Recently we posted a Weekly Product Review over on our Facebook page and requested recipes, helpful hints, and unique uses for our Powdered Milk. We had a great response and wanted to share some of those tips with all of our blog readers.
• Add Powdered Milk to dry ingredients when baking. Then just add the appropriate amount of plain water when milk is called for in the recipe. Super easy! • We use powdered milk in our handcrafted soaps. It makes a mild and moisturizing bar that's great for your skin. • I don't drink milk. When I did need milk for a recipe, I would usually have to make a special trip to the store, use what I needed for the recipe, and then the rest would spoil. Now, having Powdered Milk in the house saves me money. I don't have to make a special run to the store, don't have to throw away spoiled milk, and I cook and bake more often. • 1 cup of Peanut Butter, 1 cups of warm Honey, 1¼ cup of Powdered Milk. Mix together and let cool, then roll into little balls. It's great nutritious candy. • When making a bread recipe that calls for scalded milk, just put in your dry Powdered Milk with equivalent water. Scalding the milk is to kill the enzyme in milk, Powdered Milk has already had the enzyme killed. Saves me time and money! • Powdered Milk makes a great condensed soup mix, great fudgesicles, yogurt, whipped topping, cheese, etc. It is amazing what a workhorse it really is.
Do you have any great recipes or helpful tips to share?
We would love to see them in the comments!
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57 comments

atasteofcreole

atasteofcreole

Nuts cannot be stored in their shell unless you remove ALL the air. Their natural oils will go rancid. It's actually cheaper to plant an almond tree.

I found out the hard way. I forgot I had some when I FINALLY got out of New Orleans after Katrina. I went through storage and found the box w/bag. Opened bag and rancid oil is not a pleasant aroma!

You can vacu-seal them in those bags or mason jar attachments. I know they last 5+ years that way.

Julie Fuller

Julie Fuller

Gonna have to try the milk!

sal

sal

I hope this isn't a duplicate post. I'm having problems posting. Anyway, thanks for a great article. I'm not a great cook and every little bit helps! Sal

Anonymous

Anonymous

This is a great article. I'm a little short on cooking skills and this information helped a lot. Thanks, Sal

Fred E

Fred E

Great tips! My wife and I are now using your powdered milk all the time and the tips are just what we needed.

donna

donna

I have used PM in a number of ways listed in the comments here. It has always served me and my family well. Thank you for the additional new (to me ;) ) ideas!

Andrea

Andrea

Looking forward to trying some of these ideas with my powdered milk!!!

Emergency Essentials®

Emergency Essentials®

The Powdered Milk packaged in #10 cans or SuperPails will last up to 20 years if stored in a cool and dry place. If it has gone bad it will most likely smell bad when you mix some up, similar to fresh milk.

Jen V.

Jen V.

I just read today that it stores for 6months. Kinda surprises me—would think in an airtight mylar bag it would last longer.

Anonymous

Anonymous

Can anyone tell me how long powdered milk can be stored? How can I tell if it's gone bad?

spencenjess

spencenjess

Like Melanie, I've been searching for a powdered milk alternative for our food storage. We have severe cow's milk—as well as soy—allergies in my family. I may just have to store almonds in the shell and plan to make lots of almond milk. (Good thing I have a grain mill.) I wonder how long almonds would store in their shells…. Any other suggestions?

Sandy

Sandy

When my boys were little I use to add a few drops of vanilla flavoring to powdered milk. We called it "Tasty milk". I know someone else posted adding vanilla but I think giving it the name tasty milk helped me get them to drink their milk! :)So you could give it a really neat name that would get your kids excited about drinking their milk. :)

Misty

Misty

I haven't ever used it, so it's good to know what I can do with it! Thanks…

Dawn

Dawn

I have to say I absolutely hated powdered milk. It always came out watery and just soooo NASTY tasting. BUT the Provident pantry milk is the absolute BEST powdered milk on the market…we will now just drink it straight. It is sooo good. Thank you so such a great product. :) and I love the cocoa idea too.

Katherine

Katherine

I love all the helpful tips…I struggle rotating food storage, especially my dried milk.

Ben

Ben

Awesome info!

Michelleo

Michelleo

Great tips!

Amanda Morris

Amanda Morris

Great tips. I've often wondered how to substitute dry milk in recipes. Thanks.

Rose

Rose

I use powdered milk weekly. I use it in my all purpose mix which is like bisquick, called "Master Mix." I also use it in my hot chocolate mix, white sauce mix, cream of soup mix and scalloped potato mix. I love having pre-made mixes on hand for cooking and baking. One thing that I always use powdered milk in is mashed potatoes. That's the way my mom did it and it so much better than regular milk and makes the potatoes delicious!

Barbara

Barbara

Whenever I make a baked product, from scratch or a mix, I always add at least 1/4 cup of powdered milk to the mix before adding the required amount of liquid – even if the liquid is milk. Not only does it make the product more nutritious, it enriches the flavor and also helps the bread, cookies, cake. etc. stay fresher longer.

Melanie

Melanie

I've been searching, with no real help on ideas for storing a milk substitute- we can't use any powdered milk for the whole family has allergies to all kinds. No cow's milk options here. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for ideas for powdered alternatives? Thanks!

