Making Milk Desserts

Desserts don’t have to be fattening. These nutritious and flavourful milk desserts will encourage your little ones to eat up and get the nutrients they need. The calcium in the high-calcium, low-fat milk used in these recipes strengthens bones in children and is a nutrient they can’t miss out on![1] Cooking desserts with your kids also offers a great opportunity for you to talk to them about food choices and making healthy eating a habit:
 

Coconut and Milk Jellies[2],[3],[4],[5],[6]
 
Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 200 ml of coconut milk or coconut water for a healthier option
  • 350 ml of cold high-calcium, low-fat milk
  • 1 tbsp or 10 g of powdered gelatine
  • 30 g of sugar

Method:

  1. Whisk the egg white gently and set aside
  2. Bloom gelatine in 100 ml of cold milk for 5 minutes
  3. In the meantime, heat sugar, coconut milk or coconut water and the milk in a pan and whisk constantly and gently until the sugar dissolves. Do not let it boil
  4. While stirring, add egg white to mixture then remove pan from heat
  5. Pour gelatine into the mixture and stir gently until the gelatine dissolves
  6. Pour mixture into jelly moulds
  7. Chill in fridge for 5 hours

 

Mango and pomelo sago with milk[7],[8],[9],[10]

This recipe calls for a complete substitution of coconut milk with milk, without losing out on taste — and winning on a nutritional level!
 
Ingredients:

  • 3 mangoes, deseeded and with 1 mango diced into cubes and set aside
  • 4 wedges of pomelo, peeled and sacs separated
  • 200 ml of high calcium, low fat milk
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • 3 tbsps of sago pearls
  • 2 tbsps of sugar dissolved in 1 tbsp of hot water or sugar syrup or substitute with 2 tbsps of honey dissolved in 1 tbsp of water (optional)

Method:

  1. Place sago in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes
  2. Cover the pot and set aside for 10 minutes
  3. Strain sago and rinse sago under cold water for 1 minute
  4. Blend milk, ice cubes and two mangoes into a puree. Blend more milk or ice cubes if the puree seems too thick for your liking
  5. Add cooked sago to mixture and stir. Stir in sugar or honey syrup to taste
  6. Chill the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes and top with mango cubes and pomelo pulp when ready to serve

 
Sources

[1] http://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy/578/A%20Healthy%20Food%20Foundation%20-%20for%20Kids%20and%20Teens

[2] https://wendyinkk.blogspot.sg/2014/04/hong-kong-style-coconut-pudding-jelly-3.html

[3] http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/253/coconut+jelly

[4] http://en.christinesrecipes.com/2014/06/coconut-milk-pudding.html

[5] http://www.thirstyfortea.com/recipes/dim-sum-recipe-13-coconut-milk-pudding-2/

[6] http://oureverydaylife.com/make-gelatin-dessert-milk-41026.html

[7] http://lengskitchen.blogspot.sg/2013/02/chilled-mango-puree-with-sago-pomelo.html

[8] http://www.ellenaguan.com/2015/03/mango-sago-pomelo-mango-pudding.html

[9] http://www.bakingtaitai.com/2015/03/homemade-mango-sago-pomelo.html

[10] http://www.mywoklife.com/2011/01/chilled-mango-sago-pomelo-dessert.html