National Milk Day on January 11 commemorates the day that many think the first milk deliveries in glass bottles began in the United States. Alexander Campbell of the New York Dairy Company professed to the New York State Senate that his company was the first to make these deliveries in 1878.
In 1915, The International Association of Milk Inspectors submitted a request to Congress in October of 1915 for a resolution naming an observance of National Milk Day. A date was not suggested in their request. No record that the incoming Congress ever presented a resolution for National Milk Day has been found, nor did incoming President Woodrow Wilson ever declare the day.
Regardless, it’s a day to celebrate milk and a good excuse to have a milkshake!
This recipe is inspired from the sweet and salty dessert of the same name.
- Caramel Sauce for Skillet-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 small banana, sliced lengthwise
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 scoop coffee ice cream
- 4 pretzels
- Lightly sweetened whipped cream
- Sugar, for sprinkling
- Dip rim of a tall glass in caramel. Place glass in freezer while preparing milkshake.
- Blend vanilla ice cream and milk until thick but pourable. Add 1/2 of the banana and pulse to combine.
- Sprinkle remaining banana slices with sugar; using a hand-held kitchen torch, caramelize the bananas.
- Spread some caramel sauce on the inside of the prepared glass. Add coffee ice cream. Drizzle with more caramel sauce and break 2 pretzels into glass. Top with milkshake; do not fill to the top of the glass or it will overflow when toppings are added. Pipe on whipped cream, as desired. Top with bruleed banana, more caramel sauce, and pretzels also dipped in caramel. Serve with a straw, a bowl and a spoon.
— The United States and Australia are the world’s largest exporters of milk and milk products.
— Throughout the world, there are more than 6 billion consumers of milk and milk products.
— In the Middle Ages, milk was called the virtuous white liquor because alcoholic beverages were more reliable than water.
— 1884 – American Doctor Hervey Thatcher of New York City, developed the first modern glass milk bottle, called ‘Thatcher’s Common Sense Milk Jar,’ which was sealed with a waxed paper disk. Later, in 1932, plastic-coated paper milk cartons were introduced commercially as a consequence of their invention by Victor W. Farris.
— The females of all mammal species can by definition produce milk, but cow milk dominates commercial production. In 2011, FAO estimates 85% of all milk worldwide was produced from cows.
— Aside from cattle, many kinds of livestock provide milk used by humans for dairy products. These animals include buffalo, goat, sheep, camel, donkey, horse, reindeer and yak.
— Milk is processed into a variety of dairy products such as cream, butter, yogurt, kefir, ice cream and cheese.
— Modern industrial processes use milk to produce casein, whey protein, lactose, condensed milk, powdered milk and many other food-additive and industrial products.
— World Milk Day is celebrated on June 1.
The Top 7 Dairy Cow Breeds are:
- Brown Swiss
- Milking Shorthorns aka Durhams
- Dutch Belted