Powdered milk

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  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    How many here use powdered milk for cooking and baking? Is there
    a big difference in taste over using redular milk? I don't use a lot
    of milk so when I do buy some about half ends up bad. So I was
    debating using powdered milk. Whats your thoughts and experiences^8
     
  2. Remander

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    Never have used it for cooking, but I have bad memories associated with powdered milk.

    A childhood friend of mine came from a pretty poor family. I spent a lot of time at their house. One day we had cereal for breakfast and all they had was powdered milk. YEEECCCHHH!!!!

    I said nothing to them, of course, except thanks for the breakfast, but I decided to pay more attention in class and work towards obtaining a job that spared me powdered milk.

    Never touched it since.
     

  3. slightlyabnorml

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    I use powdered milk when I make mashed potatoes, adding a little powdered milk makes them fluffier. I also mix it up and use it to make gravy, and for hot cocoa mix.
     
  4. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    I use powdered milk all the time. Couple tips:

    1) use Carnation brand
    2) mix it a little richer than the directions
    3) mix it, then let it sit overnight in the fridge.

    Enjoy!
     
  5. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    I always buy powdered milk. I've probably bought maybe one jug of regular milk in the past five years.

    Letting it chill overnight is the way to go. Made this way, it is indistinguishable from store-bought nonfat milk.
     
  6. Shoeless

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    I grew up on powdered skim milk. (yeah we were what you might call poor). I didn't know any better at the time, but now I think I'd be hard pressed to drink it.

    I don't cook with it, either, just because I never thought of doing it.

    Shoeless
     
  7. noway

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    same here...

    I grew up in the times when powdered milk was all we had. I actually hate regular milk and have no desire to drink either unless it is with cereal.:(

    PS> i.e The sugars in youre regualar box of rasin bran, helps in improving the taste quality of both.
     
  8. Cali-Glock

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    I grew up drinking powdered milk. :( - But for cooking I have had great luck with powdered milk, though for most things I prefer canned milk for cooking.

    FWIW I have also tasted cold powdered milk which was indistinguishable from the real thing.
     
  9. okie

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    Thanks for the info every one. I think I will give it a go, and
    see what happens;)
     
  10. okie

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    Crap I priced powedered milk today. It is just as expencive as real milk:( ;Q ;g
     
  11. HasSpoken

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    Is it true that powdered milk is a much cheaper route to go when looking for a protein supplement, a guy on Blind Date said so:). Thanks Tim