Got too much milk in the refrigerator at home? The carton is nearly full, but the expiration date is approaching soon. Maybe the sell-by date was a day or two ago, and you don’t have the heart to pour the wasted milk (and your money) down the drain. Well, the good news is that you don’t have to! Check out these easy recipes that will help you get more out of your leftover moo!
Good Old-Fashioned Pancakes
Hungry for pancakes? Start your morning off right with a stack of these delicious pancakes made with your leftover milk!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1 1/4 cups Fair Oaks Farms milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Make a well. Pour in Fair Oaks Farms milk, egg, and melted butter. Mix until smooth.
Lightly oil a griddle or frying pan. Heat over medium-high. Pour the batter onto the griddle or frying pan. Use approx. 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.
Simple Macaroni and Cheese
Honestly, who doesn't love a good bowl of macaroni and cheese? We know we do! Try this simple recipe using your leftover milk!
- 1 (8 oz.) box elbow macaroni
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups Fair Oaks Farms milk
- 2 cups Fair Oaks Farms Cheddar cheese, shredded
- Ground black pepper to taste
Boil a large pot of lightly salted water. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water. Occasionally stir until cooked, but firm (approx. 8 minutes). Then drain.
Over medium heat, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth. Slowly pour Fair Oaks Farms milk into butter-flour mixture until bubbling. Shred Fair Oaks Farms Cheddar cheese with a grater. Add shredded cheese to the milk mixture. Stir until cheese is melted.
Add macaroni into the cheese sauce. Mix until coated.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
In the mood for soup? Check out this easy-to-make recipe that will be a family favorite!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 (16 oz.) package frozen chopped broccoli
- 4 (14.5 oz.) can chicken broth
- 1 lb. Fair Oaks Farms Cheddar cheese, cubed
- 2 cups Fair Oaks Farms milk
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2/3 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup water
Using a stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Cook the onion in butter until softened. Stir in the chopped broccoli. Add the chicken broth. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until broccoli is tender.
Reduce the heat. Stir in the Fair Oaks Farms Cheddar cheese cubes until melted. Mix in Fair Oaks Farms milk and garlic powder.
In a separate bowl, stir the cornstarch in water until dissolved. Then, add mixture to soup. Stir soup frequently until it thickens.
Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
Don't worry - we didn't forget about the dessert! Do you still have extra milk? Try this easy-to-make ice cream recipe that will bring back childhood memories!
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup Fair Oaks Farms milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 2 oz. semisweet chocolate chips, chopped
Whisk unsweetened cocoa powder, Fair Oaks Farms milk, salt, and sugar in a pot over medium heat until mixture simmers.
Place egg yolks in small mixing bowl. Pour 1/2 cup of hot mixture in with egg yolks.
Once combined, return the mixture to the pot. Heat until mixture thickens. Be sure not to boil it!
Away from the heat, stir in chopped semisweet chocolate chips until melted.
Pour mixture into a chilled bowl. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Be sure to stir the mixture every 30 minutes.
After the chocolate mixture has cooled, mix in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and let the machine do its work!
After mixing, store the chocolate ice cream in a freeze. Time varies by machine manufacturer's directions.
Serve in a bowl, cone, or in between 2 cookies. Enjoy!
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