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    You are in: Home / Community Forums / Emergency Food/Supplies / AAGGGHHHH!!! Instant Milk!!!
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    AAGGGHHHH!!! Instant Milk!!!

    OH, let me try that!
    Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:43 pm
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    Unlike some of you, I have found this product to be a real boon in my life.

    You see, I'm a bachelor, and I've often bought a gallon or quart of milk, only to see most of it circle it's way down my drain. Not a happy thing. So, I decided to try a box of generic instant milk. 23.6 ounces, I think. I got mine from Marsh here locally under the Food Club name. I'm done with the real stuff.

    Want to know why? Well, most times I use milk, it isn't as milk. It's used as an ingredient. Rather than buying a bulk of the liquid stuff, I can just reconstitute it and add it like I would the real stuff. The main thing I use it for is breakfast, with Carnation Breakfast Essentials, or just as a flotation medium for some sort of cereal. In these two applications, I dare you to find the difference between the real deal and this alternative. Plus, with helper meals, sometimes they ask for milk, so it's easy to just toss some in and there you go.

    But, I was curious about how my mouth would deal with it straight. Isn't everyone? I mixed up a couple cups in a large glass and left it overnight for breakfast the next morning. There was a difference, but to me, it was negligible. I would have no qualms drinking this as milk. It had the mouth feel I wanted, was nice and cold given the time in the fridge, and I didn't have any discernible aftertaste or 'cooked' flavor that would put me off it.

    If you haven't tried today's dried milk, give it a shot. If you have, give these good folks your thoughts.

    It works for me. Does it for you?
    duonyte
    Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:26 pm
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    I actually use quite a bit of fresh milk, as I make kefir which we use pretty regularly or turn into cheese if not used within a couple of days. But I know that keeping the milk reconstituted overnight is a key to getting a better mouthfeel to it. Apparently while the powder does mix together with the water it does not really fully hydrate until some hours have gone by. Glad it works for you.
    jln's mom
    Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:30 pm
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    Several times I have mixed up a pouch(I buy the box with 6 pouches ) of dry milk ,used what I need for cooking and added the rest to the milk jug because we were low. I always do this early before the family is up and not once has anyone ever said "this taste funny". No one ever knows(I usually buy 1% milk, I'm sure if I bought whole milk they'd know). Once I mixed a pouch up at night because I found we were out at 11pm-ish and poured it in the empty milk jug. My kids were to sleepy to notice any difference in the morning. I always keep this on hand .I use it when I am doing a lot of baking where milk is needed or as stated just in case.....I couldn't imagine not having it on hand during the winter months when I don't want to go out .
    UnknownChef86
    Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:15 am
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    My mom used to buy milk and mix it, 50/50 with reconstituted powdered milk. She'd chill it overnight, but there really wasn't that much of a difference. And she'd get two gallons of milk far cheaper than she would have, otherwise. Can't tell you the number of times I've thought about doing the same thing. Haven't, yet, but I'm coming close... icon_biggrin.gif
    OH, let me try that!
    Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:00 pm
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    UnknownChef86 wrote:
    My mom used to buy milk and mix it, 50/50 with reconstituted powdered milk. She'd chill it overnight, but there really wasn't that much of a difference. And she'd get two gallons of milk far cheaper than she would have, otherwise. Can't tell you the number of times I've thought about doing the same thing. Haven't, yet, but I'm coming close... icon_biggrin.gif


    It's pretty darned good, UC86. Now, I'm just using some off the shelf stuff right now, but I've been reading on the subject and I think I'm going to invest in some Provident Pantry milk. It consistently gets the best reviews I've seen, and you can get it pretty doggone cheap if you do it in bulk. Currently, there's little difference in my area between the regular milk and the boxed non-fat shelf mix (price wise), but I looked at some numbers on some websites and you CAN get some savings out there if you try. If PP is as good as some of the users have said, I'll put it in my pantry for sure because from a kid, I've always loved milk. I just don't drink it as much as an adult because of the reasons I stated above. Obviously, heheh, that's changing pretty quickly.

    Thanks for the reply.
    UnknownChef86
    Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:44 am
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    OH, let me try that! wrote:
    UnknownChef86 wrote:
    My mom used to buy milk and mix it, 50/50 with reconstituted powdered milk. She'd chill it overnight, but there really wasn't that much of a difference. And she'd get two gallons of milk far cheaper than she would have, otherwise. Can't tell you the number of times I've thought about doing the same thing. Haven't, yet, but I'm coming close... icon_biggrin.gif

    It's pretty darned good, UC86. Now, I'm just using some off the shelf stuff right now, but I've been reading on the subject and I think I'm going to invest in some Provident Pantry milk. It consistently gets the best reviews I've seen, and you can get it pretty doggone cheap if you do it in bulk. Currently, there's little difference in my area between the regular milk and the boxed non-fat shelf mix (price wise), but I looked at some numbers on some websites and you CAN get some savings out there if you try. If PP is as good as some of the users have said, I'll put it in my pantry for sure because from a kid, I've always loved milk. I just don't drink it as much as an adult because of the reasons I stated above. Obviously, heheh, that's changing pretty quickly.

    Thanks for the reply.

    You're welcome. icon_smile.gif
    Amberngriffinco
    Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:19 pm
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    UnknownChef86 wrote:
    My mom used to buy milk and mix it, 50/50 with reconstituted powdered milk. She'd chill it overnight, but there really wasn't that much of a difference. And she'd get two gallons of milk far cheaper than she would have, otherwise. Can't tell you the number of times I've thought about doing the same thing. Haven't, yet, but I'm coming close... icon_biggrin.gif



    me too.

    don't like it, but heck, in an emergency.............
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