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Gordon Smith
(swearingen) - MLife

Locale: Portland, Oregon
Best powdered milk? on 06/10/2006 13:59:41 MDT Print View

Hi folks,
Looking for breakfast ideas. In the past I've always done instant oatmeal, but this year I'd like to try some cold cereals. Trouble is I don't much care for the usual non-fat dry milk you get at the supermarket. Is there something tastier out there? Like a dry 2% or dry whole milk?
Thanks for the help!

Steve Young
(shakeylegs) - F
Best Powdered Milk on 06/10/2006 14:18:03 MDT Print View

"Real" is a dried whole milk alternative found in mexican markets. A little harder to dissolve due to the fat content (extra calories).

Steven Miller
(millergear) - F

Locale: SE
Re: Best powdered milk? on 06/10/2006 14:21:34 MDT Print View

"Nido" is anothe dry, whole milk available in the Mexican food section at Wally World. It is really good with cold granola, and mixed with Carnation Instant Breakfast makes a most excellent milk shake.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
powdered SOY milk on 06/10/2006 15:07:10 MDT Print View

even before I stopped taking dairy, I preferred this powdered to any of the milk options - it mixes readily, lasts long and tastes good: "Better Than Milk - Soy" by American Natural & Specialty Brands -

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Best powdered milk? on 06/10/2006 18:13:53 MDT Print View

Hi Gordon,
Have you tried "Milkman" instant lowfat powdered milk? It has 5% fat content dried and 1/2% fat when reconstituted. I find there is just enough fat to give it a "real milk flavor" when fully reconstituted, but it is downright rich and creamy when mixed with 1/2 the water in the directions. Best of all, you can find it in just about any of the major supermarkets. Each packet weighs 3 3/4 oz. and makes a quart of milk when fully reconstituted.

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Milkman on 06/10/2006 18:45:48 MDT Print View

I agree! Discovered it in Boy Scouts eons ago and still use it today for camping and backpacking. As a kid who had to either have powdered milk (bleccch) or (bleccch X 10) soy "milk" due to alergies, it was like a gift from above :-)

I suppose it's the cream content.

Edited by halfturbo on 06/10/2006 18:46:23 MDT.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Milkman on 06/11/2006 19:42:36 MDT Print View

One other point I forgot to mention: If you do decide to buy Milkman, be aware that it comes in boxes containing something like 8 or so packages, can't remember exactly, which may be too much to use in a season. An alternative is to buy it at REI, where it is sold by the individual package for ~$1.25

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Best powdered milk? on 06/11/2006 22:33:16 MDT Print View

I remember reading Colin Fletcher's The Complete Walker where he mentioned using powered milk mixed directly into his tea. He carried some sort of ketchup picnic squeeze bottle for a dispenser if I remember right.

Edited by dwambaugh on 06/12/2006 06:49:10 MDT.

Bernard Shaw
( - F

Locale: Upstate New York
Nido Whole Milk on 06/11/2006 23:13:17 MDT Print View

Here is the link to Nestle's Nido Whole Milk.

Personally, I prefer the Milkman product.

John Lovell
(lovellj) - F - M

Locale: The marrow of the world!
good powdered milk on 06/27/2006 07:17:32 MDT Print View

Gordon, I had the exact same question as you. Thanks for staring this thread, it was very well answered. Thanks everyone.

Lloyd Crowder
(crowderlg) - F
Re: good powdered milk on 08/11/2006 21:05:32 MDT Print View

Try enertia trail foods. Expensive but very good.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: good powdered milk on 08/15/2006 18:18:18 MDT Print View

For a non dairy alternative that is highly nutritious you might consider whey protein isolate, either plain or(my favorite) vanilla flavored. It mixes up nice and creamy and tastes great, very much like full fat milk.

(jhaura) - F

Locale: Trail
Better Than Milk Soy on 08/15/2006 20:30:36 MDT Print View

I too recommend the Better Than Milk Soy mix, very tasty.

I premix it in ziplocks with quickoats, sweetener and freeze dried fruits in individual serving sizes. In camp I just grab a bag and pour in 8-10 oz of hot water, let sit 10 minutes and then eat.

I do the same with mashed potato flakes, but add butter flakes.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Better Than Milk Soy on 08/15/2006 20:40:39 MDT Print View

I'll 2cnd Better Than Milk soy milk. The stuff is great, and a tub of it will last a long time :-)

Kim Skaarup
(skaarup) - F

Locale: Cold, wet and windy Scandinavia
Hate powder milk.! on 08/16/2006 09:12:50 MDT Print View

Just hate the sour taste of powder milk.

Bring some small brick of UTH cream 12 or 30% fat. Add a lot of water and you have a very good tasting "milk". Also to be put directly in your afternoon meal.

Edited by skaarup on 08/16/2006 09:13:31 MDT.

Mitchell Keil
(mitchellkeil) - F

Locale: Deep in the OC
Re: Best powdered milk? on 08/16/2006 12:41:26 MDT Print View

Back to Breakfast ideas. Since you are asking about breakfast stuff as well, might I suggest a visit to Trader Joe's if you have one near you. TJ makes an instant oatmeal from 7 grains with soy added that has 200 calories per packet and has real cinnamon and brown sugar added. It packs 9 grams of protein as well -- far more than the usual 4 grams in other oatmeals. I usually mix it with dried tart cherries and roasted pine nuts for their fat content and a little Milk Man powdered milk for creaminess. Using two packets and the add-ins I usually end up with about 500 to 600 calories for breakfast. Breakfast weighs in at 4.5oz.

Edited by mitchellkeil on 08/16/2006 12:43:41 MDT.

Phillip Nazaroff
(Phipsi182) - F - M

Locale: Los Angeles
Tried um powdered milk on 08/16/2006 17:27:54 MDT Print View

Ask Garrison Kieler (Praire Home)

Hamilton Moore
(moorehd) - F
Lentils, beans and dried peas on 08/18/2006 00:28:51 MDT Print View

I've been working on trying to keep the weight of 2400 calories under 1 pound which can be done with nuts, beans, lentils barley and dried butter. Whole powdered milk is farily high in calories per oz as well.

most of these things can be combined into a pretty tasty breakfast gruel.

John Garberson
(Montana) - F
Re: Hate powder milk.! on 08/18/2006 07:42:58 MDT Print View

Gonna try out some Better Than Milk and the brick of UTH cream sounds interesting too. Questions; what is UTH cream and where do I find the bricks? :)

Eric Carlsen
(cooleric1234) - F
Re: Re: Best powdered milk? on 08/23/2006 07:34:21 MDT Print View

I can't speak about the others but I used to have Nido almost every day while living in Chile for nearly 2 years. I really grew to like it, it's much better than the non-fat powdered milk available here in the states. I found the trick to making it truly delicious was adding a little bit of sugar.