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#57640 - 08/31/06 08:33 AM Good tasting powdered milk ??
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Loc: Atlanta, GA, USA
I'm a big milk drinker at home and was wondering what the best tasting powdered milk is for backpacking/camping? Any thoughts / opinions? Thanks..


Edited by tchiker (09/02/06 10:51 PM)

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#57641 - 08/31/06 10:07 AM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: tchiker]
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Milkman - it's got the kiss of cream!

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#57642 - 08/31/06 10:13 AM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: tchiker]
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Nido, my favorite. Available at Wally World Mexican food section.
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#57643 - 08/31/06 04:41 PM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: tchiker]
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Nido and Milkman...the two answers that always show up. They're popular because they're 'whole' milk, not skimmed/no fat. I don't know that there are any others.

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#57644 - 08/31/06 05:11 PM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: Fiddleback]
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I always drink skim milk at home, but on a longer hike, I'd rather risk gaining some weight if it means my energy level will probably be higher. So I'll check into each of these...thanks...

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#57645 - 08/31/06 05:48 PM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: tchiker]
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My hiking partner always uses powdered milk that she cuts with 1/3 with a powdered creamer to give it better flavor. Does the same with instant hot chocolate mix.
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#57646 - 08/31/06 07:24 PM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: tchiker]
Rick Offline
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Finding whole milk powder here is virtually imposible. That is to say, milk with some fat in it.
I found some Buttermilk powder in the bulk food store and have been using that.
Quite rich and very flavourful. I use it in granola in the morning and my butterscotch pudding at night. Yum, Yum.

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#57647 - 09/01/06 06:46 AM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: tchiker]
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Powdered soy milk has a really good taste, but is much lower in calcium.

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#57648 - 09/01/06 10:46 AM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: tchiker]
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I buy my whole powdered milk (non-instant) in bulk at the locally-owned health food store (not a chain HFS). I have no idea who the supplier is or if other HFS stock it. The price is reasonable and the flavor ok. Don't be put off by "non-instant"... it still dissolves readily in water.

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#57649 - 06/22/07 02:49 PM Re: Good tasting powdered milk - NIDO [Re: jonnycat]
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Loc: Illinois
I purchased powdered milk products and did taste tests on what I could find in Central Illinois. Nido was found in the stores specializing in foreign foods and I found it in the Mexican section of a large supermarket.

I mixed the powders according to the directions, chilled overnight in a nalgene bottle and gave it to my family. Not only was Nido the winner but they could not tell that it was powdered. Used on cereal, it tasted really good. We used it in hot chocolate and again it really worked.

Nido had been discussed elsewhere and I am glad I found it. Milkman I have had and it had been a favorite but I will be using Nido.

I bring UHT (ultra high temperature) milk on the trail for the first day or so in small cartons but it is heavy. I have found that in several stores here. In the 1980s when it was first available in the US I used that. I had used it in Europe for years but any liquid is too heavy for the long haul.

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#57650 - 07/07/07 09:26 AM Re: Good tasting powdered milk ?? [Re: tchiker]
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Registered: 09/16/03
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Loc: Cape May Co.South Jersey
I use "Organic Valley's organic nonfat dry milk non-instant for cooking and baking"
I dont care about fat or non fat Its just the only organic dry milk I can purchase locally.
I pre measure my cereal, sugar and dry milk into individual zip baggies, while on the trail I just add water or hot tea, zip, shake and eat right out of the baggy. I have never cared for powdered milk but I dont mind the taste of this one. Im not a milk drinker so It comes in handy around the kitchen when I need milk for cooking or that once a week bowl of cereal. never have to worry about spoiled milk in the frig.

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#57651 - 07/09/07 02:28 PM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: Fiddleback]
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Anyone know of a source for these in Canada? Wally World up here doesn't
carry them, and I have a hard time finding anything but powdered skim up
here.
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#57652 - 07/09/07 03:07 PM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: phat]
Rick Offline
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
It's pathetic what we can't get here.

Try some Buttermilk powder. That seems to be readily available here in Ontario. It has fat and is quite tasty.

