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White Menudo Soup, a perfect meal in a bowl!

White Menudo Soup White Menudo is really easy to make, this authentic soup form the State of Sinaloa in Mexico uses few ingredients but it is packed with a lot of flavors rendering a very earthy meal in a bowl. One thing that I remember from my childhood was how my mother used to cook...

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Chile de Arbol Salsa Recipe

This Chile de Arbol Salsa is very spicy, as the arbol chile pepper brings a lot of heat with it. The mixture of tomatillos and tomatoes creates a bright salsa with a slightly tangy taste, and the addition of cilantro gives it a fresh flavor. Chile de Arbol Salsa Recipe This is a different type...

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Enchiladas Potosinas Recipe paired with Klass Horchata

This post has been made in collaboration with Klasstime, recipe and opinions are 100% my own. This recipe is for an interesting and colorful regional dish: Enchiladas Potosinas. It has a few very simple ingredients, and is great to make for entertaining! Enchiladas Potosinas with Horchata with Klass There are several states and regions throughout...

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Chicharrones in Red Guajillo Salsa & Nopales

Easy and tasty  Chicharrones in Red Guajillo Salsa with Nopales-Pork Cracklings in Guajillo sauce with Nopales. You will love the taste! Pork crackling or pork rinds are known as chicharrones in Mexico; we cook them in many different ways. These deep-fried pork skins need to be softened first to be able to enjoy in a...

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Steamed Purslane Recipe

Quick and easy Purslane recipe to enjoy all the benefits it has to offer. The Purslane plant is considered a weed in some many places, and since it grows almost everywhere, you can see it rising through the pavement cracks in the parking lots and sidewalks, or small grass patched next to the footpaths. PURSLANE...

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Creamy Corn Soup Recipe

This delicate Creamy Corn Soup is impressible easy to make and is the perfect soul-warming soup. No wonder corn is the base of our gastronomy in Mexico; we use it to make sweet and savory meals, as well as desserts and drinks. MEXICAN CREAMY CORN SOUP As I was looking through the recipes on the...

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Easy Mexican Ground Beef Recipe

This Easy Mexican Ground Beef recipe is also quick to make; you can make it in a matter of minutes and its packed with lots of flavors. You can use it for tacos, burritos or just serve with warm tortillas and rice. EASY MEXICAN GROUND BEEF RECIPE I’m sure many people have a pound of...

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Ancho-Arbol Chile Pepper Salsa

This Ancho-Arbol Chile Pepper Salsa is excellent for those that love spicy sauces. You can adjust the spiciness by adding more Ancho peppers and reducing the amount of Arbol peppers. It is an easy recipe, and it lasts up to 4 days in your fridge. This salsa freezes very well, too. Enjoy this amazingly easy...

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Stuffed Squash Blossoms

A recipe my mom told me on the phone some years ago inspire these fried stuffed squash blossoms. I added a little twist to this tasty appetizer by combining a little Serrano pepper and onion to the Ricotta mix. Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms Cooking with Squash blossoms is more common in Central Mexico during the...

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Flavored Milk

This is a sponsored campaign in partnership with Milk Life Lo Que Nos Hace Fuertes. #FuertesConLeche #Milk

“Lechitas Frías”, as these drinks are often known in the Mexican State of Tabasco (in the southeast of the country), are a delicious and refreshing combination of milk with vanilla and cinnamon. It is a milk-based drink that is very popular and is sold in houses or in eateries (called “cenadurías” in Mexico). It’s a perfect “merienda” snack option for kids!

“Lechitas Frías”, as these drinks are often known in the Mexican State of Tabasco (in the southeast of the country), are a delicious and refreshing combination of milk with vanilla and cinnamon. It is a milk-based drink that is very popular, and is sold in houses or in eateries (called “cenadurías” in Mexico). It’s a perfect “merienda” snack option for kids!

These flavored milks that are sold in Tabascan, homes are usually prepared by housewives, who put up signs in front of the house indicating that they sell flavored milks. These drinks are frequently sold in small plastic bags, and the majority of the customers that buy these drinks are children that pass by when they get out from school. They’ll stop by to purchase them so they can enjoy a snack before their main meal, as well as to mitigate the exhausting midday heat. In Tabasco, the heat can easily top 100º Fahrenheit and 100% humidity during the summer months.

This vanilla and cinnamon-flavored milk drink is also sold in small eateries (cenadurías), where it is enjoyed by patrons that like drinking it along with the delicious local antojitos like Tacos de Chochinita, Enchiladas, or Tamales. It’s very common to see people enjoying their dinner with a glass or bottle of these Lechitas Frías.

