This post is sponsored by Milk. Love Whats Real, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
At the beginning of every year, I feature a New Year’s Swap. Something small that I am swapping out for a more conscientious option. For example, swapping a breakfast donut for a bowl of oatmeal. Or swapping a streamed episode on the couch with a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood. Little changes can make a big impact. But there is one swap I will not be making… I will not be replacing the real milks in my refrigerator. Seriously, why mess with perfection?! I am a whole milk loyalist, through and through, so today I will be showing you a fun way to enjoy dairy and add a little decadence to your week with my Milk & Cookies Pairing Guide.
I have and always will be a real milk enthusiast. In my view, nothing beats a cold glass of whole milk to start the day off on the right foot. Well, okay, maybe a cold glass of whole chocolate milk could beat it. How do you like to enjoy a cold glass of milk? I bet it’s with some sugary treats. That’s why today, I am pairing these two perfect liquids each with a set of complimentary cookies. And you thought you could only do this with wines and cheeses, eh?! Let’s get down to the delicious details…
Whole Milk + Raspberry Linzer & Italian Wedding Cookies
With Valentine’s Day ideas in mind, I am going to let you in on a fabulous way to unwind. Whole Milk & Cookies pairing while in a bubble bath! Wait, did you just hear every mom around the world scream “Hell yeah!” at the top of their lungs?! Seriously, I am going to forego the champagne and pour myself a beautiful glass of whole milk. And I am pairing the milk with Raspberry Linzer and Italian Wedding Cookies. These are romantic and sweet cookies that are delightful when washed down with a chilly glass of whole milk. Best of all, with the serving of dairy milk instead of champagne, you are keeping wholesome, simple, and minimally processed. Seriously did you realize real milk features just three ingredients of milk, vitamin A, and Vitamin D?! Not a bad way to enjoy an indulgent bubble bath if you ask me.
Whole Chocolate Milk + Almond Biscotti & Almondine Cookies
Another time that I love to enjoy real dairy is when I am either home sick or at home with a sick kid. But as any parent knows all too well, these two instances often occur at the same time. So while I and my little one cuddle up on the couch to recover, we like to have some chocolate milk and cookies. I like to pair it with lighter Almond Biscotti and Almondine cookies. And trust me, the combination of the chocolate with the almond flavors is absolutely divine (especially if you are under the weather). And since whole chocolate milk is real milk, it is a top source for the three nutrients most likely to be missing from kids’ diets – calcium, vitamin D, and potassium. Plus, it has 8 grams of protein in every 8 ounce glass, so I can ensure my kid is getting the nutrients she needs while home sick.
So there you have it! Two of my favorite ways to enjoy real milk. What are your favorite milk and cookie pairings? Shout them out in the comments section below and make sure to pick up real dairy milk at your local Kroger. Visit this website to learn more about the different types of real milk for you and your family!