Using dried milk

United States
April 26, 2008 3:53pm CST
Do you use dried milk as a substitute for real milk? I've recently bought some dried (or evaporated) milk because it's so much cheaper than regular milk. I mixed some up, but it just doesn't taste very good. I'm trying to decide if it's worth the savings. Any suggestions? Do you/have you used reconstituted milk? Is there any way to make it taste better? Maybe I should use filtered water?
2 responses
• United States
26 Apr 08
If you want to use the milk for drinking there are a couple things you can do to improve the taste. First, start with COLD COLD water. Second add a couple teaspoons of sugar. Next mix it with the same amount of store bought milk. Last, let it set in the fridge over night. You will still notice a little difference, but not much. Still ust as good on cereal or for dipping cookies, mixing with chocolate, etc... Now, if you want to use it to bake with, I suggest using a little less water than recomended on the bag. You wont notice any difference in your baked goods' flavor. Another option you could try, is to mix it with coco for hot cocoa and choco milk. I believe I've used 1 cup of dry milk to 1 cup of cocoa and then 1/2 cup of sugar. Put it in a air tight container and use a Tablespoon per 8 oz of hot or cold water.
• United States
26 Apr 08
THANKS - those are excellent suggestions! I did let it sit in the fridge overnight since that's what the instructions said to do, but I didn't add anything else to it besides tap water. I'll try your suggestions!
@busta1baby (1239)
• United States
29 Apr 08
i dnt like it at all...my mom uses it...i hate the taste of it