Finding the Best Whole Powdered Milk: Our Tips & Advice
We asked our parent readers for their favorite powdered milk. Then we developed blind taste tests, making sure to hide the brands and packaging to keep it fair.
Along the way, we discovered some tips and advice on buying this staple:
• Not all powdered milks are whole cow’s milk. We noticed a few “milk alternative” products out there in our quest. While these are fine (and a low-fat alternative for those looking for that), they aren’t the best choice for baking bread or other recipes.
• Consider freezing for longer shelf life. If you are building an emergency food supply, the type of packaging is important. Cans and jars that are sealed tend to have longer shelf life. Also: you can freeze powdered milk—one brand that won our taste tests has a shelf life of five years when frozen!
• Great for camping, RV’ing. Powdered milk is great for baking and cooking, but even better when camping. Since it requires no refrigeration, it’s great for camp cooking . . . and perfect for hot chocolate.
Here are the winners of our taste tests: