Whether you’re using it in a recipe, dunking your cookies into it or just drinking it, milk is an important ingredient in a lot of recipes!

Milk being poured into a pan

What is milk?

A white, liquidy substance that is produced from the mammary glands of mammals, milk is a great source of nutrition. Milk that humans consume is most commonly produced from cows, however other animals like goats, buffalo, sheep camels and donkeys also produce milk consumed by humans.

Dairy milk has lactose in it, which is an allergen to a lot of people. There are non dairy alternatives that are more suitable for lactose intolerant people. These alternatives include:

  • soy milk
  • almond milk
  • cashew milk
  • oat milk
  • coconut milk
  • rice milk

Milk is used to make all types of recipes. It is one of the main ingredients in cheese like this homemade mozzarella cheese recipe, and butter. Coffee drinks are very commonly made with it. Here are a few of our favorites:

It is also used in many baked goods like cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more! Here are some of our favorites:

But it’s not limited to just sweets and drinks! It’s actually used in a lot of savory recipes too. These are some of the best:

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