- Make milk. :D That was easy. Use it in cereal, mashed potatoes, recipes, etc...
- When I don't have raw milk on hand, I use powdered milk to make yogurt.
- Make whipped topping with equal parts of powdered milk and ice water. Beat in a little sugar and vanilla. Put it on top of your favorite pie.
- Evaporated milk can be made rather than bought...especially if you forgot to buy it, it comes in handy. 1/3 cup powdered milk with 1/2 cup water.
- Sour cream can be made with 1/3 cup powdered milk and 3/4 cup yogurt. Add 1 tsp cornstarch to stabilize it if you plan on using it in cooking.
- Replace a 13 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk with 1/3 cup powdered milk and 1/2 cup of water. Microwave until hot and add 1/2 cup of sugar. Just be sure to refrigerate for a few hours before using.
- Instant hot cocoa for those winter months can be made with equal parts of cocoa, powdered milk, and sugar. Microwave a cup of water till hot and stir in. Top with marshmallows or a dash of cinnamon to suit your tastes.
- Make your own curds and whey like Little Miss Muffet. Boil 1 part powdered milk and 2 parts water. Remove from heat and pour in vinegar (1 Tbsp per 1 cup of water), stirring slightly. Let sit and watch it separate. You should have a clear liquid and curds. If it is still a little milky, add a small amount of vinegar and let sit again.
- Continue with the curds to make ricotta cheese by straining the curds through a cheese cloth. Retain the curds and blend until smooth.
- You can take it a step further and make cottage cheese by adding some yogurt or evaporated milk to the blended curds.
- Soak fish in milk before cooking to make it plump and taste fresher.
- Make a face mask with a paste of powdered milk and water. Spread it on your face and let it dry before cleansing it off. Your face will feel smoother.
- Equal parts of powdered milk and water with a dash of salt to make a paste can take the itch out of insect bites.
- Make some milk to ease sunburn.
Monday, November 7, 2011
There are so many uses for powdered milk. It is a definite in our household to keep it on hand. I put it in a container and keep it stored in the freezer (not sure why...just do). Then, I scoop out as much as I need. Here are some ideas on what to use powdered milk for: