Today, January 11, is National Milk Day in the United States. It is also the 144th anniversary of the death of Gail Borden, Jr., the inventor of condensed milk. Borden’s invention in 1853 meant that milk could be kept without refrigeration for the first time. During the American Civil War, condensed milk was used as a ration for Union soldiers.
In honor of Mr. Borden, here are some recipes including condensed milk:
Learn more about Gail Borden:
- Gail Borden Public Library: About Gail Borden.
- Your Dictionary: Gail Borden Facts.
- Find a Grave: Gail Borden, Jr.