Milk can be found in many recipes. It gives a creamy consistency, can be used to bind ingredients and adds its own unique flavour. In the same way that cows milk can be used in the kitchen, so can mares milk. Although more watery in it’s consistency, there are still many ways the budding chef can utilise the nutty tones to create delicious dishes. Read on to discover our top 5 horse milk recipes.
Banana ‘Ice Cream’
Quick and easy to make, it’s really easy to whip up a batch of banana ice cream during the warmer months. Simply blend ½ of a frozen banana with 1oz or horse milk – or adjust the quantities to suit your needs. You can also use spices such as cinnamon for additional flavour. This healthy treat can be served immediately or frozen for later and is ideal for the entire family.
Looking for a special breakfast treat? Mares milk pancakes are fluffy and can be flavoured with banana for an additional sweetness. All you need to do is blend 1 banana, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons of butter and 1 cup of mare’s milk together in a mixing bowl. Separately, whisk 1 cup of flour, ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Combine the wet and dry ingredients to a slightly lumpy consistency. This can then be fried off for a few minutes each side. Drizzle with honey, mashed banana or sugar and enjoy hot!
There are many different soup recipes that call for milk – all you need to do is substitute cow’s milk for horse milk. Our favourite is broccoli and cheddar cheese soup. Fry off onion and carrot before stirring in garlic too. Add a dash of flour to the pan before adding mustard, nutmeg, a bay leaf and seasoning. Pour in 2 cups of mare’s milk and bring to a simmer. Once thickened, add broccoli and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in grated cheese to taste. Perfect for those cold mornings!
Everyone loves a sweet treat and mares milk has its own particular sweetness. It can be used to make a variety of cakes but the one we’ll mention here is hot milk cake. With just eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, butter and 1 – ¼ cups of mares milk you can create a classic treat for every member of the family.
Hear us out with this final one. Milk is the perfect poaching liquid for chicken, making it succulent and fragrant. There are many recipes out there for milk-cooked chicken, including this one from Jamie Oliver. Simply substitute cows milk for mares milk for an entirely unique flavour.