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These 10 Cereal Milk Recipes Prove There's No Reason to Waste Leftover Milk

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Cereal milk, the sweet and cloudy liquid leftover from a bowl of cereal, is often poured down the drain. But it turns out that there are plenty of magically delicious uses for this nostalgic liquid. So stop getting rid of it. Because hey, milk ain’t cheap, and cereal milk recipes are actually pretty delicious.

Finding ways to use this stuff is nothing new. But after Milk Bar founder and pastry chef Christina Tosi used it to make cereal milk panna cotta in 2008, the world looked at the stuff differently. From baked goods to cocktails, it can add a unique and flavorful twist to a wide variety of dishes. With so many creative recipes for leftover cereal milk, there’s no reason to let it go to waste.

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Cereal Milk Recipes


Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Mixing this liquid into ice cream is a popular trend and pretty easy to produce. Mix cereal milk with cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. Then churn it in an ice cream maker for a delicious and unique treat. The flavor profile will depend entirely on what type of cereal you use (Fruity Pebbles? Cocoa Puffs?). You can also add in mix-ins, like actual bits cereal, or other things entirely, like chocolate chips and marshmallows.


Fruity pebbles cereal milk homemade ice cream 🍦💖 #icecream #desserttiktok #homemadeicecream #fruitypebbles #cerealmilk

♬ original sound – Monica Pesina


Cereal Milk Latte

Use that liquid as a base for a latte by heating it, adding espresso or coffee, and then topping it with foam. Or add a splash of it to your morning latte for a unique and delicious twist.


I had to try this! I've seen a few videos on the Cereal Milk Latte! I used Fruity Pebbles #cerealmilklatte #icedcoffee #coffeetiktok #coldfoamathome

♬ Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora) – Harry Belafonte

Tres Leches Cake

Use your favorite tres leches cake recipe and substitute one of the milks with this sweet stuff. Try it for cupcakes and muffins, too. It adds a subtle flavor and moisture to the baked goods.



Cereal Milk Tres Leches (first vid was too long lol). Baking therapy kind of morning. #tresleches #cerealmilk #cake #baking

♬ Solitude – Billie Holiday


Cereal Milk Cocktail

Elevate your adult beverages with the sweetness of milk as a base. Mix it with whiskey, vodka, or rum for a fun and nostalgic flavoring to the drink. Or combine cereal milk, vodka, and a splash of coffee liqueur for an unexpected cocktail. Or ditch the liquor and create a mocktail.


Cocktails for breakfast 🥣 Recipe in comments #cerealmilk #cocktails #cocktailsathome #easyrecipe

♬ Lalala – Y2K & bbno$



If you’re going to make pancakes with dairy anyway, amp up the flavor (and maybe cut the sugar) using this liquid gold.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cereal milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients in another bowl.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour the batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges begin to set.
  5. Flip the pancake and cook until golden brown on both sides.



Milk & cereal pancakes with tres leches syrup. Recipe will be on my IG soon. #pancakes #breakfast #fyp #fruitypebbles #learnontiktok

♬ Pure Imagination – Rook1e

Related: 13 Viral Ways to Use Leftover Pancake Batter


Overnight Oats

Overnight oats have become a trendy (and super easy) make-ahead breakfast option over the last few years. For this twist, cook the oats in cereal milk instead of water for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cereal milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fruit and nuts for topping (optional)


In a jar or bowl, mix together the ingredients except for the fruit and nuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, stir and top with your favorite fruit and nuts.



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♬ original sound – Logan Baker


French Toast

French Toast is great, but adding flavored milk to the wet batter will blow your mind.


  • 4 slices bread
  • 1/2 cup cereal milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Butter for cooking


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add butter.
  3. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides.
  4. Cook the bread in the skillet until golden brown on both sides.



Yummy😊🤤IG: @lacedwithsugarllc_ 🔥🔥 ・・・ Recipe⬇️✨: 1 c cereal 2 c milk or heavy cream 1 egg 1 tbsp vanilla crushed cereal let the cereal sit in the milk for at least 30 min. use the cereal milk after for your french toast mixture! #brunch #breakfastrecipes #foodie #cerealmilk #cinnamontoastcrunch #frenchtoastrecipe #blackcreators #breakfastrecipeseasy #foodiesoftiktok #foodtok #foodfreaks #wearefoodfreaks #blackchefsoftiktok *We do not claim as our work. Video is a REPOST‼️ ✨Source: lacedwithsugarllc_ (IG)✨

♬ original sound – Food Freaks🔥😋


Rice Pudding

a child putting rice pudding on their spoon before they eat it

Rice pudding is a sweet treat alone, but cereal milk rice pudding puts it over the top. The comforting dessert gets a refresh with this fun twist on a classic dish.


  • 1 cup leftover cooked rice
  • 1 cup cereal milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon and raisins for topping (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, combine the cooked rice, milk, sugar, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and the rice is tender.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract and let cool.
  4. Serve topped with cinnamon and raisins if desired.



I love a good smoothie, but sometimes it gets boring. This cereal milk smoothie will give you the sweetness you need to balance any tart berries.


  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 cup cereal milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • Toppings of your choice, such as granola, fresh fruit, or nuts


In a blender, combine the frozen banana, cereal milk, and frozen berries. Blend until smooth and creamy.


Kids of all ages will love this Cereal Milk Smoothie made with Dutch Farms Milk, fresh fruit and fruity cereal. Top it all off with Dutch Farms Whipped Cream!INGREDIENTS:1 cup Dutch Farms Milk1/2 cup fruity cereal (like Fruit Loops or Fruity Pebbles)1/2 banana, sliced1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries1/2 cup iceDutch Farms Whipped CreamDIRECTIONS:Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high setting until smooth. Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and cereal pieces.#dutchfarms #cerealmilk #smoothie #breakfast #chicagofood #singingtexttospeech

♬ original sound – Dutch Farms


Dessert Glaze

person adding powdered sugar into milk to make a glaze

Use cereal milk as the base for a sweet glaze to drizzle over cakes, cookies, or doughnuts. Simply mix together cereal milk and powdered sugar until you achieve a smooth, pourable consistency.


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