Cereal Milk Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi June 20, 2022 - 6 min read
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Cereal Milk is a balanced 50/50 hybrid that tastes much like — you guessed it — the milk at the bottom of a cereal bowl. (A flavor many stoners are certainly familiar with.)

This is a potent and loud strain that’s uplifting, energetic, creative, and happy, with enough of a body high to wipe away stress without locking the user to the couch. Cereal Milk (sometimes sold under the name Cereal and Milk) is an equally good choice for daytime focus and leisure-time enjoyment.

This strain from the West Coast Cookies Fam only hit the market in 2019, so it’s not readily available at dispensaries across the country. Some vendors sell versions created by growers trying to recreate the strain, so the quality of the bud you find may be uneven at best.

Effects and Side Effects

Cereal Milk is a fast-acting and long-lasting strain.

Most of its effects appear in the almost-immediate head high that arrives soon after toking up. The feeling is blissful and euphoric, made even more powerful by the weed’s high THC content. It’s a sociable and often giggle-inducing high.

For most users, the experience delivers a moderate dose of energy and a boost in creativity. Stress eases, focus and motivation increase and the ability to approach complex tasks seems enhanced. A calm and positive mindset lingers throughout the experience, allowing (often even encouraging) the pursuit of creative or difficult work during the hours while Cereal Milk works its wonders.

The body high isn’t quite as noticeable. There’s certainly full-body relaxation, but it usually isn’t sedating or incapacitating for regular weed smokers. Only novices are likely to find themselves slowing way down after sampling this strain.

Those effects are why some heavy users love Cereal Milk as a wake-and-bake strain, and why many creative people choose it when they need an extra push to get over a mind block.

More good news: Cereal Milk is unlikely to produce unwelcome side effects. Some may experience a dry mouth or dry eyes, and users who have difficulty with high THC levels may develop a headache or insomnia. Anxiety and paranoia are quite rare, but munchies are quite common.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 4/5
  • Creative: 4/5
  • Pain: 3/5
  • Stress: 4/5
  • Sleep: 2/5
  • Mood: 4/5

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 1/5
  • Dry Mouth: 3/5
  • Dry Eyes: 3/5
  • Lethargy: 2/5
  • Cough: 2/5

Bottom Line: Cereal Milk is an uplifting and energetic strain that can stimulate a positive mood, relieve mental stress, and enhance creativity; it doesn’t provide a heavy body stone for most users.

Health Effects

Medical marijuana patients say that chronic stress, anxiety, fatigue, and depression are no match for the blissful and euphoric feelings created by the use of Cereal Milk.

The effects of this strain on chronic pain and more serious illnesses aren’t praised as often, since the high affects the brain more than the body. Even so, there are patients who use Cereal Milk to help take their minds off of medical issues, and some say the energetic effects of the strain get them moving better than they usually do.

Flavor and Aroma

Fruity Pebbles? Cap’n Crunch? Opinions vary on exactly which cereal this strain smells like, but the resemblance to the milk at the bottom of your bowl at breakfast (or during your post-smoke sesh munchies session) is unmistakable. It’s sweet and fruity, with hints of spice and nuts; your taste buds will be tingling long before your first toke.

The flavor doesn’t disappoint. The creamy smoke is also sweet and fruity, tasting of berries (most think it’s strawberries) and flowers with just a bit of earthiness and herbs mixed in. This is absolutely delicious weed.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 2/5
  • Citrus: 2/5
  • Fruity: 5/5
  • Spice: 3/5
  • Wood: 1/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Testing has shown Cereal Milk to have an average THC content of 22%. The exact amount of the psychoactive cannabinoid will depend, of course, on the plants, the grower, and the techniques they use. Some samples have tested closer to 25%. CBD content is likely to be lower than 0.5%, with even lower levels of cannabinoids like CBN and CBG.

You’ll find noticeable levels of terpenes like limonene (fruity), phellandrene (sweet) caryophyllene (spicy), pinene (herbs), and myrcene (calming effects) in Cereal Milk.


This is a California strain that was apparently created by Cookies Fam, although there does seem to be disagreement about that in some circles. What most industry sources and connoisseurs can agree on, however, is that it is a cross between Snowman and a strain called Y Life.

Those parents are potent. Snowman is a sativa-dominant phenotype of the GSC strain, and Y Life is the product of Gelato and OG Kush, known for its stimulating and creative effects. There’s still some mystery surrounding the origins of both of Cereal Milk’s parents, but their quality and the impressive effects they provide are no secret.

Similar Strains

There are lots of tasty strains, many also products of the Cookies family, that provide effects much like Cereal Milk. Animal Mints, Gorilla Cookies, Grapes N Cream, and Magic Melon are very good substitutes if you can’t find Cereal Milk in your local dispensary.

Cereal Milk: FAQ

Q: I can’t find Cereal Milk anywhere near me.
A: That’s not surprising, because the strain is still a relatively new one. Smokers on the West Coast are likely to have the best luck finding Cereal Milk since Cookies Fam hasn’t released genetic information on the strain and isn’t producing it widely just yet. Those in other parts of the country may only find wanna-be strains produced by breeders trying to capture the magic, and those offerings may or may not resemble the California product. Be patient; this strain is popular enough out West that it should eventually be available everywhere.

Q: Can you grow Cereal Milk on your own?
A: Unfortunately, Cookies Fam also hasn’t made seeds or clones of this strain available to the public; not even growers are able to get their hands on the real thing just yet. Most of the “similar strains” we’ve mentioned are available to home growers, though.