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January 21, 2010 12:17 PM   Subscribe

I need recipes that use a lot of milk and transport well.

I am afflicted with friends who insist on giving me things every time I stop by their home. Last time I dropped by they gave me a 1/2 gallon of milk (I didn't say the gifts made sense). Being polite, and not wanting to look the gift cow in the mouth, I accepted. However, I'm not much of a milk drinker. Is there some sort of baked good or other treat I can make for them that uses a lot of this stuff? I also have an 8lb can of strawberry jam (that's a whole different story) sitting in my pantry, so recipes that combine these two products in abundance are more than welcome.
posted by Panjandrum to Food & Drink (14 answers total)
posted by NoraReed at 12:24 PM on January 21, 2010

Just got to pipe in to recommend dulce de leche. Best way I've ever discovered for using a lot of milk. Alton Brown's recipe is easy.
posted by General Malaise at 12:26 PM on January 21, 2010

Perhaps a butload of mashed potatoes? Everyone loves mashed potatoes... Unless you are allergic. :D

If you eat meat and like food that looks like vomit, you could try creamed chipped beef on toast. I used to love it when I was a kid, but now I'm a crazy vegetarian.

There are also lots of recipes online for ice cream without an ice cream maker. You might be able to use the jam in that?

Hope that helps!
posted by Lizsterr at 12:34 PM on January 21, 2010

Best answer: Panna cotta, for both the milk and the jam!
posted by cocoagirl at 12:41 PM on January 21, 2010 [1 favorite]

Flan! I recently made this from scratch and it was awesome!
posted by boomcha76 at 12:56 PM on January 21, 2010

Dulce de leche!
posted by beepbeepboopboop at 1:11 PM on January 21, 2010

I am also not a milk lover. However, homemade macaroni and cheese is delicious! Here is a recipe that uses 5 1/2 cups of milk! Otherwise, my lower fat recipe uses about 2 to 2 1/2 cups of milk per pound of pasta...that could use some of it up.

Also, muffins usually have milk in them. You could make a bunch of strawberry muffins (using the jam), and then you could even freeze them for later consumption. I think with the muffins you'd want to adjust some of the liquid to account for the wetness of the strawberry jam. Or pancakes with strawberry syrup.
posted by fyrebelley at 1:21 PM on January 21, 2010

Bread Pudding
posted by mkb at 1:33 PM on January 21, 2010

posted by LN at 2:14 PM on January 21, 2010

Best answer: Cheesecake will use about a cup or 2 of milk, and you can use the jam to swirl into it or put on top.
posted by CathyG at 2:26 PM on January 21, 2010

Here's a cheesecake that uses 4 cups of milk.
posted by CathyG at 2:30 PM on January 21, 2010

This macaroni and cheese uses 5 1/2 cups of milk, but also requires lots of expensive cheese (though I subbed cheap Swiss for the Gruyere).
posted by sa3z at 2:31 PM on January 21, 2010

How about making cheese with it? There are soft cheeses that don't have to be aged, and I don't get the impression that they're all that hard to do. Mozzarella, for example.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 2:58 PM on January 21, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks, everybody for the great suggestions! I'm going with the laziest route and making everyone I know panna cotta with copious amounts of jam. Now I'm off to wash down a PBJ with a glass of frosty white.
posted by Panjandrum at 9:39 AM on January 22, 2010

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