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Cereal Milk Soft Serve

November 17, 2015

Cereal Milk Soft Serve-2I have a favour to ask.

It’s actually a favour I ask nearly everyone I know or meet at the moment, so it’s definitely your turn!

I have told you here before, but this January I am flying to NYC then onto San Francisco. 

And I NEED you to tell me what to do while I am there. PLEASE?

I want to touch down with a to do list up to my eyeballs. K? Thanks. 

So, hit me with your best NYC/ San Fran spots! Food. Things to do. Places to see. Did I say food? Go!

As homage to one of my favourite things from NYC last time I was there, I did a little soft serve experiment recently and made some Cereal Milk Soft Serve. What is Cereal Milk you ask. You know that sweet, delicious milk left after a bowl of corn flakes? Well Christina Tosi turned that into milk you can actually BUY. Then that into soft serve ice cream. Don’t judge, just make.



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Cereal Milk Soft Serve
Serves 4
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 3
 cups Corn Flakes
  2. 625mL whole milk
  3. 375mL cream
  4. 2/3 
cups brown sugar
  5. 1/4 
teaspoon sea salt flakes
  6. 4 
egg yolks
  7. 1 
teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  1. Place the corn flakes on a baking tray and toast in a 180 degree Celsius oven for 5 minutes until toasty and light brown.
  2. Place the corn flakes in a large jug or jar and cover with the milk for 30 minutes.
  3. Pass the cereal through a fine mesh sieve, keeping the milk and discarding the cereal.
  4. Place the milk, cream, sugar, salt and vanilla in a saucepan and heat until steaming.
  5. Pour a little of the milk over the egg yolks that are in a small bowl and whisk.
  6. Add the egg yolks to the saucepan and whisk to combine.
  7. Stir with a wooden spoon over a low heat until the mixture thickens, coating the back of a spoon.
  8. Allow mix to chill in the fridge.
  9. Churn the custard in an ice cream churner, according to the manufacturers instructions.
  10. Transfer to a piping bag with a fluted tip and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  11. Pipe into serving cups and eat!
Adapted from Food 52
Adapted from Food 52
erin made this
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14 thoughts on “Cereal Milk Soft Serve

  1. merilyn

    these look super! thankyou erin
    I love those little pots!
    wish list, ice cream churner!
    I would look at food bloggers in NYC and san fran … I just did and there are heaps of suggestions!
    certainly helps to have insider knowledge! … you will need warm clothes! I know that much!
    lol m:)X

  2. Claudia Brick

    Christina Tosi is a genius, isn’t she? Although I have always kind of assumed cereal milk soft serve is maybe…a little strange – but clearly I need to give it a go! Crack pie is also high on the list.
    Your trip sounds amazing, so jealous! How long are you away for? I suppose it goes without saying that you NEED to visit Momofuku Milk Bar when you are there!! And then tell us all about it! Another I would love to visit in San Francisco is Tartine Bakery.

    1. erinmadethis Post author

      Such a freaking genius! I’m away for 15 days in total! I am so so so excited. Crack pie is baeeeee.

  3. Rakhee@boxofspice

    Ok I must admit I didn’t know what cereal milk is! But it is brilliant! And this ice cream looks just fantastic. What at novel idea. I love it Erin.
    Have a fantastic time in NYC and San Francisco. They are such beautiful cities and I am so jealous!

  4. Nicole - Champagne and Chips

    Oh you! This is wizardry. I am most certainly giving home made soft serve a burl.
    I went to NYC in 2009 so tonnes has changed but I absolutely adored just chilling in Bryant park. I returned there often over the three weeks just to people watch and feel like a local.

  5. Heather (Delicious Not Gorgeous)

    sorry in advance. this is going to be semi-long because i can’t shut up about food.

    sf: san tung (chicken wings), schubert’s (princess cake), golden gate bakery (dan tat / egg tarts), b patisserie (kouign amann, croissants, EVERYTHING), mr.holmes (cruffins; you do need to get there super early though), kara’s cupcakes (meyer lemon)

    ny: momofuku (pork buns), doughnut plant (creme brulee doughnut), levain bakery (everyone is in love with their chocolate chip but i love the oatmeal raisin even more), bouchon bakery (chocolate almond croissant)


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