"A cookie's favorite beverage and coffee's side piece"- ImaniMilk is a nutrient dense liquid food which is common through many creatures, cultures and in many forms on Kaf. It can be drank by itself, converted into other food products, or as an ingredient to other recipes since basically civilization began (and when it was rebuilt again). Milk comes in two broad forms: dairy milk and plant milk. Both have been though different groups have made use of one or the other or have combined the use of the two.
DairyFor almost all mammals, milk is produced by the mother for their infants to consume, this includes all humans , humanoid , mammalian henge , and near mammal fay like lamia and harpies. Not only does it provide nutrition but also protective antibodies as well. Food Source In many cultures of the world, their people continue to consume milk beyond infancy, in its natural liquid form or as an ingredient in various foods. This is a common occurrence in races that raise livestock as their milk can be an extra source of nutrition, however this requires that people group to either maintain lactose production after puberty or converting into foods with much less milk sugar. Hauflins and Amazons most known for partaking of dairy, though certain Lamia and Jinn groups have been known to consume dairy as well. For groups who do continue to tolerate milk they have exercised great creativity in using the milk of domesticated hooved animals, not only cattle, but also sheep, goats, yaks, water buffalo, horses, reindeer and camels.
Plant MilkThese are milks made from water-based plant extracts and have been made and used independently from dairy milk. In fact they are more commonly used by other races as most are intolerant to dairy milk. Often these milks will be made of various local plants such as nuts, soybeans, coconuts, legumes, and rice. Regardless of the source, these milks can often be made into various drinks and foods such as butter, cream, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.
ManufacturingMilk is processed into a variety of products such as cream, butter, yogurt, kefir, ice cream, and cheese. Modern industrial processes use milk to produce casein protein, whey protein, lactose, condensed milk, powdered milk, and many other food-additives and industrial products.
Societal AppealCoconut milk has been consumed since intelligent life first ate a ripe coconut. Around the same time that mammalian milk was first seen as a food source by hauflins, races like Homins and Fairies were experimenting with nuts by preparing a variety of ways. One of them was by turning them into liquid that tended to look like milk. After being introduced to the various dairy products of livestock, members of these races tried this milk, only to find most adults were lactose intolerant, even to many processed dairy products. As such, traditional plant milks were made into similar dairy products such as animal milk such as cheeses, creams and yogurt. The small number of plants used increased due to population demands, which now includes soybeans, almonds, rice, hemp, peanut, walnut, hazelnut, oat, barley, cashew, pea, quinoa, sesame seeds, and tigernuts. Due to the majority of races being lactose intolerant, plant dairy is actually the more common form with animal dairy being more of a regional specialty in places with high Lamia, Hauflin, and Amazon populations.
Consumable, Food / Drink