Before I share this recipe I wanted to tell you a little about the milk, it’s a Guernsey cows milk produced by Nell’s Dairy.
About Nell’s Dairy and the Guernsey Cows
Nell’s Dairy independently produces un-homogenised organic A2 Guernsey cows milk. The milk is made using traditional methods and pasteurised by gently heating to eliminate germs whilst retaining it’s goodness.
Nell’s Dairy care about their product which is why the Guernsey cows are fed on a beta-carotene rich diet which gives this milk a rich creamy texture and golden colour. They also drink UV screened water drawn from a well under the farm. This is fed by pure spring water, filtered down from the Welsh mountains over years. Aren’t the cows lucky?
The health benefits
Here’s the bit that really sold me… The milk is constructed of the A2 protein, exclusive to Guernsey milk, which breaks down and digests easier, making for a better digestive system. Many know that the A1 protein, common to other breeds of cows, may promote lactose intolerance.
After using in my tea and on my cereal (half milk, half water) for 5 days, I felt so different. I usually suffer from such bad bloating, even from just a cup of tea with milk in. But this milk didn’t give me any bloating. I’m delighted!
I’ve also been informed that there are other health benefits being discovered and Nell’s Dairy customers suggesting benefits such as improvement with conditions like asthma and eczema. The Guernsey cows milk contains the highest concentration of Omega 3 of any known milk.
Baked Rice Pudding with Guernsey cows milk
I couldn’t wait to try this milk with a hearty dessert so I opted for a baked rice pudding. I haven’t had rice pudding in years and it really brings bake such nice memories from my childhood at my grandparents. Eating rice pudding with a dollop of jam, very traditional and filling!
560ml Nell’s Dairy Milk*
560ml whipping cream
2 vanilla pods (or one tsp vanilla extract)
125g pudding rice (or short grain rice)
65g caster sugar
Optional: Any toppings such as jam or cinnamon
Serves 4-6 people depending on portion size. This dessert is sweet and filling so a little goes a long way
Preheat oven to 180degrees/Gas mark 4
Split and seed the vanilla pods
Put milk, whipping cream and vanilla seeds into a saucepan, you can also add the pod for extra flavour
Bring the milk mixture to a simmer
Put the rice and caster sugar into an ovenproof dish and mix for even coverage
Pour the milk mixture over the rice and sugar
Place into the preheated oven for 20 minutes
Then, turn the heat down to 160degrees/Gas mark 3 and bake for between 1-2 hours. Stirring occasionally – be sure to taste after serving. You’ll then know when it’s ready by the texture of the rice
Serve and enjoy with any toppings you desire
Where to buy Guernsey cows milk
This fresh and delicious Guernsey cows milk is available to order from Nell’s Dairy website throughout the week, any time. The milk is delivered to your door in quick time, still fresh and chilled. Just like the good ol’ days!
You can also purchase from their very own vending machine at Cotswold Farm Park vending machine (yes a vending machine of fresh milk!). It’s also available from Burford Garden Centre and Nell’s Dairy Hub outside The Kingham Plough.
I shared this milk and the baked rice pudding with my family and it went down a treat. The milk is creamy and delicious. Perfect in a cup of tea, on your morning Weetabix or in a dessert recipe like this. I’m going to try a homemade custard dessert recipe next, no doubt that it will be delicious!
Eyford Hill Farm, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1HD