Momofuku Milk Bar's Cereal Milk Recipe

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Gabriele Stabile and Mark Ibol

Christina Tosi's Cereal Milk brings that none too fancy morning breakfast combo into the pastry kitchen by turning toasted cornflakes steeped in milk into the base for ice cream, panna cotta and ice cream pies.

Note: Toasting the cornflakes before steeping them deepens the flavor of the milk. Taste your cereal milk after you make it. If you want it a little sweeter, don't be shy; add a little more brown sugar. If you want a more mellow cereal milk, add a splash of fresh milk and a pinch of salt.

Reprinted with permission from Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi. Copyright © 2011. Published by Clarkson Potter. Available wherever books are sold. All rights reserved.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups (100gcornflakes

  • 3 3/4 cups (825gmilk

  • 2 tablespoons (30g) light brown sugar, tightly packed

  • 1/4 teaspoon (1gkosher salt

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 300°F.

  2. Spread the cornflakes on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly toasted. Cool completely.

  3. Transfer the cooled cornflakes to a large pitcher. Pour the milk into the pitcher and stir vigorously. Let steep for 20 minutes at room temperature.

  4. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, collecting the milk in a medium bowl. The milk will drain off quickly at first, then become thicker and starchy toward the end of the straining process. Using the back of a ladle (or your hand), wring the milk out of the cornflakes, but do not force the mushy cornflakes through the sieve. (We compost the cornflake remains or take them home to our dogs!)

  5. Whisk the brown sugar and salt into the milk until fully dissolved. Store in a clean pitcher or glass milk jug, refrigerated, for up to 1 week.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
221 Calories
4g Fat
38g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 221
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 255mg 20%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 341mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)