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#289797 - 07/08/18 12:16 AM Long-Term Milk
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Which milk is best for long-term storage, canned or dry (powered)?

I looked at our pantry and noticed we overlooked something. If stores suddenly stopped selling milk, we have a problem.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289798 - 07/08/18 01:09 AM Re: Long-Term Milk [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
hikermor Offline
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My preference is powdered, although I don't know about relative best buy dates vis=a=vis canned. Powdered is lightweight for backpacking and similar uses. When I have cooked with it, I can't tell the difference (mostly I am making pancakes and biscuits) compared to fresh.

No reason not to store both.....
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#289799 - 07/08/18 01:59 AM Re: Long-Term Milk [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Teslinhiker Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1368
Here in Canada, there is 2% milk in 1 liter tetra packs which require no refrigeration until opened. Great for camping or prep with a shelf life of 9 months.

Not quite the same taste as fresh milk, but so much better then any canned or dry milk. There are also 200 ML (just under 7 oz) size packs available.

Grand Pre Milk
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#289804 - 07/08/18 12:59 PM Re: Long-Term Milk [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1521
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
yeah, but you can make Key Lime Pie with sweetened condensed milk smile

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#289806 - 07/08/18 01:54 PM Re: Long-Term Milk [Re: LesSnyder]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4901
Loc: SOCAL
Which is a good reason to stock more than one type of shelf stable milk. I used Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk for making Key Lime Pie, so that is a valid reason to stock at least a couple cans. You’ll also need limes and Graham Crackers for the crust.

Can the condensed milk be used for making the heavy whipped cream topping? I think not, so you’ll need to experiment ahead of time to modify the recipe and stock all the shelf stable ingredients.

... keeping a milk cow is not convenient for many so when the electricity goes off-line, there will be sacrifices.

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#289810 - 07/08/18 08:00 PM Re: Long-Term Milk [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
Here is a good reference on powdered milk, with links to similar products:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powdered_milk
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