Raw milk is a popular ingredient in the world of raw food recipes. Not only is it packed with nutrients, but it also has a creamy texture and delicious flavor. In this article, we’ll explore some creative ways to use raw milk in your cooking.
Making Cheese with Raw Milk
One of the most well-known uses for raw milk is making cheese. There are many different types of cheeses you can make using raw milk, from soft cheeses like ricotta and feta to hard aged cheeses like cheddar or gouda.
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To make cheese with raw milk, you’ll need rennet and cheesecloth. Rennet helps coagulate the proteins in the milk, separating them into curds and whey. Once you have your curds separated from the whey, simply strain them through cheesecloth and let dry according to your recipe’s instructions.
Smoothies with Raw Milk
Another tasty way to use raw milk is by incorporating it into smoothies. Smoothies are an excellent option for breakfast or as a snack because they’re easy to make and loaded with nutrients.
A simple yet delicious smoothie recipe includes blending together one banana, one cup of mixed berries (frozen or fresh), half a cup of spinach leaves (or any other green vegetable), half a cup of almond butter or peanut butter for protein content and finally two cups of chilled raw whole fat cow’s/ goat’s / sheep’s / buffalo’s etc., depending on availability) milk until smooth.
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Using Raw Milk in Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love ice cream? With just a few ingredients including vanilla extract, maple syrup/hot chocolate powder/cocoa powder , egg yolks (optional) and 4-5 cups chilled full-fat cow/goat/sheep/buffalo/raw camel/non-homogenised pasteurized heavy cream + raw milk, you can make delicious ice cream at home.
To prepare this recipe, mix all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for churning.
Raw Milk in Soups
Raw milk also makes a great addition to soups. You can use it as a base for creamy soups like tomato soup or potato soup instead of using heavy cream. It gives the soup a rich texture and adds extra nutrients to your meal.
To make raw milk-based soup; saute onion, garlic, celery/cumin seeds/ginger/turmeric (as per choice) in butter/coconut oil/ghee till translucent followed by adding chopped vegetables/chicken/fish/meat/lentils with water/stock + salt + pepper powder/any other preferred spices & herbs (Italian seasoning/basil leaves/thyme leafs etc.) till cooked through properly with 2-3 cups chilled full-fat raw cow/goat/sheep/raw camel/non-homogenised pasteurized heavy cream added at last just before switching off gas flame/stove-top burner/hot plate/electric stove/gas oven/microwave oven/convectional microwave oven/toaster oven/grill depending on available cooking device).
As we have seen above, raw milk is versatile ingredient that can be used in many different dishes from cheese making to smoothies to soups. Its nutritional value cannot be overlooked either as it contains good fats such as omega-3 fatty acids which helps lower inflammation levels throughout our body aiding better digestion & assimilation of food alongwith boosting our immune system helping us fight various diseases naturally. Be sure to experiment with these recipes or create your own using this amazing ingredient!