Recipes Using Powdered Milk

I have several bags of powdered milk. My family does not really care to drink it so I am looking for ideas on how to use it. Thanks a bunch to all who can offer some suggestions!

Ashley from Heart of Amish Country, PA

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I add it to peanut butter chocolate chip energy bars for extra protein. I based my recipe on a biscotti recipe, aiming for something like a Clif bar. They tend to be a little dry because I keep the oil/butter low, but they're really good for bike trips. You probably could slip it into brownies, quiche, lasagna, lots of baked things.

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You can use the powdered milk in any recipes that call for milk. Just mix what you need. You cannot tell the difference when used in cooking. It has a long shelf life, so as long as you keep it in an airtight container, it should keep for sometime.

You might also want to try mixing it half and half with fresh milk. Your family may not be able to tell.

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Thank you SO very much for the ideas.....I GREATLY appreciate all of you help!:) I would love to have the recipes for the cocoa mix and the energy bars....what great gifts these would make....Thanks a bunch! ~Ashley

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Protein Balls

These small bits of energy are delicious, addicting and good for you!

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

3/4 cup nonfat milk powder

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup crushed cereal, such as Honey Bunches of Oats

One or two of the following:

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup Craisins

1/3 cup sunflower nuts

1/3 cup chocolate chips

Combine peanut butter, milkk powder, flaxseed, honey in a bowl and mix well. Stir in sunflower nuts and Craisins,

2. Roll mixture in small bowls and then roll balls in crushed cereal. Place on waxed paper.

3. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

Prep time: 15 minutes / Chill time: 1 hour / Makes 16 balls.

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Go to the USDA web site. They have a whole cook book with powdered milk recipes, including how to make your own margarine!

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Powdered milk makes the best biscuits! Just add it to the flour. I also like to use it when I make smoothies. I have mixed it with store bought milk, the flavor is better when chilled in the refrigerator.

Here isa recipe that your family may like, especially if you have younger ones. They may enjoy making their own Tootsie Rolls!

Tootsie Rolls

2 tablespoons butter, softened (or margarine)

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3 cups confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup dry milk powder

1/2 cup white corn syrup


Mix all ingredients together. Knead like you would for bread. Roll into rope shapes and cut into desired lengths. If too soft, add more powdered milk or cocoa powder and adjust to your taste.

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Make Peanut butter play doh!

If nobody is allergic to nuts here is a great recipe!


2 c. peanut butter

2 c. powdered milk

1 c. honey, or corn syrup

Mix all together. Give your child a cookie sheet and play-doh and watch the fun begin! Kids can knead it and make sculptures out of it and then eat it, too!

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Look on this site. Some of the recipes look great. Even Cheesecake!

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We really like this recipe which uses powdered milk:

Homemade Cottage Cheese

4 cups powdered milk

1 cup buttermilk

3 quarts warm water

Mix well. Using the same container you will be putting on the stove. Sour milk until well clabbored ( about 4 days). Put container over VERY LOW heat until warm ( just hot enough to prevent you from keeping your finger in it, but DO NOT BOIL. Cut curds into quarters and flip over with a spoon. Let set in the whey with the heat off for 1/2 hour or longer. Drain in colander with a cheese cloth spread over colander first. Let sit to drain well. This can be used in any regular recipe calling for dry cottage cheese. We also like it mixed with cream, cut-up onion, salt and pepper--all to taste.

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When I am able to get powdered milk cheap, I mix it with coffee creamer, half and half, I pour an amount equal to one empty container of creamer, and add an equal amount of creamer then mix. I usually do this on newspaper or wax paper to funnel it back in and mark the container that they are mixed in.

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You could use it to make a copycat recipe for Eagle Brand Condensed Milk. You can find recipes to use this by going to Google and typing in Eagle Brand Recipes...

Condensed Milk (Like Eagle Brand)

In your blender, mix together 2 1/4 cups milk powder, 1/4 cup warm water, &

3/4 cup granulated sugar until well blended. Pour into container, cover and

refrigerate until thick. Makes 1 1/3 cup which is equal to 1 can of Eagle

Brand Condensed Milk.

Harlean from Arkansas

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Oh, WOW~Thank you SO much for all of the ideas and sites!:) I really appreciate this and look forward to making alot of the recipes. ~Ashley

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Here is another good link.

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Add to anything that calls for liquid milk-In cooked or baked goods the family won't know the difference if you don't tell them. Add to mac and cheese, scr. eggs, meatloaf, cakes, etc for extra nutrition.

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Hot Cocoa Mix

1 (8-quart) box instant powdered milk

1 (16 ounce) jar nondairy creamer

1 (2 pound) box Nestle's Quik®

1 (1 pound) box confectioners' sugar

Sift sugar and mix together. Add 2 cups miniature marshmallows, if desired.

To use, fill a mug half full of mix. Add boiling water.

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Use for Jello inst. pudding.

2 cups water

2/3 cup powdered milk

1 pkg. inst. pudding mix

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When you make mashed potatoes (not instant, but the real thing), you usually drain off the water, and then add milk. Instead of tossing the water, mix it (you may not need all of it) with the powdered milk instead of using liquid milk to mash the potatoes with. More nutrients this way, too!

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you could save it for power outages. we discovered this when a tree fell across our road and took out 2 telephone poles. no electric/no way out for 3 days. but we could eat bowls of cereal by mixing powder milk.

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I would like the recipe for using powdered milk to make margarine if anyone has it.

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I would like recipes using powered milk for all kinds of smoothies, especially low fat ones. Cheers!

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When I was a kid growing up in Australia my Mum (& everyone else!) made delicious icecream with powdered milk using the following recipe:

Mix 4 heaped tablespoons sunshine (full-cream) powdered milk with 3 tablespoons cold water to paste. Add &frac; cup sugar and 2 cups of cows milk and vanilla essence. Lastly add 2 teaspoons gelatine dissolved in &frac; cup hot water. Beat well, place in trays in freezer. When icecream is beginning to set, remove from trays and beat, return to trays and freeze. Hope you enjoy it as I always have.

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You will love this. Trust me! You take a small bowl, like something you eat cereal in. Fill it about 2/3 full of powdered milk, maybe just 1/2 (experiment) and then you put like 1/2 cup of sugar on top. No need to actually measure, just eyeball. then if you want put just a quick drizzle of oil on top of that. Not a lot, like a quick up and down motion twice you know. Put some water in it and mix it all up and you have a great spread that you can put on top of bread, eat with bread, or just straight up eat it! That's what I do, and if you want to make it chocolate flavored, just put like a cup of cocoa mix on top. So good. If you don't understand it at first, just experiment with the recipe and you'll get it perfect eventually.

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Am looking for a recipe for a cookie recipe calling for dry milk in the dry form. Dough is rolled up in long roll, wrapped in waxed paper, chilled then sliced to bake. Thanks, Margaret

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Does anyone know how to use powdered milk or cream in chocolate truffle recipes instead of using real heavy cream?


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Smear a paste onto an egg roll wrapper add tomato pieces and black olives. Fold up and saute as squares of low fat entree that sweet and sour and sorta pizza mimicking. Serve beneath some pasta.

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Fresh ground peanut butter and powdered milk mix both together whatever ratio you like. Delicious and full of protein.

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