Great Great Grandma's Pioneer Trail Milk Syrup

Colleen Sowa


My Great Great Grandmother Eliza Griffin Andrews immigrated from England to Canada to the United States of America.

She had a large family, they traveled in covered wagons. She cooked over an open fire and made wonderful things like this recipe to keep her children happy and energized...

I am so lucky to have so many of her recipes that have survived all these years! I hope you will try it.

The photo is of her daughter Charlotte Andrews Kennedy... I was a little girl when my great grandma died... but remember her so well... Families Are Forever!

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1 1/2 c
1 1/2 c
1/8 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp
vanilla bean
2 Tbsp


1In a saucepan, bring milk and sugar to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Keep boiling and stirring quickly to a boil that can't be stirred down.

2Remove from heat and stir in the nutmeg, vanilla and butter.

3Serve on waffles, french toast and pancakes. It is very delightful!

4*** Keep in mind... the milk back then was quite different from what we have today... You may want to use part cream.

*** Sometimes we add cinnamon too.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: English