Hot weather summer time, full of energy and heat and sweat. What do
you usually do to make some treats for your family, your kids?
Corn milk is my favorite!
There are 2 ways you can do: raw corn milk or sweetened corn milk.
Step 1: Raw Corn Milk
Making raw corn milk is simple. Let’s try 1 cup of kernels removed from corn cob equal 1 cup of water. You can always add more water if you want to. Throw some pandan leaves cut into small pieces. Puree in a blender until smooth. Here is your choice: keep all the purees or filtering. I prefer filtering after pureeing to have the silky liquid. That’s all you have to do to make raw corn milk. Storage it in refrigerator. Drink it cold or warm.
Step 2: Cooked Corn Milk
Raw corn milk is somehow too raw for me.
Next step, I pour the liquid into a pot and boil it with medium-low heat and stir it frequently. When the corn milk starts boiling, I add a cup of coconut cream (or coconut milk) and a cup of whole milk (skim milk is good too), some pieces of rock sugar or any sweetener as your prefer.
Rock sugar will bring a deep sweet to your milk combining flavor of coconut – that’s heavenly taste.
Stir well until the sugar is dissolved. Pour milk into jars or bottles and keep them in refrigerator for 1-2 days.
Try it, you and your kids, even your husband will love it.
Wait, don’t throw away the corn “meat”. You can mix them into cake, quick bread, cookie batters. Or, decompose it to make your own compost for your garden.
Step 3: Corn Tea
Oh … and don’t throw away the cobs of corn, and their silk.
Make them corn tea to cool down the heat.
Simply put the cobs and the silk into a pot, fill with several cups of water, some panda leaves, boil over medium-low heat for about 15 mins.
Strain to make a clean and clear liquid.
There you are, a great drink for your family.
You may add a stick of lemongrass or a slice of lime with little sweetener, drink it cold.