Like most kids my daughter is a chocolate milk addict. Whenever she sees it in the store she will beg and plead and bargain for a taste so when we get home I will usually give in and make her a tall glass of creamy goodness. What she doesn’t know is that all these years if me “giving in” and making her favorite treat have been a lie, I have been making her molasses milk all along.
Molasses milk is one of my favorite treats and it has some great benefits too. Just 1 tablespoon contains 20% of the daily recommended daily intake for calcium, 22.5% of the daily recommended daily intake for magnesium and almost 40% of the recommended daily intake for iron. Molasses is also an energy booster and some claim it can even help clear up your skin.
For this simple treat I pour milk into mason jars with 2 tablespoons of molasses and let the kiddo go to town shaking the jar up in a ritual we like to call ‘the shake it don’t break it’ shuffle. You can use any kind of milk, vanilla almond milk is one of my favorites but lately we have been using raw milk from a local farm.
What you need
- Mason jars (if you want to do the ‘shake it don’t break it’ shuffle) or just cups
- Straws (its best to use straws when drinking sweet treats so the sugars bypass your kiddos teeth!)
- 2 tbso molasses per jar
- milk- I used raw milk from a local farm, raw milk is best so if you can I insist you use it
How to make it
- Put your raw milk in the jars
- add molasses
- Shake it don’t break it!