Powdered Milk

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by LeveeBreak, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. LeveeBreak

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    Is there a way to make powdered milk at home?

    How long is canned powdered milk good for?
     
  2. coinguy

    coinguy Well-Known Member

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    Powdered milk is made by spraying it in a fine mist in a tall tower, and it dries on the way down. I can't think of a good way, or any way, to make it at home. The shelf life is not that great, usually just a couple of years.

    We have gone to a milk-substitute made by Honeyville Farms. http://www.honeyvillegrain.com We sure like the taste MUCH better than any other powdered milk product we have tried, and over the years I have tried quite a few. It is a whey product. It comes in large cans, six to the case, and it much cheaper to order from the source rather than a reseller. By about a third or more. Give it a try.

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  3. Denny

    Denny Praying for America

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    Also look into soy milk. I has about as long shelflife as canned "milk" but with great nutritional value.
     
  4. TechAdmin

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    I have vacuum sealed powdered milk in my prepared food case and it stays good for about two to three years.
     
  5. carnut1100

    carnut1100 Well-Known Member

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    That milk substitute stuff is horrible.....

    There is another way they make powdered milk, and that is by spraying it on a rotating heated drum where it dries and is scraped off.
    Not really practical for home use though...
     
  6. TechAdmin

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    I have it just encase we really need it. The stuff lasts so long and has nutritional value.
     
  7. carnut1100

    carnut1100 Well-Known Member

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    When I was a youngster we lived in a small village 120 miles from the nearest fresh milk supplies with no electricity anyhow.
    It was powdered milk or nothing.
    I have too many memories of that stuff to enjoy it nowadays but I do see your point about long term starage and nutrition.
    Powdered milk in cheap instant coffee is one particularly nasty memory...
     
  8. Lake Lady

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    This is what I bought http://www.moosmilk.com/ It will store up to 10 years if kept in the cans, stored at 55 degrees. I bought regular for cooking and chocolate for drinking. I have know idea how it tastes, but the person that recommended it says it taste the closest to real milk. In a SHTF situation, it will be better than no milk.

    I hope this helps.