Homemade Flavoured Milk for Toddlers and Kids - Many parents are concerned about their children who don't like milk. We all know that milk is the best source of calcium, an essential mineral needed for proper growth and bone formation in children. One cup (8 oz./ 236.5 milliliters ) of milk has about 300 mg of calcium. It's also rich in protein, Vitamin D, and other essential nutrients.
But what to do when your child won't drink milk or don't like the taste of plain milk? Here is the collection of homemade, tasty, and healthy flavored milk recipes. These flavored milk recipes taste better than plain milk, make milk more appealing with additional nutritive value. I'm sure these options are a better alternative for commercially produced, artificially flavored, colored, and preservative loaded milk available in the market.
Click on each image or the link of recipe heading given for the methods. Please refer to the notes section provided at the end of the post for the key points to remember before offering flavored milk to your child.
Homemade Flavoured Milk Options for toddlers and Kids:
You can prepare almond milk/badam milk with homemade almond powder or soaked ground almonds. If you keep a stock of homemade almond powder, You can mix a tsp of almond powder with warm milk and offer your whenever needed. You can also prepare instant almond milk by preparing an almond paste and add to milk. Both equally taste good on their own.
4. Carrot Milk:
Carrot Milk is a delicious flavored warm milk prepared with cooked carrots, nuts, and cardamom. It is apt for the kids who are fussy and choosy when it comes to vegetables. You can also make carrot milkshake if your child prefers cold drinks.
5. Cardamom Milk:
Cardamom Milk/ Elaichi Milk is flavorful, tasty, and instant milk made with cardamom/elachi! It has a superb flavor, and it improves digestion. A glass of warm cardamom milk helps to get a restful sleep at night for your active child.
6. Masala Milk:
7. Chocolate Milk:
Homemade delicious hot milk has the goodness of antioxidants and sure a better alternative for commercially made chocolate milk. You can prepare chocolate milk at home in two ways. This homemade chocolate nuts mix comes in handy, and you can store for a month or so, and make instant chocolate milk. Otherwise, you can prepare with plain cocoa powder by following this method. You can also use 1 to 2 tsp of this homemade chocolate syrup with 1 cup of warm milk to prepare instant chocolate milk.
8. Ragi Malt
10. Urad Dal Milk:
Urad dal milk is a delicious drink prepared with urad dal powder, palm jaggery, and milk. Consuming this drink helps in a healthy weight gain, improve skin health, and prevent bone-related problems in toddlers, kids, and even adults.
11. Bajra Badam Milk:
Bajra badam milk is a super healthy, tasty drink prepared with pearl millet flour, aka bajra flour, almonds/badam, and milk. It helps with brain development in toddlers and kids.
Ragi Milkshake is a smooth and healthy milkshake made with ragi/nachni/finger millet, cocoa powder, nuts powder, and milk. It is wholesome, full of nutrients, and the best alternative if your child is bored of usual ragi porridge.
13. Poha Oats Milkshake:
Oats Poha milkshake is a wholesome milkshake prepared with homemade oats poha powder, banana, milk, and honey. It is naturally sweet, high in fiber, and perfect for a quick, nutritious drink/breakfast for toddlers and kids.
15. Dry Fruits Milkshake:
- After one year, you can introduce plain whole cows milk to your baby. Make sure to try these flavored milk recipes after starting cows milk separate and ruled out allergies or lactose intolerance.
- All the recipes mentioned above are suitable for kids above one year.
- If your baby is allergenic to any ingredient used in the recipe, please remove it while preparing.
- Always check with your child's pediatrician before giving any new food.