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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★★★★★ 2 votes

3 cups
5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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

How to Make Great Great Grandma's Pioneer Trail Milk Syrup


  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.

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About Great Great Grandma's Pioneer Trail Milk Syrup

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: English

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