Posted on September 28, 2017 by Kim Mead

World School Milk Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in September.

What is world milk day?

World milk day is organised by the Food and Agriculture organisation, whom are now celebrating its 17th annual event.

The first world milk day was in 2000 and has been honoured by over 30 different countries ever since. The main reasons of this day is to promote importance of drinking milk at schools to children in a fun, memorable, enjoyable and educational way.

Get involved this year and make some healthy milk-based desserts for yourself and the kids.

Here is an idea of something you can give a go but, instead of full fat and double cream, try using low fat milk and cream.


40g/1½ oz butter
100g/3½fl oz pudding rice (or Spanish paella rice)
75g/2½ oz caster sugar
1 litre/1¾ pints full-fat milk
150ml/5fl oz double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract or ½ vanilla pod, split lengthways
pinch salt
plenty freshly grated nutmeg


1. Preheat the oven to 140C/285F/Gas 1.
2. Melt the butter in a heavy-based casserole dish over a medium heat. Add the rice and stir to coat. Add the sugar, stirring until dissolved. Continue stirring until the rice swells and becomes sticky with sugar.
3. Pour in the milk and keep stirring until no lumps remain. Add the cream and vanilla and bring the mixture to a simmer. Once this is reached, give the mixture a final stir and grate at least a third of a nutmeg over the surface. Bake for 1-1½ hours and cover with foil if the surfaces browns too quickly.
4. Once there is a thin, tarpaulin-like skin on the surface, and the pudding only just wobbles in the centre, it is ready.
5. Serve at room temperature.

Kevin Kankam, Gym& Spa Supervisor, Woodberry Down