Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Maine Maple Milk

This past weekend, "Maine Maple Sunday" was celebrated throughout the state of Maine.  On this day most of the sugarhouses in Maine offer free samples, an inside glimpse of how maple syrup is made, and other maple related events and activities.

When S & I lived in southern Maine, Thurston and Peters Sugar House was one of our favorite maple syrup providers.  Located in West Newfield, they have been carrying out their families traditional maple making ways since 2007.  They offer a video on their website - about 10 minutes long - explaining the history of their land and the maple making process.  For a direct link to the video Click HERE.

We also lived in northern Maine for a while; Woodville, Maine - population 307.  Nowhere else is "Yankee Ingenuity" at it's finest!  You should see what they can lend from a roll of duct tape....and maple syrup?  Pffsshh!  Why stop at that?  You haven't lived until you've had Woodville Birch Syrup.  OFY!! (Oh Heck Yeah!!).

As I long for Spring Mud Season in Maine, I give you:  Maple Milk.  Yup.  Maple syrup and milk.  So haven't lived until the soft, soupy earth has sucked you down into its core, and as you fight your way back to the surface - in one loud obnoxious SLURP (!) - you extract your leg (from the knee down) only to find that Mother Earth has kept a vicious grip on your gum rubbers (boots).  Ahhhh, the only thing to soothe the mud in your toes as you walk home.....maple milk (aaaanndddd, Allen's Coffee Brandy!)  Aye, ya wunnt rahgret hahvin sum maple milk, wudjcha?

Now I know what your thinking:  Isn't that a LOT of syrup in that glass of milk?  
Perhaps, yes...but I'm using this batch in my tea & coffee, so a little will go a long way.  If you wan to make maple milk to drink straight up, just add maple syrup - one teaspoon at a time - until you reach the level of sweetness that works for you.  If you want to have the sugary-jump-around-like-Daffy-Duck affects, then by all means, make a maple milk bomb (a shot of syrup in each glass!!).  

All kidding aside, this is a fantastic alternative to chocolate milk - a more natural alternative.  Maple syrup is loaded in nutrients & minerals...just make sure to read the label to ensure you are getting 100% pure maple syrup.  Buy local if possible, support your local sugarbush-ers, maple farmers, syrup peeps!

Maple Milk

pure maple syrup

For each glass of milk, add syrup 1 tsp at a time - stir well- until desired sweetness is achieved.  

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  1. Wow, I have never heard of this. But I love maple. I just pinned this. Thanks for sharing! Krista @

  2. Thanks so much for visiting When Is Dinner today! We live in Southern NH now (6 months) and somehow missed out this this Maine event. I will definitely be looking for this next year, my kids would love to go visit a sugarhouse!

  3. oh my goodness!! I have never heard of maple milk (and I grew up in New Hampshire). I will for sure be trying this out. Thank you so much for linking up on Foodie Friday.

  4. Oh yummy! And I love Maine! Thanks so much for bringing this to my "Best Of The Weekend" party! I hope to see you there again next week. :)
    xo, Claire

  5. I have never heard of this?! I'm not a milk drinker, but my kiddos love it - and this sounds like something they would enjoy! So much healthier than that long list of weird chemicals in the chocolate bottle!

  6. I'm going to have to try this...sounds good. Pinned. Visiting from Munching Mondays linkup



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