VANILLA – CINNAMON MILK

I lived in Tabasco for 6 years, and even today I still like making these Lechitas Frias at home and serving them ice-cold; even my grown-up son likes them! It is a different way of enjoying a cold glass of milk.

It’s sad to realize that nowadays 1 in 2 children over 9, are missing out on the important nutrients that they need to grow, including calcium, potassium, and vitamin D (and more than half of children under 9 are missing out on potassium and vitamin D). As a Latina mother, I wonder if the children in my family are among them.

The importance of fresh milk (subtitled ENG) - YouTube
I know that as mothers we are always thinking about how we can give our kids better meals and balance their diets, and we’re always looking for quality products, but sometimes without knowing it we can leave some details overlooked, and our kids end up missing out on the nutrients they need. Something as simple as giving them a glass of cold milk with each meal (like our moms and grandmothers used to do) can help our children get those necessary nutrients.

Milk is the primary food source of calcium, vitamin D, and potassium, but the reality is that kids these days are not drinking enough. In fact, most kids no longer consume the daily-recommended servings of milk, according to the CDC and other health organizations.

Vanilla & Cinnamon Flavored Milk

Milk is a simple and delicious way to help your kids get natural protein and nutrients that they need to grow up strong. And it’s something that they love! Giving them a glass of milk will be something that you won’t have to struggle to do.

Here are some other ways my family and I use more milk in our daily lives: Banana Milk Smoothie, Milk Pie, White Atole with Milk, Champurrado, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Pastel de Tres Leches, and Mexican Rice Pudding. And of course, I also like it with my afternoon coffee!

For more information on how much milk your kids need, and ideas for how to give it to them, visit https://fuertesconleche.com/nutricion/dales-mas-leche

So, pour more milk in those glasses, get creative, and add other flavors to enjoy it! Also, for all you chocolate lovers, I’m including the ingredients and instructions for making chocolate-flavored Lechitas. Vanilla Milk & Chocolate Milk. Enjoy!

VANILLA–CINNAMON FLAVORED MILK

Makes 4 servings (1 cup each)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups of milk
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ Cinnamon stick
  • 1½ tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp. cocoa powder (optional, see instructions for chocolate flavor below)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR FLAVORED MILK:

  1. Place the sugar and three cups of milk in a medium-size saucepan with the cinnamon stick. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  2. Once the milk starts boiling, reduce the heat to low. Gently simmer the milk for 10 minutes so that it can be infused with the cinnamon flavor.
  3. While the milk is simmering, mix the tablespoon of cornstarch and the remaining cup of milk in a bowl. Mix well, making sure that there are no lumps in the milk.
  4. Pour the milk-cornstarch mixture and the vanilla extract into the simmering milk. Turn the heat to medium-high and simmer for 6-8 more minutes.
  5. Allow the Flavored milk to come to room temperature, and then pour it into small bottles to be refrigerated. This drink tastes better when served cold!
CHOCOLATE FLAVORED MILK

– To make the chocolate flavored milk, mix the cocoa powder along with the milk and cornstarch in step 3.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for Flavored Milk as much as we do at home.

VANILLA–CINNAMON FLAVORED MILK

Flavored milk, a quick and easy recipe to make Vanilla-Cinnamon Flavored Milk & Chocolate Milk. Kids love it! Add it to your coffee too!

  • 4 cups of milk
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ Cinnamon stick
  • 1½ tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp. cocoa powder (optional, see instructions for chocolate flavor below)
  1. Place the sugar and three cups of milk in a medium-size saucepan with the cinnamon stick. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  2. Once the milk starts boiling, reduce the heat to low. Gently simmer the milk for 10 minutes so that it can be infused with the cinnamon flavor.
  3. While the milk is simmering, mix the tablespoon of cornstarch and the remaining cup of milk in a bowl. Mix well, making sure that there are no lumps in the milk.
  4. Pour the milk-cornstarch mixture and the vanilla extract into the simmering milk. Turn the heat to medium-high and simmer for 6-8 more minutes.
  5. Allow the Flavored milk to come to room temperature, and then pour it into small bottles to be refrigerated. This drink tastes better when served cold!
CHOCOLATE FLAVORED MILK
  1. – To make the chocolate flavored milk, mix the cocoa powder along with the milk and cornstarch in step 3.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Flavored Milk as much as we do at home.

    Maybe you will also like the Agua de Horchata Recipe.

    How do you like to drink your milk?

    PS. Add this flavored milk to your cup of coffee, it’s delicious!

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