Momofuku Milk Bar introduces a trendy new dessert: the cereal-flavored milkshake
You’ve heard of chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and Oreo milkshakes, among many other tasty flavors. One variety in particular that’s finding its way into everyone’s kitchen: the cereal-flavored milkshake. This dessert aims to replicate the taste you get after finishing your cereal, leaving only the discolored milk left in the bowl. The trend is even taking off in restaurants, including Momofuku Milk Bar in New York.
This Milk Bar offers soft-serve cereal milk that takes on the flavors of popular cereals such as Fruity Pebbles, Cap’ n Crunch and Lucky Charms. There’s also a generic cereal milk flavor that’s served with crunchy Corn Flakes. And to go along with your treat, the establishment offers the cereal as a toppings to really give you that cereal taste along with a crunchy texture.
The inventor behind the unique dessert is pastry chef Christina Tosi. She even made an appearance on the popular TBS talk show “Conan” to promote her cookbook, Momofuku Milk Bar, and teach Conan the ropes of making one of their famous cereal-flavored milkshakes.
If you want to make your own milkshake, it can be whipped up using just about any type of cereal. It’s all about how you use it. Check out these few tips straight from chef Tosi to make the perfect cereal milkshake:
- Toast your cereal to really give it that strong crunch
- Season the milk with a bit of brown sugar and salt to bring out the flavor. The type of sugar you add will depend on the type of cereal being used
- Use corn powder with Corn Flakes to enhance its taste
- Opt for high-fat dairy milk, which absorbs all of the flavors from the cereal more than a low-fat variety
- Use any leftover cereal in other sweet treats such as muffins, pancakes and banana bread. Take baking courses online for great insight as to how to improve your pastries.