Oh my goodness!! I am so excited about this! Cereal milk. It's stupid simple. It's a little ridiculous. It really doesn't deserve a "recipe". But it's sssoooo fun and out of the ordinary that I felt like I had to share it. Because CEREAL MILK!! And I absolutely loved all of the pictures. Who knew cereal was so stinking pretty??
While getting lunch with a friend at a really cool new restaurant, I saw bottled cereal milk being sold. I couldn't get the idea out of my head. I mean, it's genius! In high school, the leftover milk from my cereal was my FAVORITE part. It's like the last sugary sip of a caramel macchiato, the top of a muffin, or the last bite of the bottom of a McDonald's ice cream cone. The best things in life...My husband, Isaac, thinks the idea of cereal milk is disgusting. Of course he would--he dumps his leftover milk down the drain. He just doesn't get it. How are we so different and yet married?!
Now I have to be honest. I haven't bought a box of cereal since last summer sometime. I mean, I absolutely love cereal (I've talked about how I love eating soggy cereal in a past post), but Isaac and I tend to stick with oatmeal since it's so versatile and it keeps us fuller longer. Cereal just doesn't have much staying power for me. It's more of a late snack food. I bought several boxes of cereal for this recipe post and I am not disappointed at all about needing to eat up what's leftover. I know, life is rough for me.
For this "recipe"--if I'm allowed to call it that--all you need is your favorite box of cereal and your milk of choice. I must say that almond milk and soy milk are the top choices since they are already sweeter to begin with, but, hey, we are all entitled to our own opinions. And if I were really honest, I wish I liked regular cow's milk. Whichever milk suits you, add 1.5 cups of milk to 1 cup of cereal and allow it to set for 15-20 minutes or so. If you're using a crunchy cereal like Oh's (probably the best cereal ever made), you may need to go longer. Once your milk has "steeped," place a colander with small holes over a large enough bowl and pour the cereal/milk mixture into the colander to strain. If you get chunks of cereal in your milk, put a coffee filter in your colander and strain it again. Viola! Delicious cereal milk! Put your milk in a container and store in the fridge for future milk-drinking goodness. Or maybe even for some smoothie/shake-making. You can decide how you want to eat it.
So, if you're like me and you haven't gotten cereal in a while, head on over to the store to get a box. Or two. Or maybe even three...Okay, don't do that--that would be a little ridiculous. But you get the idea :-)