Molochne– European Semi-Sweet Milk Soup {молочный}

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If you are from a Ukrainian or Russian background then you probably know what this semi-sweet milk soup is all about. Known as молочный (molo-ch-ne), this delicious bowl of MILK is favored by most adults and children, especially throughout the Slavic culture! 

Aldente chewy pasta and milk make for a wonderful and refreshing little meal that happens to be very kid friendly due to it’s semi-sweet taste. Any grain, pasta or rice can be used in place for the pasta. I prefer bite sized pasta or a healthy grain like hulled millet but whatever you really have on hand will work . If you want to use up some of that milk sitting in the fridge this is a great and fun way to do so.

Note: When handling with milk please don’t walk away from the stove, as milk can rise over the rim of your pot before you know it.

Ingredients for Molochne: 

  • 10 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups Pipe Rigate Pasta (any)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

IMG_6079How to make Molochne:

  1. In a large pot bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. (Preferably a deep one as milk foams and may run up really quick, so to avoid accidents and spillage go with a deep one.)

IMG_6097Tip: This water step helps the milk not stick to your pot. 

2. Once water boils, pour in all the milk and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally (about 12 min).

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3. When milk starts getting really foamy, it’s going to boil soon. Keep stirring until milk bubbles.

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4. Once milk bubbles, quickly add in the pasta and boil over med-low heat for 7-8 minutes.

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5. Add the salt

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6. Do not exceed more than 8 minutes to cook the pasta as the pasta will continue to cook while sitting.

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7. When pasta is al dente; add the sugar stir and remove completely from the heat.

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Molochne-- European Semi-Sweet Milk Soup {молочный}
 
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Alyona's Cooking:
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 10 cups milk
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2½ cups Pipe Rigate Pasta (any)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. In a large pot bring 1½ cups of water to a boil.
  2. Once water boils; pour in all the milk and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally (about 12 min).
  3. Milk will get really foamy, keep stirring until milk bubbles then quickly add in the pasta & salt and boil over med-low heat for 7-8 minutes.
  4. When pasta is al dente; add the sugar stir and remove completely from the heat. (Don't exceed 8 minutes as pasta will continue to cook off the heat.)
  5. Serve warm.

 

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2 thoughts on “Molochne– European Semi-Sweet Milk Soup {молочный}

  1. Wow, hello Alyona ! I am so happy I stumbled on your site… This is my childhood dish and I always wanted to make it for my kids but didn’t know how to, thank you so much?

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