Sunday, April 10, 2011

Postum Made With Milk

I found this recipe intriguing for multiple reasons.

First, I have no idea what postum is. However the wonderful internet tells me it is a "wheat/grain coffee substitute" invented by C.W. Post and made with chicory and grains, which was discontinued by Kraft in 2008. I have had chicory coffee and that isn't so bad. I kind of liked it. But a grain substitute for coffee? Just why?

Ok, the second thing is this recipe seems pretty simple. Instant postum, water and then as needed mix with warm milk.

This recipe came from a metal box that I think likely my great grandmothers. My grandmother didn't type her recipes. She chicken scratched them with as few words as possible. (And we wondered why her food tasted bad... she likely couldn't read her own writing!)

Anyways, here it is, the very complicated recipe for Postum Made With Milk

Postum Made With Milk

1/3 c. instant postum
1 1/2 c. water

Boil the postum and water together for two or three min. Cool and store in refrigerator. Use one T of this liquid to one c. warm milk.

1 comment:

  1. During the war coffee was virtually unavailable. Coffee substitutes were very popular - or so I was told.