Gisela-David

Gisela-David

We love to use it for our homemade "instant" whole wheat pancakes. I keep all of the dry ingredients together in a canister and then when we are ready to have some I just mix it with some water, egg, vanilla and melted butter. They turn out super! I'm trying to figure out how to tweak the recipe for powdered eggs instead of fresh ones.

Anonymous

Anonymous

For convenience I just add it in powdered form to my coffee or tea and stir.

Anonymous

Anonymous

I am going to have to try powdered milk, again. I grew up with "Milk Man" which my mother would mix up when we ran out of "real" milk. She said that it tasted just like the real thing. Hmmm… come to think of it, she didn't drink milk.
Kathleen

Kathleen

I learn as much from the comments as I do from the articles! This post & comments has such great tips on Powdered Milk that I can put to use right now!

Tara Oliver

Tara Oliver

I actually have never been very good at using my powdered milk, so this post (and the comments) are very insightful to me. thank you!

Emergency Essentials®

Emergency Essentials®

Robert – Our Powdered Milk has a 20 year shelf life when stored properly. As far as store bought boxes of powdered milk go, we aren't certain of their shelf life because there are so many potential variations in how they have been packaged and stored before you purchase the product.

Emergency Essentials®

Emergency Essentials®

Levi – There are a few differences between the Instant Non-Fat Regular Powdered Milk and the Instant Non-Fat Fortified Powdered Milk. The Fortified Milk does have extra vitamins that have been added which is the main difference. The process that the milk goes through to be fortified also makes it fluffier which means that not as many servings will fit in the can but it also makes it easier to mix.

Tawna

Tawna

I have a recipe for rolls that calls for powdered milk. I get rave reviews on them every time I make them. I love to use powdered milk when I am cooking and baking. It helps to stretch out the regular milk and saves money!

Robert

Robert

what is the difference between the shelf life of regular powdered milk from a store and the stuff in #10 cans. Can i just can the stuff and it will last 30 years.

Heather

Heather

Great tips! I have a lot of powdered milk I haven't been sure how to use. Thanks!

IndyRose

IndyRose

My mother used powdered milk to make cream gravy. Of course you need to make it up as fluid before adding to the roux in the pan. She would add a tablespoon extra powder per cup to make it a little thicker and more creamy. My husband uses powder milk in instant mashed potatoes, add couple of tablespoons in the dry mix, then what you need in water. Makes it really yummy.

SteveO

SteveO

Great ideas! Thanks!

Felicia

Felicia

Thanks for the information! Since my husband is lactose intolerant, I wasn't planning on storing milk to drink, but since I see it is great for baking, etc. I will definitely add it to my food storage plan!

demsco

demsco

This product is good. I have used it and stocked up on it. Nothing ever tastes like the real thing, but this is close enough! The cheeses are interesting as well.

Anonymous

Anonymous

My kids love it when I add a splash of vanilla to our powdered milk. Get it nice and cold and they keep asking for more.

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Levi

Levi

I plan on stocking some powdered milk, but what is the difference between instant fat free pm and instant non fat fortified pm aside from the added vitamins? Is one better to store long term than the other?

annielynn

annielynn

I'm excited to try this!

annielynn

annielynn

Sounds yummy!

Anonymous

Anonymous

Didn't know you could make soap with P.Milk. I'll try it. P.M.is great for baking also.

Matt

Matt

Very interesting… I am excited to try out these suggestions. Would love to know about nutritional value of powdered milk versus regular milk.

Growing up we used powdered milk to make ice cream. I believe the recipe called for 5 cups of powdered milk, a couple tsp of vanilla, 8 cups of water, and then we mashed in raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, or whatever other berries we had on hand. Put everything in an ice cream freezer can and freeze.

DUSTIN AND LAUREN

DUSTIN AND LAUREN

Great Tips…I never knew this!

JKMommy

JKMommy

to be honest, I have not tried powdered milk before b/c I have been nervous about how it cooks. But all these great ideas (including SOAP) have me interested now! THANK YOU!!

Margaret

Margaret

I use powdered milk to make up jar mix gifts (cookies, cakes, etc) at Christmas time. I was raised on powdered milk and it is a MUST in my personal and emergency pantry due to it's versatility!

Kerstin

Kerstin

Lately I've been adding powdered milk to our store bought milk to make it last longer. My kids (or husband) haven't even noticed! Once the gallon of milk from the store is about half gone, I fill it up with mixed up powdered milk and let it get nice and cold overnight. It helps keep the budget down and helps the kids adjust to the taste of powdered milk in case we ever had to use it by itself.

S. L. Haynes

S. L. Haynes

For those of you that like a splash of milk in your coffee or tea, add a spoonful of powered milk instead! Just keep some in an air tight container near the coffee pot or tea pot. Add and stir, that's it!

njh

njh

Thanks for this blog. It was good to review things I once knew about using powdered milk. It was great to read some reviews on the product.

Frieda Loves Bread

Frieda Loves Bread

I have used powdered milk to make a low fat mozzarella cheese. Yes, cheese! It is so easy!

Anita

Anita

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Anonymous

Anonymous

My family goes through milk very quickly, and this powdered milk is very good !I make hot chocolate mix with it,as well, and it's wonderful!

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