Great Great Grandma's Pioneer Trail Milk Syrup

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Colleen Sowa
from La Crosse, WI

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! Play With Your Food!

serves 3 cups
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top


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

How To Make

  • 1
    In 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.
  • 2
    Remove from heat and stir in the nutmeg, vanilla and butter.
  • 3
    Serve 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.