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Old 31-01-2012, 19:12   #1
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Milk - Anyone know a tasty brand of milk powder ?

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when we were doing seminars at Annapolis, I was asked if there was a brand of milk powder that actually tasted like real milk. As I do not like milk, I am not the right person to ask. Besides, over the past several years we have always been able to find long-life treated milk to carry on board for larry's breakfast cereal and for baking. But this cruiser has two children on board and they have objected to the flavor of the milk powders she has tried. I'd appreciate suggestions.
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Re: Milk - anyone know a tasty brand of milk powder?

Nido dry WHOLE milk.

The whole milk has a shorter shelf life than the nonfat stuff, but since you will be willing to actually use it it will not stay on the shelf for years.

It's all about the whole, not fat free variety, and I think Nido is the best. Hersheys brand.

Pretty common in the latin markets.
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Old 31-01-2012, 19:35   #3
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Re: Milk - anyone know a tasty brand of milk powder?

I started using powered milk on board, and have continued to do so on land (between boats). The advice that i got that worked for my taste buds is to make it up and let it sit. I learnt that from a woman who was a live aboard with an 8 year old girl. I have never found that much difference between brands. When i have my grand kids around who object to that milk in cereal i mix chocolate powered in, works with cornflakes.

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Re: Milk - anyone know a tasty brand of milk powder?

You are right, making it the day before and letting it "meld" is important. And for me it has to be cold. Really COLD. Which can be a problem aboard. I pretty much just use it for cooking. I prefer UHT for drinking.

And chocolate makes EVERYTHING better ; -)
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Nido dry WHOLE milk. ----
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Re: Milk - anyone know a tasty brand of milk powder?

I can't stand Nido. I bought it once because that is what everyone recomends, but it's terrible in my opinion. I've been a 2% milk fan all my life and regular generic brands of instant-nonfat is the closest I can find. It still doesn't taste like regular milk, which is why people don't like it, but it's way better than Nido In my opinion. Maybe I just got the wrong nido or something, I don't know...But I'll never buy it again.

I prefer non-fat for cooking, cereals, coffee (if I run out of creamer), and drinking. It must be heavily mixed (forget whatever the directions say) and very cold to taste good enough to drink like regular milk.

I'll only get whole fat if I plan on making cheese or yogurt. There's no way I'm drinking that stuff either...
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Just looked up Nido to see whats in it, and figured out I don't like nido because whole milk is the only thing they have.

Maybe it's not the brand afterall... I just prefer non-fat powdered milk for a flavor that resembles regular milk.
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I can't stand Nido. I bought it once because that is what everyone recomends, but it's terrible in my opinion. I've been a 2% milk fan all my life and regular generic brands of instant-nonfat is the closest I can find. It still doesn't taste like regular milk, which is why people don't like it, but it's way better than Nido In my opinion. Maybe I just got the wrong nido or something, I don't know...But I'll never buy it again.

I prefer non-fat for cooking, cereals, coffee (if I run out of creamer), and drinking. It must be heavily mixed (forget whatever the directions say) and very cold to taste good enough to drink like regular milk.

I'll only get whole fat if I plan on making cheese or yogurt. There's no way I'm drinking that stuff either...
Yes, and then there is the Mary Poppins thing - a spoonful of sugar
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Re: Milk - anyone know a tasty brand of milk powder?

Age can be a big factor on dry dairy products as well. You might have had a stale batch. It goes a bit "off" pretty quickly...

I loathe fat free fresh milk, and can see if you love fat free fresh that the whole milk variety would not make you happy.
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Re: Milk - anyone know a tasty brand of milk powder?

When we lived overseas, we used powdered milk for years. We used either Nido or Klim (which is milk spelled backwards). We mixed it up and poured in a little vanilla extract, and that was our milk. We mainly used it on cereal, and it is better when it is cold.

Without the vanilla extract, it was not very good.
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Holy crap Lin Pardey is on cruisersforum! Lin and Larry you guys are like heroes to my wife and I.
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Re: Milk - anyone know a tasty brand of milk powder?

When I was little, my mom figured out that adding Vanilla Extract, and making it the night before, was what it took for my sister and me to drink powdered milk...
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Why not use UHT milk instead of powdered? It's slightly harder to store, but soooo much tastier, and lasts just as long. And you don't have to mix it, and it comes with its own water. A real boon for cruisers, IMHO.
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Re: Milk - anyone know a tasty brand of milk powder?

Powdered milk is crap at the best of times,

I like full cream real milk, But I settled on UHT full cream milk as it now tastes almost like the real thing.

They have got rid of that UHT taste that it used to have,

Australian UHT full cream milk by Pauls is great, And Anchor by the Kiwi's are two very nice tasting UHT milks,

I bought it by the case, 12 packets to the case, Very cheap as well.

You put it in the fridge just before you use it,

You can actually drink the stuff straight from the carton with no flavours added,

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