Comfort food: milk soup

Milk soup.

Milk soup.

All my flatmates have colds, so I’ve been asking my students about Polish home remedies for coughs. One of my students mentioned garlic mixed with hot milk. Which sounded gross at first, but then I realized it reminded me of a childhood cold remedy: milk soup. While it’s very simple— just warm milk and a bit of butter, with noodles— it was one of my favorite comfort foods as a child. (And it might be the reason why I still love noodles, to this day…)

Between my cough and my sick flatmates, I decided to give the garlic a shot. So I diced it, sautéed the garlic and topped the soup with it. It was actually pretty good— the tangy garlic a nice contrast to the buttery flavor of the milk.

One note: if you use non-dairy milk, I recommend rice milk, or, almond milk. And be certain to get unsweetened, unflavored milk!

ingredients

Ingredients

handful of spaghetti noodles

2 cups milk (dairy or unsweetened non-dairy)

1 tablespoon butter (if vegan, I recommend Earth Balance)

salt to taste

2 cloves diced/minced garlic (optional)

1. Cook the noodles in boiling water.

2. While the noodles are cooking, heat the milk in a pan. Keep an eye on it, as milk can easily boil over.

3. Drain and rinse the noodles, then add to the milk.

4. Top with butter and salt, and serve hot.

If you’re using garlic: mince or dice the garlic, then saute in butter for a few minutes, then add to the milk.

 

Comfort food: milk soup

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

handful of spaghetti noodles

2 cups milk (dairy or unsweetened non-dairy)

1 tablespoon butter (if vegan, I recommend Earth Balance)

salt to taste

2 cloves diced/minced garlic (optional)

1. Cook the noodles in boiling water.

2. While the noodles are cooking, heat the milk in a pan. Keep an eye on it, as milk can easily boil over.

3. Drain and rinse the noodles, then add to the milk.

4. Top with butter and salt, and serve hot.

If you’re using garlic: mince or dice the garlic, then saute in butter for a few minutes, then add to the milk.

 

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2 responses to “Comfort food: milk soup

  1. What a neat idea! I’ve never heard of milk soup, but now that I think about it, it must work pretty well! I think I’ll try this out with soy milk. Should be perfect for this winter weather. Thanks 🙂

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