do not come from animals. Milk is comprised of between 85% to 95% water. Carbohydrates, vitamins, protein and fat make up the rest. Milk that comes straight from a cow is very hot around 97 degrees. 

Milk contains nine essential nutrients and vitamins, including protein, vitamins A, D, and B12, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin, zinc, and magnesium. 

A cow udder can hold between 20 to 50 lbs of milk. That is a rather good thing as it takes 10 lbs of milk to make a lb of cheese It takes approximately 345 squirts to produce one gallon of milk

Both milk shakes and Ice Cream rely on milk as an important ingredient: 

Lime Milk Shake 
recipe source taste of home

2-1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup thawed limeade concentrate
3 cups lime sherbet, softened

Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Peach Ice Milk
recipe source here

5 cups (about 5 medium) sliced fresh peaches or nectarines

1 1/2 cups water
1 cup dry NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

PLACE peaches, water, dry milk, sugar and vanilla extract in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour into ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. 

NOTE: To make recipe in home freezer, pour blended mixture into 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Freeze for 1 hour or until partially frozen. Spoon mixture into blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth.

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