Milk Soup and Snow – Milchsuppe und Schnee

Milk Soup and Snow - Milchsuppe und Schnee

Milchsuppe und Schnee: A Whimsical Dance of Warm and Cold

Imagine a winter wonderland swirling onto your spoon. That’s Milchsuppe und Schnee, a German classic that’s as delightful to the eye as it is to the palate. This whimsical soup is a symphony of textures and flavors, where warm, creamy milk meets the playful chill of fluffy snow.

A Creamy Canvas:

Picture a steaming bowl of milk; its surface kissed with a golden shimmer from the sugar and vanilla. The warmth of the milk is a comforting embrace, promising a respite from the winter chill. A delicate veil of cornstarch thickens the broth, creating a smooth canvas for the playful snow to dance upon.

Snowflakes of Delight:

And then, the magic happens. Tiny meringue peaks, like miniature snowdrifts, dot the surface of the soup. These soft, airy clouds of egg whites, lightly sweetened and flavored with cinnamon, are the essence of wintery delight. Each spoonful is a delightful surprise, the warm milk melting the meringue into a cloud of sweet, cold bliss.

Cinnamon’s Warm Embrace:

A whisper of cinnamon dances throughout the soup, adding a touch of warmth and spice. It’s a subtle note, a gentle reminder of cozy nights by the fireplace and the comforting aroma of freshly baked cookies.

A Taste of Childhood:

Milchsuppe und Schnee is more than just a soup; it’s a taste of childhood memories. It’s the warmth of grandma’s kitchen, the laughter shared around a crackling fire, and the simple joy of a comforting meal. It’s a reminder that even in the coldest winter, there’s always room for magic.

So, gather your loved ones, whip up a batch of Milchsuppe und Schnee, and let the playful snow dance on your spoons. With every bite, you’ll savor the milk’s warmth, the meringue’s delight, and the pure joy of a dish as timeless as a winter fairytale.

Bonus Tip: For an extra touch of whimsy, garnish your Milchsuppe und Schnee with a sprinkle of edible glitter or a dusting of cinnamon sugar along with strawberries.

Safety Note: When working with raw eggs, use fresh, pasteurized eggs to avoid the risk of foodborne illness.


Milk Soup and Snow - Milchsuppe Und Schnee

Milk Soup and Snow - Milchsuppe und Schnee
A vintage clipped recipe for Milk Soup and Snow, a cold soup made with milk, sugar, vanilla, cornstarch, egg yolks, egg whites, and cinnamon.
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  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 vanilla stick
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites beaten stiff
  • Cinnamon


  • Cook milk with sugar and vanilla stick.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in a little cold milk.
  • Add to milk and sugar and bring to boiling point.
  • Add beaten egg yolks and remove vanilla.
  • Drop stiffly beaten egg whites from spoon on to hot soup.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and cover.
  • Let stand until cool.
  • Serve cool with sliced strawberries.

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large saucepan
Retro Hand Mixer
Soup Bowls
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Course Soup
Cuisine German
Keyword Milk,, Soup

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