FRISCO, Texas (June 1, 2023) -Every year on June 1, World Milk Day is celebrated to recognize milk’s importance in a nutritional diet and raise awareness about the dairy industry. Since 2001 this day has brought opportunities to continue the conversation about this highly nutritious food.
Milk is a complete food that is comprised of various nutrients such as calcium, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is vital for growth and development in children while maintaining bone health and preventing osteoporosis in adults.
More importantly,milk is brought to us by the hardworking people in the dairy industry. From farm to plant to shelf, milk’s journey is as essential as it is for our health.
Here are some ways to celebrate World Milk Day:
• Drink Milk – Raise a glass
• Visit a Dairy Farm – Learn about the hard work that goes into producing milk
• Make Dairy-Based Recipes – Dairy is a versatile addition to a variety of recipes
• Support Dairy Farmers – Don’t forget to shop local
• Attend a June Dairy Month Breakfast – Local farms host breakfasts to celebrate
As the weather is beginning to get warmer, try this Mascarpone Ice Cream from our Ever.Ag team member!
Mascarpone Ice Cream
• 1 1⁄2 cups whole milk
• 2 1⁄4 cups sugar
• 1 1⁄2 tsp. unflavored powdered gelatin
• 1 cup mascarpone
• Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
• 1⁄3 cup rolled oats
• 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
• 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
• 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
• 2 tsp. honey
• 4 apricots, halved and pitted
• 1 cup raspberries, halved lengthwise
In a small saucepan, whisk the milk with 1⁄4 cup sugar and the gelatin and let stand for 5 minutes. Warm the milk over medium heat, whisking, until the sugar and gelatin dissolve. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the mascarpone and lemon zest until smooth. Pour the ice cream base into a bowl and let cool to room temperature. Pour the base into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Scrape the ice cream into a container and freeze until set, at least 4 hours.
Heat the oven to 350°. In a small food processor, pulse the oats until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl along with the flour and salt, then add the butter and honey and rub the mixture with your fingers until it forms crumbles. Spread the crumbles on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Transfer the baking sheet to a rack, let the granola cool completely, and crush into small crumbles.
In a small saucepan, combine the remaining 2 cups sugar with 1 cup water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pour the syrup into a medium bowl, submerge the apricots in the syrup, and let the syrup cool completely. Chill the apricots in the syrup for at least 4 hours or overnight.
To serve, divide the raspberries among 4 chilled serving plates or bowls and arrange two apricot halves in the center of each (discard the syrup or save for another use). Place a scoop of the mascarpone ice cream next to the fruit and sprinkle with some of the granola crumbles before serving.
At Ever.Ag, our history is rooted in Dairy. World Milk Day kicks off our June Dairy Month Dairy Heroes series. We will recognize those who contribute to the various steps along the dairy supply chain.
Stay tuned to learn about the people who feed our growing world.
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