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#57653 - 07/09/07 03:13 PM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: Rick]
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I can't even find that here. Where you getting your buttermilk powder?
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#57654 - 07/09/07 05:51 PM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: phat]
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I haven't shopped for dry milk while on camping trips in Canada. However, I have seen Nido milk in Asian groceries in the USA. In fact I've seen identical cans with the Klim label (milk backwards) in those stores as well. So Asian groceries in Canada might carry one or other of those brands.

Note, cans of Klim were provided by the Red Cross to Allied POWs in Germany. They in turn used the cans to construct ventillation pipes and other gear for use in their escape tunnels. Current 'cans' are mostly paper, so are not multipurpose. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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#57655 - 07/09/07 10:42 PM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: phat]
Rick Offline
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I can't even find that here. Where you getting your buttermilk powder?


Several bulk food stores carry it here. I use it wherever milk is called for - puddings, potatoes, soup, etc.

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#57656 - 07/10/07 07:34 AM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: Rick]
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Shouldn't buttermilk have no fat at all? I mean, the fat should have been removed to be used to make butter, right? So it should be fat free, or as close to fat free as possible.

I could be totally wrong about this though, this was just always what I thought, though my thoughts on subjects have often proved to be totally unreliable <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

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#57657 - 07/10/07 08:44 AM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: Ender]
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The original buttermilk was the left overs from making butter. But most of what is now called buttermilk is a cultured product, much like yogurt and sour cream.

Many US groceries carry 'powdered cultured buttermilk', made from 'cultured nonfat milk'. I keep this on hand for use in pancakes and other baking. I have also found a full-fat version in the bulk section of a health-foods shop.

But I do not consider this a substitute for dried milk as a beverage, or for making cream sauces. It also tends to pickup moisture and harden into clumps, more so than Nido.

paulj

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#57658 - 07/10/07 08:46 AM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: Fiddleback]
paulj Offline
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Milkman isn't whole fat. The packaging says 'with a touch of cream'. That is, enough fat (or whole fat milk) has been added to improve the taste.

paulj

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#57659 - 07/10/07 08:57 AM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: paulj]
Ender Offline
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Cool. Thanks Paulj! I didn't realize that there were different kinds of buttermilk.

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#57660 - 07/16/07 09:48 AM Find Nido here... [Re: tchiker]
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Loc: Yellow Springs, OH
Nido, made by Nestle, 26% Milkfat


Asian Grocers
Hispanic Grocers
Indian Grocers

OnLine (US) http://www.mexgrocer.com/2575.html

Also available via Amazon.com I believe.
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#57661 - 07/26/07 10:19 AM Re: Good tasting powdered milk [Re: Rick]
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Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 58
Loc: Colorado
Never thought about buttermilk. I might have to give that one a try.

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#57662 - 07/26/07 10:25 AM Re: Good tasting powdered milk ?? [Re: tchiker]
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Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 58
Loc: Colorado
NIDO is available at walmart <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Life is good <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#57663 - 07/29/07 06:18 PM Re: Good tasting powdered milk ?? [Re: tchiker]
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Loc: Texas
Morning Moo Milk from Walton Feed

http://waltonfeed.com/self/labels/moo.html

This is not non-fat dry milk... lots of fat, calorie density is very high.
This stuff tastes real good and last years and years.

Put about 3 ounces in a 2 qt. zip bag, pour a quart of water in, shake, drink with a straw.

I grew up on a dairy farm and drink several gallons of milk a week to this day.

If you are hiking a dry trail, bring Paramat shelf-stable milk. Amazon and Sam's Club sells it.
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#57664 - 08/14/07 04:24 PM Argh! Stupid Canadian Wally World! [Re: Rick]
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Loc: Alberta, Canada

My local Wally world recently renovated and put in a full fledged grocery store - before it
had the little grocery shelf section, however, it was the only place in Edmonton to get
nice mexican stuff like La Victoria enchilada sauces, herdez salsas, etc. etc. Unfortunately
it never had the Nido milk that it obviously carries in the states...

I went in today and went hopefully to the mexican aisle - and was appalled. Not only do they
not have Nido, but they don't carry any of the mexican stuff from the states anymore either -
no good enchilada sauce and salsa verde anymore... Just a big wall of "Old El Paso" taco and
fajita kits...

Grumble... Not only no powdered milk but I'm back to the best enchilada I can get in this
town being the natural high chicken enchilada backpacking meal....
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