Today I’ve partnered with Midwest Dairy to bring you this Dairy inspired recipe and chat about June being National Dairy month!

As you might have read in my previous post, Dairy foods are not only sustainable, but they are undeniably delicious and nutritious!

Did you know…

milk provides 13 essential nutrients in every serving? This includes protein, zinc, selenium, vitamin A and vitamin D, which contribute to healthy immune function. And milk provides 3 out of 4 nutrients that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has identified as nutrients of concern. These nutrients include calcium, Vitamin D and potassium which can help keep blood pressure in check.

There are many ways to enjoy Dairy

What I love most about dairy is the variety of dairy foods and how they can be incorporated into different dishes. Culinary school taught me to fall in love with whole milk again and the quality that it can bring to different sauces. In addition to milk, you can enjoy dairy foods like cheese, yogurt, sour cream and even ice cream.

For National Dairy Month, I’ll be celebrating with this recipe —> Mini Strawberry Cream Pies. This particular recipe incorporates three different dairy foods including butter, milk and cream cheese. It’s delicious and individually portioned which makes it a great dessert option to serve throughout the summer.

For more information about June Dairy month or more dairy inspired recipes, please visit

Mini Strawberry Cream Pies

  • 35 minutes
  • 9 ingredients
  • 7 steps


  • 1 sleeve chocolate graham cracker crust (about 9 crackers)
  • 6 TB Butter, divided
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 TB Vanilla
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix crust together by combining chocolate graham crackers and 4 TB butter in a food processor. Using 12 (4oz) mason jars, fill each jar with about 1.5 TB of chocolate graham filling. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Prepare the cream filling by heating milk and 1/2 cup sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, cornstarch and 1/2 cup sugar.
  4. Temper egg mixture by slowing adding milk to the egg mixture, while constantly whisking.
  5. Return mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil while constantly stirring. Once it's boiling, remove from heat and add 2 TB butter, vanilla and cream cheese.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes. Cover and place in refrigerator to chill for 3-4 hours.
  7. Remove from fridge and top with fresh strawberries and drizzle with chocolate if desired.

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