Some things in life are irreplaceable, and that includes milk. One of the best sources of vitamin D, essential minerals, calcium, proteins and so on, milk is considered a vital food necessary for strong bones and healthy skin. And everything you hold dear including butter, cheese, ice creams, sweet-sour yoghurts moisturisers and even skin packs, is made from milk. But despite its good nature and health benefits, milk isn't something that everyone loves. Sometimes it's the smell, while other times, it's the taste.
Now your olfactory senses might not be missing out on a lot, but your body is. So let's meet midway. Say yes to these 5 delightful milk-based recipes that are delicious and healthy.
1. Milk Soda
If life gives you milk, well just add some fizz, a few flavours and a handful of ice to make it better for everybody.
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This easy to make summer cooler is the final solution to all those milk-related problems you've been complaining about for quite a while now. But wait till you hear the best part; Milk soda is so versatile that you can use anything from chia seeds to a bunch of fruits to literally any flavoured squash and still end up with a yummy beverage.
2. Apple Rabdi
From all the Indian sweets that you can make at home, Apple Rabdi is by far the most innovative and comparatively easier to whip up with milk.
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While Apple will take care of the nice texture, milk and nuts will add vital nutrients and essential oils our body and skin need. And let's face it, you get a delish dessert.
Although if your tongue is also doubtful about this apple-milk medley, rest assured this dish is a tested combination of flavours that you'll definitely love, especially for all the people who absolutely hate milk.
3. Cake Rusk
When the sweet aromatic flavours of a sponge cake can be devoured with an agreeable crunch of a plain rusk, a symphony thus created is what most foodies live for.
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And guess what, even here milk is one of the base ingredients to the recipe. Originally Cake Rusk requires baking but I've found the perfect tutorial that teaches you how to cook it without an oven in the house. Yes, not only do you get a bake-free dessert at home but also a convenient alternative for tedious cakes.
4. Vanilla Ice cream
Did you think I was going to leave out ice-creams from the list of milk-based recipes you can easily make at home?
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Looks like I've done my homework and it's time for you to make the best of my little effort too. I know some you hate milk but you'd have to be a psychopath to hate ice creams. This particular YouTube tutorial for ice cream at home is one of chef Kunak Kapur's easiest recipes that you can follow.
5. Mango Milkshake
Straight from Alyona Kapoor's kitchen to yours, a healthier avatar of your basic mango shake is here.
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While all the milkshakes can do the trick but there is something personal about mango milkshakes that bring families together. Note that this is a low-calorie milkshake that will not only satiate your mango cravings but also take care of your skin and waist inches.
It's time to meet the long hated milk halfway!
Q. What is the best Indian milk-based recipe?
A. Rabri is the best milk-based recipe that is Indian.
Q. What are Indian snacks made from milk?
A. Kulfi, ras malai are some of the best Indian snacks made from milk.