Much of the country has been under a heat advisory for several days. We hit 105 yesterday in Indianapolis and I just really feel like sticking my head in the freezer. Since June is National Dairy Month, what better way to end the hottest and driest June with a tasty, frosty & frothy milkshake!
Everyone knows (don’t they?) that a milkshake is made with milk and ice cream, plain & simple.
For a boost in flavor, texture, and yes, even some vitamins too – try adding in one or more of the following:
- 1/2 Cup Fresh berries or peeled & sliced peaches
- 1 Tbs Flax Seed
- 1/2 Cup Greek Vanilla Non-Fat Yogurt
- Skim milk instead of 2% of whole
- 1/4 Cup granola or trail mix
- 2 Tbs Peanut Butter or Nutella
- For the kids … food coloring! You can even divide the milkshake, color each differently, then layer into a glass.
Indiana’s Family of Farmers provided me with a bountiful bag of goodies to help my family try many new and familiar dairy treats for National Dairy Month.
I even learned a few things I didn’t know about Indiana’s connection to Dairy …
- There is a dairy farm in each of the 50 states. Indiana has 1500 of them.
- A whopping 98% of Indiana’s dairy farms are family-owned.
- 2012 is the Official Year of the Dairy Cows at the Indiana State Fair.
- Indiana ranks 2nd in the nation in low-fat and regular ice cream production.
And how about these fun facts about cows …
- Cows drink a bathtub-full of water every day!
- Cows can use their sense of smell up to six miles away!
- Cows are creatures of habit and don’t like change. You might hear an impatient “Moo!” to tell the dairy farmer he or she is running late!