I’m so excited! A few weeks ago, my mother brought me a new cookbook from my grandfather’s house! Although, when I say “new,” that isn’t actually correct, as this cookbook is older than me by several decades. And when I call it a cookbook, that’s really a bit of an exaggeration, because it’s more of a pamphlet, or a short magazine, you know? (I get excited about strange things, okay? Don’t judge me!)
book publication, entitled 300 Healthful Dairy Dishes, has more than a few recipes that lead me to believe they should have stopped at a smaller number than 300. (I don’t want to give away too many of the titles, though, because I may want to amaze and/or horrify you with those recipes at a later date. Spoilers!)
I decided to try the recipe for Maple Fizz, because I had all of the ingredients (milk, maple syrup, and ginger ale) in my fridge already. Furthermore, I’m moving in a few weeks, and as anyone who has ever moved before can tell you, every jar, bottle, and condiment that you can use up before you move is one more that you don’t need to pack! (Also see: Every jar you don’t pack is one more that won’t break during the move and leak pickle juice all over your cereal.)
So, you may wonder, what does a Maple Fizz taste like? So glad that you asked! It tastes like sweet, fizzy, milk. I don’t really know how else to describe it. It sounds like it should be unsurprising based on the ingredients, but you have no idea how disconcerting fizzy milk is until you are swallowing a mouthful of it.
¼ cup maple syrup
1 quart milk
Add maple syrup to milk and mix well. Pour into tall glasses and fill with ginger ale. Serves 6.
300 Healthful Dairy Dishes (Volume No. 18 of The Encyclopedia of Cooking) was published by the Culinary Arts Institute in 1955.