fun eats: Vanilla Milk

Vanilla Milk @mamamissblog #milk #funfood #kids

Lately the kiddos haven’t been interested in milk.  They have always, I mean, ALWAYS been a fan, until recently – they want nothing to do with it!  But yet, they are big fans of the vanilla “cow” milk at Starbucks.   Well, I’m not ready to give up just yet!  MILK FOR EVERYONE!!! (shouting just a little ;)  So, here’s what I’m doing to make them milk drinkers again.

So, always the tinkerer,  I’ve started adding pure vanilla & just a little bit of sugar to their milk.  We call it “Vanilla Milk” and it’s not JUST milk – it’s an experience, and it’s so much more exciting now!  I get out the blender and they stand in their Learning Tower together and help.  They add the ingredients, taking turns, and sometimes (only sometimes ;) they are even brave enough to press the buttons on the blender to evoke those loud scary noises ;)  And then…they drink & drink & drink that yummy vanilla milk!  They love it – I love it – it’s a win-win!

So, here’s my plan!  We actually started off with a little more sugar than I put in the recipe below – shhh – it was only the first time, I was still experimenting.  I have since decreased it to the amount we currently use, which is in the recipe below (and they haven’t even noticed!).  I will continue to decrease it as long as I can, so that I can finally get back to the original milk :)  Well, that’s the plan – I’ll let ya know how it goes!

Vanilla Milk

Yield: Approximately 2 cups.

This yummy and cold treat is sure to be a favorite with the kiddos.


12 ice cubes
2 cups milk (I use Skim Organic)
1/2 tablespoon Sugar
1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Using a blender, add ice, milk, sugar, and vanilla to blender
  2. Blend at high speed, (I like the frappé setting for drinks with ice), for about 30 seconds until well blended.
  3. Pour and enjoy your homemade vanilla milk.


Vanilla Milk @mamamissblog #milk #funfood #kids

Vanilla Milk @mamamissblog #milk #funfood #kids

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  1. Love! love! love! Pinning, thx! Mari

  2. lorene holbrook says:

    oh my gosh!! when I was a little girl, I was very picky. Extremely picky! I would not drink milk. still don’t. My mom would make this for me. no blender, no ice. just the vanilla and a little bit of sugar. 60 years plus, I still get a craving for vanilla milk. so many memoires! thanks!!!

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