Can I Substitute Milk With Liquefied Dry Milk?

Decorating By mom2spunkynbug Updated 7 Aug 2009 , 8:26pm by 7yyrt

mom2spunkynbug Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 3:57am
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I'm making a small cake for tomorrow - it's midnight...and I've run out of milk!

I have a box of Nonfat Dry Milk - it says how you can liquefy (sp?) it. Think I can use that???

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Thanks in advance!

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Doug Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 4:04am
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yes, it will work -- instant dry milk is an old staple.

2 notes tho'

it will have a slightly "cooked" taste as if you had scalded it, but in a cake this should not be a concern.

it is non-fat, so not as "rich" but again shouldn't be a problem. (if you want to make it richer, double the amount of powder to the given amount of liquid -- but it still won't be fatty)

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examples of versatility of powdered milk --

I make a "creme" for putting on fruits and shortcake out of 2 fluid ounces (1/4 cup) french vanilla coffee creamer, 1 cup of powdered milk and enough water to bring to 6 fluid ounces (1 serving) -- very rich, low fat, high calcium, Vit A & D

when making instant oatmeal w/ water in the micro -- after it comes out stir in about 1/3 cup of powder to get a very creamy oatmeal. (good for the kid who won't drink milk)

add to condensed soup made w/ water to creamy soup

add to meat loaf (great way to get calcium into those that hate milk!)

make according to package directions and then chill REALLY well, and it'll taste fairly close to skim milk (slight hint of "cooked" taste -- but the colder it is the less noticeable that is)

and the list goes on

(can you tell I grew up drinking this and cooking with it!?)

SugarFrosted Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 4:14am
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I keep dry non-fat milk in my pantry for emergencies. If I am making it to drink, I always add a scant half-teaspoon of vanilla to each quart...it takes away that cooked taste Doug mentioned. Since you are adding it to a cake, you won't need to add anything extra.

mom2spunkynbug Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 4:23am
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My goodness!

Thanks guys! icon_smile.gif

Now I can continue baking! whew!

I've never used this stuff...the only reason I bought it was to make homemade dog biscuits for my puppies, lol! (Still haven't done that yet!)

Thanks again!

Doug Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 4:31am
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Originally Posted by mom2spunkynbug

My goodness!

Thanks guys! icon_smile.gif

Now I can continue baking! whew!

I've never used this stuff...the only reason I bought it was to make homemade dog biscuits for my puppies, lol! (Still haven't done that yet!)

Thanks again!




if live in tornado, blizzard, hurricane area...great to have on hand for emergencies -- as long as you have clean water, you have milk.

also good to take when camping (esp. backpacking)...much lighter to carry, and just reconstitute with properly filtered water.

mom2spunkynbug Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 4:38am
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Thank you for the helpful info Doug! icon_smile.gif

Doug Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 4:48am
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oh...and forgot the best one....

homemade hot cocoa mix.

all kinds of variations of the recipe all over the internet.

basically powdered milk, sugar, cocoa, vanilla, marshmallow
(and.....other stuff to kick it up like cinnamon, etc.) (Alton Brown puts cayenne powder in his!)

can experiment to make your own special blend.

(and a dang sight cheaper than store bought premade)

mom2spunkynbug Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 4:56am
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Originally Posted by Doug

oh...and forgot the best one....

homemade hot cocoa mix.

all kinds of variations of the recipe all over the internet.

basically powdered milk, sugar, cocoa, vanilla, marshmallow
(and.....other stuff to kick it up like cinnamon, etc.) (Alton Brown puts cayenne powder in his!)

can experiment to make your own special blend.

(and a dang sight cheaper than store bought premade)




Wow, I would've never thought of that! Sounds good! I'll have to add it to my list of things to start making (or at least trying) from scratch!

xstitcher Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 4:59am
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I have it on hand for emergencies and to make Milk Cake.

7yyrt Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 8:26pm
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I know you've already made your cake, but I just add it dry and add an extra Tablespoon butter or oil per cup of milk.
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I make those cocoa cones at Christmas with it. Somewhere, there are some threads with pictures. (We bump them up each Winter.)

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