By Pantry Chef Starkey on January 27, 2004
Photo by Dine & Dish
Photo by Dine & Dish
"Want to know how to get kids to drink milk?"
Serving Size: 1 (261 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"We can't seem to find the vanilla milk that Horizon makes anymore (and that my daughter loves), so we found this recipe. Good advice about the alcohol level of real vanilla extract, it's pretty significant. I found Pure Vanilla Flavor Alcohol Free from Trader Joe's. We put 2 teaspoons in, not one. Good!"
"Simply deelicious. I used soy milk with just a touch of sugar since it was already pretty sweet on its own. I also had this hot! It's wonderful as a hot drink. Mmm! Thanks!"
"This was very good! I did use 1/2 tsp. imitation vanilla because thats all I had and i boiled the milk and it was great. Tasted exactly like starbucks steamed milk!! Will make again!!"
"My 5 year old just thought this milk was strange tasting. My husband thought it was ok. I thought it had potential to taste like snow cream! I would make this for myself but next time I will put it in my magic bullet with a little more splenda (about 1/2 tbs. more) with some ice. Good flavor to me...just would like a little sweeter with some ice to make like snow crea (one of my childhood favs)!!"
"My son has loved this for a long time, but I always use imitation vanilla for him (and a little nutmeg too) He likes it warm before bedtime."
"I have been doing this for years but have never added sugar. My kids also like coconut extract in place of the vanilla - yum!"
"wow! I have hated plain milk pretty much my entire life and could never drink a glass by itself. this recipe changes that! I can drink this whole glass and actually LOVE it! tastes like a vanilla milk shake. great stuff! thanks for a keeper!"
"This is great hot, it's like a steamer. Not just for kids!!"
"Pretty good stuff. I just made this for myself to try. I'll stick to the sugar free chocolate milk mix for my kids, and I doubt I'll make this again. But it was worth trying!"
"Made this milk to use in Peachy Peach smoothie #134652. My husband and granddaughter both had a glass of this milk and really liked it. Thanks Pantry Chef Starkey. Bullwinkle."
"BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS RECIPE!!! On average, natural vanilla extract is 72 proof, or 36% alcohol. 1 teaspoon of this concoction to a 30lb. 2-year-old is the same as 2-1/3 shots of booze to a 200lb. adult! Or, a sing;e shot to a 65lb kid... Of course they are gonna be happy, they'll be looped!"
"This recipe is good, but I changed it up. I add a very little bit of cinnamon, a dash of salt (don't knock it till u try it), and I substituted regular sugar for half the amount of brown sugar. The cinnamon gave it a little kick, and the salt made it so it wouldn't be to sweet."
"the note about getting kids drunk on vanilla extract is entirely inaccurate. 1 tsp of vanilla is 1/9th of a shot of alcohol, and vanilla extract is less alcohol by volume than a shot of vodka for instance. 1 teaspoons of alcohol to a 35lb kid is about the equivalent of 1/2 a shot of alcohol to a 150lb person (which is then diluted in a quart of milk).
Even two teaspoons in this quantity of milk might just make your kid a little sleepy, if that."
"This is soooo yummy! I love vanilla milk and this is just perfect. I used an alcohol free vanilla extract (not imitation) and a packet of Truvia."
"I was not too crazy about this, even my three year old was like -"un uhh, just give me my reg milk". Most of all, I really did't like the after taste. Over all the drink wasn't gross, just not real good."
"This was great! I usally have Hot Vanilla Recipe #148674 so when I found this recipe I knew I would like it! Thanks so much for it! "
"I doubled this recipe and put it in the blender with a little ice to make it extra frothy! Very good! Kids drank it right up! YUM! Thank you for posting this idea!"
"This is really good. I'm not much of a milk drinker, but I drank a cup of this and enjoyed it very much. I think it tastes very similar to a vanilla shake. "
"Yummy...this is better than chocolate milk."
"Something fun the kids enjoyed. Thanks for sharing!"