Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sweet Treats....from Powdered Milk

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It's been a busy week, and it is halfway over!   So, let's get busy with information regarding using your Powdered Milk.  As stated before, this is such a versatile food.  Let's start with one of my personal favorites!


Mix together:

3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cup non instant dry milk powder.

Beat into 4 cups boiling water and cook 1 minute. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and pour into mold and freeze.
(These are really, really, really yummy!)

Here is another sweet indulgence!

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Magic Milk Shakes (

1-1/2 to 2 cups ice water

1-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 to 1-1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare

2 tablespoons corn oil plus a 5-second squirt of non-stick spray for emulsification purposes

Place all of the ingredients into the blender, including the oil and the non-stick spray. Use less water for thicker milk shakes and more water for shakes that are easy on your blender motor.  The blender should be about 3/4's full.  Place the lid on.  Process for a full 2 minutes.  Pour into cups and serve.  Makes 4 - 12oz servings.  For preparation tips please see below.

I love this recipe because it makes very rich milk shakes without any ice cream.  I don't always have ice cream in the house because the kids eat it so fast. With this recipe we can  have delicious frosty milk shakes for a fraction of the cost of those using ice cream.  And all the ingredients are on the pantry shelf.

Reader's Tip:  A reader named Chris made these with Splenda replacing the sugar measure for measure and said they turned out perfectly.  If you like Splenda, then this tip would be a great way to reduce the calories and make them sugar-free.  Thanks for sharing Chris!


Add 1 very ripe banana for a chocolate banana shake

Add a big spoonful of peanut butter for a decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake.

Add a few broken red and white candy mints for a refreshing Chocolate Mint shake.

To make Vanilla Milk Shakes, omit the cocoa powder, reduce the sugar to 1/2-cup and add 1 tablespoon (yes a full tablespoon) of vanilla flavoring.  For a french vanilla milk shake crack in an egg too.


2 c. peanut butter

2 c. powdered milk

1 c. honey, or corn syrup

Mix all together. Give your child a cookie sheet and play-doh and watch the fun begin! Kids can knead it and make sculptures out of it and then eat it, too!

Satisfy that sweet!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The milkshakes are divine!!! The kids like to share them with neighbor kids. Make very big shakes.

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