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German Sweet Milk Soup with Pasta – Milchnudeln

Posted on | March 9, 2013 | 4 Comments

If you have kids and you have never tried this recipe, don’t wait any longer. Your kids are going to love this meal. Traditionally, this soup is eaten as a main dish for lunch or dinner. It is very filling but I can imagine this as a sweet side dish or maybe dessert.

Milchnudeln are a traditional German dish. Even though it is mainly made for kids, it won’t keep adults from loving this as well. In adults, this will bring back childhood memories. :-)

German Sweet Milk Soup with Pasta


  • fine, small pasta (small types like alphabet pasta or filini)
  • milk
  • sugar or honey


Unlike most of my recipes, this one does not mention any measurements. Just estimate the amount of pasta and milk and adjust later. Some people like this soup thin, others thicker more like a pudding. If the soup is too thin for your taste, just cook a little longer. If it’s too thick just add more milk.

Pour the milk into a pan, preferably a double boiler. Bring the milk to a boil while continuously whisking. Add the pasta and cook until the pasta becomes soft. Don’t stop stirring. The milk should become thicker at this point. If it hasn’t continue to cook it a little longer. Add some sugar to taste.

A variation is to serve it with cinnamon sugar on top.

Guten Appetit!



  • kleine Nudelsorten (wie z.B. Buchstabennudeln oder Filini)
  • Milch
  • Zucker oder Honig


In diesem “Rezept” werden keine Mengenangaben gemacht. Die Mengen einfach abschätzen und später dann korrigieren. Einige mögen Milchnudeln etwas dicker wie Pudding und andere dünnflüssiger. Falls die Milchnudeln aber zu dick geworden sind, einfach ein biβchen Milch zugeben und falls sie zu dünn sind, ein wenig länger kochen lassen.

Die Milch in einen Topf gieβen, am besten in einen Milch-/Simmertopf. Die Milch unter ständigem Rühren zum Kochen bringen. Die Nudeln zugeben und weich kochen. Ständiges Rühren nicht vergessen. Die Milch sollte dicker werden, wenn nicht einfach ein bisschen länger kochen lassen. Mit Zucker abschmecken.

Als Abwandlung können Milchnudeln auch mit Zimt und Zucker bestreut werden.

Guten Appetit!


4 Responses to “German Sweet Milk Soup with Pasta – Milchnudeln”

  1. My Italian Smörgåsbord
    March 10th, 2013 @ 04:27

    thank you for this lovely kid-friendly dish. my daughter is a pasta lover (of course!) and has a sweet tooth so I bet she would love this German treat. ciao

  2. Ulli
    March 10th, 2013 @ 05:45

    Uaah…ich habe Milchnudeln immer gehasst. Aber dein Blog finde ich trotzdem toll :) Das muss ich weiter verfolgen!

  3. BalticMaid
    March 13th, 2013 @ 13:37

    @ My Italian Smörgåsbord: Of course, she is… :-) I hope she loves it. :-)

    @ Ulli: :-P Es freut mich, dass Dir mein Blog trotzdem gefaellt. Vielen Dank! :-)

  4. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    March 14th, 2013 @ 21:56

    I’ve never seen this German dish before. How easy and comforting this looks! Not to mention, it’s easy to cook. I love the small pasta. Perfect for kids to eat!

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