10 delicious recipes for World Milk Day

June 1, 2022 (Last Updated: May 27, 2022)
World milk day 2022

World milk day takes place every year on the 1 June to to acknowledge the dairy sector and recognise the importance of milk as a global food.  This year’s theme focuses on the dairy sector’s efforts to reduce its impact on the environment. Learn more about World Milk Day on their website.

In recognition of World Milk Day 2022, we’ve rustled together 10 udderly delicious recipes for you that feature the star ingredient, milk.

Rice pudding

Rice pudding is a traditional Indian dessert made by slowly cooking rice with milk and flavourings until its rich and creamy. We marbled ours with rose petal jam and pistachios for a Middle Eastern spin.

Rice pudding with rose petal jam



Quiche is a very versatile dish that works just as well for picnics and lunch-boxes as it does for dinner. Although we made ours with seasonal roasted veggies, feel free to use whatever topping you like, such as spinach, feta, bacon or chicken.

Roasted veggie deep quiche


Dalgona coffee

This creamy whipped coffee is delicious swirled into warm milk or enjoyed iced coffee style – whichever tickles your fancy!

How to make dalgona coffee


Homemade cheese

Did you know that basic cheeses can be made using only milk and an acid? Milk is heated and curdled using either vinegar or lemon juice, after which the curds are strained out and pressed. Ricotta and paneer are both prepared following this method, and we have guides to show you exactly how to make them at home.

Home-Made Ricotta with Honey, Pepper and Farm-Style Bread

How to make Homemade Paneer


Bechamel sauce

Bechamel, also known as white sauce, is a simple creamy sauce made using butter, flour and milk. It is incredibly diverse and is most often used in creamy bakes, veggie sides (like creamed spinach), mac & cheese and lasagne. Learn how to master classic bechamel sauce with our recipe below!

Classic Beef Lasagne



What is a milkshake without the milk? We recreated the five-dollar milkshake from Quentin Tarantino’s famous film Pulp Fiction and, let us tell you, it’s pretty darn delicious!

The five-dollar vanilla milkshake


Milk bread

Milk bread is a soft and fluffy bread originating from Japan. Unlike other recipes, this loaf uses milk and milk powder which gives it a sweeter, creamier flavour. The first step in milk bread is to prepare a tangzhong, a paste of milk, flour and water, which gives this bread its characteristic fluffy texture.

Hokkaido Japanese Milk bread


Milk alternatives

Nowadays, there are so many different forms of milk and milk alternatives available. Learn how to make your own dairy-free and vegan nut milks with our simple guide.

Try these homemade Nut milks!


Milk tart

Last, but definitely not least, is milk tart! We’ve given this classic South African dessert a modern twist by using phyllo pastry to make a crisp golden tart shell. Infused with almond extract and topped with sweet slices of pear, this is milk tart like you’ve never had it before!

Pear and phyllo pastry milk tart


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