Milk. It’s a household staple and refreshing beverage for millions of Americans and a widely available nutritious source of protein, vitamins and minerals. But…have you ever thought about where that milk in your fridge comes from and how it gets from the farm to your table? This week #SundaySupper and the Florida Dairy Farmers are celebrating all things milk and sharing 21 best recipes made with milk for #JuneDairyMonth.
Florida is well known for its citrus groves, but did you know that Florida is home to over 130 dairy farming families who are caretakers of cows, stewards of the land, and leaders in their communities? Many are even second and third generation farmers. If you travel along the rural highways in Florida you will commonly see Holsteins (the black and white cows) out in the pastures grazing. There are about 123,000 dairy cows in the state of Florida, with the largest concentration found in Lafayette and Okeechobee counties. Collectively, these cows produce more than 277 million gallons of milk each year with each individual cow producing about 6 – 8 gallons of milk per day! These wonderful cows make it easy for us to get the recommended three glasses of milk per day. Florida Dairy Farmers not only work hard to bring the freshest milk to your table everyday, but they also help the environment by recycling 170,000 tons of by products such as citrus pulp, brewer’s grain and whole cotton seed which are used as feed for the cows, instead of ending up in landfills.
You might feel like if you don’t live in Florida you are missing out, but did you know that every state in the U.S. has dairy farms? All 50 of them! The top five milk producing states in America are California, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, and Idaho. Thanks to your local dairy farmers, you can have fresh milk delivered to your market all year long for use in recipes such as pancakes and ice cream, or to enjoy in a tall glass, iced cold, with a warm and gooey chocolate chip cookie!
The #SundaySupper Tastemakers are excited to share with you 21 best recipes made with milk for #JuneDairyMonth! Learn how to make homemade Mozzarella Cheese from An Appealing Plan and how to whip up a luscious Strawberry Milkshake from Desserts Required.
Join us as we celebrate #JuneDairyMonth and let us know what milk recipe you will be bringing to the virtual table. Don’t forget to join our always fun, lively, and informative weekly twitter chat at 7pm ET Sunday! Until then, check out the preview below of our best recipes made with milk. The milk will be pouring and you won’t want to miss a drop!
Milk in the Morning:
- Blueberry Coconut Muffins by Take a Bite Out of Boca
- Lighter Breakfast Quiche by The Healthy Fit Foodie
- Spinach Artichoke Strata by Helpful Homemade
- Strawberry and Cream Breakfast Smoothie Bowls by Family Foodie
- Strawberry Orange Banana Sunrise Crepes by The Gold Lining Girl
Milk during the Day:
- Fettuccine Alfredo by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Hamburger Gravy by My World Simplified
- Homemade Mozzarella by An Appealing Plan
- Langostino Mac and Cheese with Crispy Bacon and Chives by Pook’s Pantry
- Margherita Penne Pasta by Life Tastes Good
- Simple Polenta Recipe by Healing Tomato
- Summer Corn Soup by Casa de Crews
- Sweet Onion Tart by Flour On My Face
Milk in Desserts:
- Boozy Hazelnut Frozen Hot Chocolate by GO Epicurista
- Cannoli Cupcakes with Chocolate Pistachio Crunch by The Crumby Cupcake
- Chocolate Eclairs by Love and Confections
- Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Blueberries by The Hungry Goddess
- Mini Bread Puddings with Whiskey Caramel Sauce by Dessert Geek
- Nutty Cookies & Cream Ice Cream by Family Around The Table
- Strawberry Milkshake by Desserts Required
- Southern Buttermilk Pie by Sunday Supper Movement
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