I remember the first time my dad made me a bowl of berries and cream. He cut up some strawberries, sprinkled a bit of sugar over the top, and poured cream into the bowl. That’s it. I remember feeling skeptical, not believing that this would actually be something I would want to eat. It seemed too simple, too boring. I mean, he didn’t even whip the cream! But then I took a bite. Heaven. I still love the combination of berries with cream — it’s perfectly sweet and refreshing.
As wonderful as cream is, I rarely have it on hand. Plus, it’s quite rich and decadent and not ideal for daily eating. Milk, on the other hand, is a fridge staple in our house and perfect for everyday, so it’s always there when we want it. And milk is more nutritious than cream, so we can enjoy our berries and milk treat whenever we want! Mixing up vanilla milk for this purpose is easy peasy and tastes wonderful poured over a bowl of berries. We are a super busy family, kids and parents alike, so any recipe that is simple, fast, and nutritional is just what we need, especially in the mornings.
Milk and berries have that creamy yet fresh flavor with just the right amount of sweetness. I would happily feed this to my kids any time they want, especially since it only takes minutes to throw together with ingredients I already have on hand! The berries are good for them, and the protein in the milk — 8 grams in each serving! — gives this recipe a nutritious boost, whether you’re making it for breakfast or as a snack. Plus, my kids love it and always ask for seconds!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Whisk together the milk, vanilla extract and sugar. Add berries to a serving bowl then pour milk over the top.
Nutritional information per serving (calculated via ESHA Food Processor, Information will vary depending on number of berries used):
Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Protein: 10 g
Carbohydrates: 33 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sodium: 110 mg
Calcium: 35% DV
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