Just Gimme That Powdered Milk . . . Moo, moo, Moo, mooPosted: June 12, 2011
Yes, I’ve been at girls camp this past week and singin’ that groovy song – Don’t gimme no pop, no pop. Don’t gimme no juice, no juice. Just gimme that milk, moo, moo, moo, moo! So in the spirit of food storage . . . just gimme that powdered milk and then what? Here’s a few ideas —
1. Make sure you at least semi-like the powdered milk you buy. Frankly, I don’t have the time or the money to test out all the powdered milk available, so I have relied on The Great Powdered Milk Taste Test. I’ve chosen to use Provident Pantry Instant Dry Milk, it’s pretty good for powdered milk.
2. Mix it up to drink or pour on your cereal. Be sure to chill it before serving.
3. Powdered Milk Buttermilk
Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to a cup of powdered milk. Or store some buttermilk powder in your pantry.
4. Evaporated Powdered Milk
Double the powder to water ratio. Or store some evaporated milk in your pantry.
5. Sweetened Condensed Powdered Milk
1 cup instant powdered milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup hot water
3 Tablespoons melted butter
Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.
I don’t use sweetened condensed milk very often, so I mixed this up just to see what it was like . . . it looks like the real thing and how can it not taste good with sugar and butter in it? I’ll probably freeze it for use sometime down the road.
6. Powdered Milk Whipped Cream
6 Tablespoons instant powdered milk
1 cup cold water
2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin powder
3 Tablespoons sugar
Mix the powdered milk into the cold water and then scald on medium heat. Mix the sugar and gelatin together and add to the scalded milk, mix until gelatin is dissolved. Chill in refrigerator until it starts to jell. Remove from the refrigerator, add vanilla, and whip with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes.
This is another one of those, ” how can it not taste good with sugar in it,” recipes. If you return it to the refrigerator after whipping, it sets up like meringue. You could also try plan A or B or C . . . store Dream Whip or eat your pie without whipped cream or keep a milk cow!