25 recipes that use milk

25 recipes that use milk

For most Southerners, milk is a staple that you’ll always find in their refrigerator. Whether you’re down to just one gallon or your milk is about to run out, these recipes with milk will help you make the most of what you have. Milk is not only used in many breakfast recipes, but also in a variety of dinner recipes, side dishes, and of course desserts.

From French toast to meatloaf to mashed potatoes and more, here are our best recipes for using milk.


Jessica Furness



We used white bread in this classic French toast recipe, but you can use the bread of your choice. This recipe makes two servings, but can easily be doubled (or tripled!).



Caitlin Pencil; Food Stylist: Tori Cox



If you’re craving dessert, this edible cookie dough comes together in just 15 minutes and doesn’t require you to turn on the oven. Plus, it comes with a bunch of staples that you probably already have on hand.



Photo: Caitlin Bencel. Food Stylist: Tori Cox

Although it may be hard to resist, we recommend letting the banana pudding cool slightly before serving so it can thicken.



Amy Neuensinger / Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines

From Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines This traditional mashed potato recipe calls for only potatoes, milk, butter, salt, and pepper. It can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.



Greg Dupree; Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn



This strawberry cobbler comes with just 15 minutes of hands-on time. Once out of the oven, we recommend cooling the cobbler on a wire rack for about 20 minutes before serving.



Stacey K. Allen; Food stylist: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Designer: Christina Dali



Our best homemade macaroni and cheese recipes use 3 1/2 cups of milk, plus plenty of butter and cheese.



Stacey K. Allen; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Designer: Christine Kelly



For this recipe, let the milk come to room temperature before you start mixing the mixture.



Photographer: Alison Micksh / Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn / Fashion Designer: Christina Brockman

Don’t be intimidated by the total time it takes to prepare these lists. Only 25 minutes is hands-on time, and in our opinion, homemade rolls are always worth the extra effort.



Photographer: Jane Causey, Fashion Designer: Christine Kelly, Food Stylist: Anna Kelly

This recipe is here to prove that Terry Tots aren’t just for dinner. Assemble this casserole the night before serving and place it in the oven the next morning.



Antonius Achilleus; Prop designer: Lydia Purcell; Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn



Three cups of milk help create the creamy sauce for this pasta dish. We recommend starting the sausages in a cold pan to help develop the flavour.



Greg Dupree; Food Stylist: Ali Rami; Prop designer: Hannah Greenwood



This recipe elevates homemade cinnamon rolls by pairing them with the flavors of the delicacy.



Jessica Furness/Southern Life

Perhaps one of the easiest (and most delicious) ways to use milk is to make a homemade milkshake. This dessert will be ready to drink in just 5 minutes.



Stacy Allen; Food stylist: Karen Rankin; Prop Designer: Lindsay Bottom



Milk is one of the main ingredients that helps bind the meatloaf together. Plus, it helps it not dry out while baking.



Caitlin Pencil; Food Stylist: Tori Cox



Not only will this frittata recipe help you use up some of the milk in your fridge, but it’s also great for using up any leftover veggies, meats, and cheeses you have.



Antonius Achilleus; Prop designer: Lydia Purcell; Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn



If you think rice is just a side dish, think again. This recipe turns it into a decadent dessert.



Victor Protasio; Food stylist: Karen Rankin; Prop Designer: Julia Bayliss



Although homemade lasagna requires you to spend some time in the kitchen, it is easy to make. Plus, they can be assembled in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours until you’re ready to put them in the oven.



Caitlin Pencil; Food styling: Tori Cox



In addition to whole milk, Tres Leches cake also requires a can of sweetened condensed milk and a can of evaporated milk. Pour the milk mixture over the baked cake and absorb while it cools in the refrigerator overnight.



Victor Protasio; Food styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop design: Audrey Davis

The best thing about this corn chowder is that it is prepared in just 30 minutes. It’s also made with milk and Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream which makes it a little lighter.



Victor Protasio; Food stylist: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Designer: Christine Kelly



Orange marmalade adds a fresh, delicious flavor to homemade orange rolls while cinnamon adds a little spice.



Caitlin Pencil; Food styling: Tori Cox



Everyone will love eating vegetables when serving this creamy side dish. You get a little heat from the pepper jack cheese.



Stacey K. Allen, Food Stylist: Tori Cox; Prop Designer: Shell Royster



These cheesy cereals are great for breakfast or dinner. It can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.



Antonius Achilleus; Prop Designer: Christina Dali; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall



Honey is used in both the batter and the frosting of these cakes. Edible flowers are optional, but they’re a great addition if you’re serving these sweets for a special occasion.



Caitlin Pencil; Food Stylist: Tori Cox



Milk, cream cheese, and mozzarella give this dip a creamy finish. You can serve it with slices of bread or tortilla chips.



Caitlin Pencil; Food Stylist: Tori Cox



Use milk and ripe bananas with this recipe for homemade banana muffins. We recommend mixing by hand so as not to overmix.



Photographer: Greg Dupree, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn

If the idea of ​​making crepes scares you, we are here to help you with an easy recipe. Just think of them as thin pancakes.


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