Milk

Using milk

Versatile milk. Whether it’s served hot or cold, plain, frothy, thick, thin or with whipped cream on top, there’s no doubt milk is the essential component of so many drinks we enjoy everyday. 

Here are some tips for making the classics!

Iced Coffee

Pour a shot of espresso (sweetened to taste) over a tall glass half-filled with ice, top with a scoop of ice cream and fill with ice-cold milk. Add a swirl of cream if you like, and sprinkle with chocolate powder or cinnamon.

If you have leftover brewed coffee, sweeten to taste and chill until your next iced coffee.

Iced Mocha

Just add a couple teaspoons of chocolate syrup, powder or paste to a standard iced coffee.

Iced Chocolate

For an indulgent iced chocolate, generously squeeze chocolate paste around the inside of a tall glass. Add ice and top with a scoop of ice cream then fill with milk!

To make chocolate paste just whip up three parts drinking chocolate to one part water and store in a squeeze bottle.

Chocolate paste can be used as the base for all chocolate milk drinks either hot or cold.

Milkshakes

For the best ever milkshakes just fill a milkshake container or blender with 300ml of chilled milk. Add 60ml (three tablespoons) flavouring of your choice and two scoops of ice cream. For a smooth, frothy shake, blend for one to two minutes.

Increase the ice cream quantity of a milkshake, add your favourite syrup and a scoop of ice. Blitz in a blender until you have a  frosty thickshake. Or a thinshake, make with reduced-fat milk and reduced-fat ice cream.

Try one of these tasty flavour combos:

  • Mocha (chocolate and coffee)
  • Blue Heaven
  • Banana-Berry
  • Choc-Caramel
  • Choc-Berry

Twisters

These milkshakes are something else! Twisters combine your favourite flavoured milkshake with (and here’s the secret) scoops of contrasting flavoured ice cream placed in a tall, thin glass. It creates a gorgeous swirled effect in the glass. Garnish with a twist of ‘Ice Magic’.

Try these twisted combinations:

  • Choc-Berry: Two scoops of chocolate ice cream smothered with a strawberry milkshake, topped with chocolate powder.
  • Banana-Berry: Two scoops of strawberry ice cream smothered with a banana milkshake, garnished with a strawberry.
  • Choc-Peppermint: Two scoops of chocolate ice cream smothered with a peppermint milkshake, sprinkled with crushed peppermint crisp.

Smoothies

Delicious milk-based drinks with blended fruit and yogurt added. Very popular in summer when an abundance of fresh fruit creates a velvety thick satisfying experience. Any ripe, soft fruits can be used – bananas, strawberries, mangoes, peaches and apricots, to name a few. Simply place fruit in the blender, add a 200g tub of yogurt and a splash of cold milk and blend until the fruit is smooth. Slowly add extra milk to adjust consistency to taste.

Tired of the same old smoothies? Here are some quick flavours to add to your usual smoothie that really make a difference.

  • Fresh mint or basil leaves (great with berries or mango!)
  • Freshly grated ginger (fabulous with carrot or banana and honey)
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla
  • Chai tea (infuse in water or milk, cool and then add to blender)
  • Malt powder (retro, but delicious with banana or chocolate) 

Fabulous smoothie combinations include:
  • Peach, banana and passionfruit
  • Strawberry, banana and almond
  • Mango, passionfruit and coconut
  • Banana, orange and ginger
  • Mixed berry, mint and chia seed
  • Strawberry and basil

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