Recipes — Why Dairy Makes Sense

Nutrient-rich dairy foods delivery more bang for your buck

Dairy foods continue to make sense when it comes to nutritional and economical value.  Consumers can bank on the basics when they select nutrient-rich dairy foods, such as milk, cheese or yogurt, because these foods deliver incomparable nutrition, value and taste.

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends three daily servings of low-fat and fat-free milk and milk products for those ages nine and older.  On average, Americans are currently consuming about two dairy servings a day.  Adding one more serving of dairy can help fill some of America's nutrient gaps.  For example, milk and cheese are the leading sources of calcium in the diet.

Dare to compare Dairy's Nutritional Value:

Dollar for Dollar, Dairy Delivers. Celebrate June Dairy Month by trying one of these recipes featuring delicious dairy foods.

Learn more about June Dairy Month and the nutritional value of dairy from the Midwest Dairy Council.


Banana Split Cake — An ice cream lover's delight! Layers of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla form this do-ahead dessert. .


Berry Puffy Pancake — This easy twist on pancakes puffs up in the oven  and then falls to create an indent to be filled with your favorite fruit.


Lime Cream Cooler — A creamy, refreshing punch recipe is just right as beverage at a summer celebration or as a refreshing treat on a hot summer day.




Pork Recipes from the Iowa Pork Producers Association 

Beef Recipes from the Iowa Beef Industry Council

Recipes from Land O'Lakes that feature Dairy Products — so you'll find beef, pork, desserts and more — anything that includes butter, cheese, milk, cream, etc.