- 8 cups Whole milk
- 3 ½ tbsp Sour cream
Ukrainian Ryazhanka – is a delicious and wholesome drink the whole family will enjoy. Making ryazhanka at home may sound fancy, but it’s actually not. You need only two ingredients and a Dutch oven. And after you’ve done it once, you’ll be making it over and over again. It tastes extra smooth, thick, creamy, and so comforting. A little tangy and a little sweet, this drink makes for a healthy addition to your breakfast or snack.
The recipe is easy and requires only 10 minutes of hands-on time. Baking the whole milk at low oven temperature for 5 to 6 hours results in a light brown color and delicate caramel flavor. The next step is to cool the milk and add 1 tablespoon of sour cream for every two cups of baked milk. I like to mix the sour cream with a small amount of baked milk first and then pour it into the pot with the remaining warm milk. It’s important to cool the baked milk off to 110 °F before adding the sour cream. If the milk is too hot, it will kill the cultures in the sour cream. So I highly recommend using an instant-read thermometer for accuracy. Cover the pot with a clean kitchen towel and leave it at room temperature for 8 to 12 hours. Now, transfer the ryazhanka to jars and chill.
To make the Ukrainian Ryazhanka, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Ukrainian Ryazhanka
Preheat the oven to 225 °F.
Transfer to measuring cup
Combine milk and sour cream
Cover and leave for fermentation
Pour in jar