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#185205 - 10/13/09 09:13 PM Re: Stored Food Comes In Handy [Re: Jesselp]
Lon Offline
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Registered: 11/14/08
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I had a similar "save" by using our stored powdered milk... the wife was in the middle of making a German Chocolate Cake for me, and realized that she did not have the Evaporated Milk for the icing.

With a little online research, I was able to find out how to "make" the Evaporated Milk from powdered milk.
The cake turned out great!

Others might find this web page useful... Hillbilly Housewife ... lots of recipes/substitutions for powdered milk.

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#185213 - 10/13/09 11:08 PM Re: Stored Food Comes In Handy [Re: Susan]
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Originally Posted By: Susan
If you've got chocolate, it's always an emergency!


You've got it backwards, Sue: it's not an emergency until you are out of chocolate.
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#185261 - 10/14/09 01:14 PM Re: Stored Food Comes In Handy [Re: ironraven]
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Registered: 08/09/09
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Loc: San Diego, CA
Slaps forehead and adds "chocolate" to list.

More seriously: I haven't had powdered milk since about the 60's/70's. Is it any better nowadays?
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#185262 - 10/14/09 01:24 PM Re: Stored Food Comes In Handy [Re: Compugeek]
Lon Offline
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Loc: middle Tennessee
Originally Posted By: Compugeek
More seriously: I haven't had powdered milk since about the 60's/70's. Is it any better nowadays?


I have some of the "Provident Pantry" brand that's available online from Emergency Essentials (beprepared.com), and I have been very pleased with that product.
I like the taste/texture as good as (or better than) store-bought milk.

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#185274 - 10/14/09 03:42 PM Re: Stored Food Comes In Handy [Re: Lon]
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Lon: What do you normally buy at the store? Non-fat there, too?
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#185305 - 10/14/09 07:34 PM Re: Stored Food Comes In Handy [Re: Compugeek]
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Since Milkman Brand powdered milk went out of business, I have been unable to find a store that carries anything other than non-fat. Non-fat is a lot more shelf stable than milk with any milkfat in it, so it appears that only nonfat milk is what anyone is willing to carry. I liked the Milkman brand because it had just enough fat content to reconsitute into a suitable drinking milk. The non-fat stuff leaves a bit of an aftertaste that I never got used to. The stuff we used to get at the DFAC in Iraq was about like liquid latex.
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#185306 - 10/14/09 07:44 PM Re: Stored Food Comes In Handy [Re: benjammin]
nurit Offline
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Registered: 03/27/08
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Loc: NYC
I dislike non-fat milk too!
What I store and drink is Nido powdered whole milk (or as the British say, full cream milk). An Indian grocer in my neighborhood has it, but I get it on Amazon for a better price. It's a Nestle product. Made in Mexico is good; made in England or Holland is really good!

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#185352 - 10/15/09 01:57 AM Re: Stored Food Comes In Handy [Re: nurit]
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I didn't know whole milk was even available powdered.

Thanks!
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#185359 - 10/15/09 02:42 AM Re: Stored Food Comes In Handy [Re: Compugeek]
Art_in_FL Offline
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Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2432
A little old school but anyone wanting long storing milk (milk?) might think of giving evaporated milk a try. Some people love the stuff. Others can't stand it. It is cheap, typically about $.75 a can, and AFAIK remains at least nominally drinkable as long as the can remains intact. I have used it five, or more, years old and didn't notice any change.

I find it pretty handy for cooking straight as a substitute for cream or mixed with water as milk. Mixed with water kids seem to find it acceptable.

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#185360 - 10/15/09 02:48 AM Re: Stored Food Comes In Handy [Re: nurit]
Arney Offline
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Loc: California
Originally Posted By: nurit
What I store and drink is Nido powdered whole milk (or as the British say, full cream milk).

I use Nido powered whole milk, too. I like to keep my morning coffee hot as long as possible, so using a powder is better than pouring some cold liquid into the coffee. I use it as a subsitute for non-dairy creamer powder. Funny, come to think of it, I don't think I've ever tried drinking it just as milk before.

Although I buy mine at a Chinese food store, it often comes with a Spanish label on it, so there are probably many ethnic grocers who carry it.

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