Finding the Best Bulk Powdered Milk: Our Tests . . . and a Recipe
Let’s talk buying powdered milk.
Powdered milk comes in handy for baking or making ice cream and smoothies. Another great point: some folks live far from a grocery store, so powdered milk is a necessity.
To test powdered milk, we perform blind taste tests. That way we aren’t influenced by brand name or packaging. Of course, that doesn’t mean packaging isn’t important! If you are building an emergency food supply pantry, some packages are better than others—cans are a better bet.
That said, for everyday use, resealable bags are probably a better idea. A few quick points when buying powdered milk in bulk:
• Consider freezing for longer shelf life. One of the brands we recommend below only has a nine-month shelf life if stored at room temperature. But if you freeze the bag, it has a five year life!
• Most powdered milk is whole milk. However, we did find a low-fat “milk alternative” that scored high in our taste tests. More on that below.
Before we get to the winners, here is a recipe for a low fat smoothie:
Recipe: Orange Cream Smoothie
1 cup Augason Farms Morning Moos
1/2 cup Augason Farms Orange Delight
3 cups ice
Combine all ingredients and blend together until smooth. Yield: 2 cups.
(Recipe credit: Augason Farms)