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tobiedog
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09/22/2010 06:34PM
Do you ever take powdered or dry milk along? How would you rate the various brands on taste and value?
 
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kanoes
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09/22/2010 06:54PM
alot of people hear swear by nido, a powdered whole milk found in the ethnic food aisles.
 
09/22/2010 07:10PM
I'm one of the Nido users. IMHO,Tastes a lot better than other dry milks. Use it with egg store eggs to make scrambled eggs, a scoop in the oatmeal, or my sons favorite........making instant pudding.

Use powder for one cup of milk, but only put in 3/4 C of water. Mix ingredients at home in a ziplock & after you add the water, place bag in lake for 5 minutes & it will set up nice.

I split one box into two ziplocks for two nights worth of goodies. .
 
bojibob
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09/22/2010 07:26PM
Ditto Nido. Easy to use, tastes like Milk to me...
 
09/22/2010 08:07PM
Agreed - Nido is good stuff. However, I've been drinking 2% for so long I find it too heavy. I mix it about half and half with instant nonfat dry milk and it comes out just great. Best is to mix it several hours (or the night before) ahead of when you want to use it. Nido prefers to be shaken, not stirred.

Whether you mix milks as I do or use one kind exclusively, it's great for warm or cold granola, and superb with Red River cereal instead of plain water. It also smooths out the flavor of dehydrated eggs and makes a richer bannock.
 
oth
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09/22/2010 08:18PM
For a while it was a whole pwdered milk oredered from ohio....cooking only imo. Now; Nido all the way for whole milk, especially for non-cooking.
 
Arkansas Man
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09/22/2010 08:34PM
Nido!! In everything we take that needs milk. We even use the fortified kind for our granddaughter to drink when she is here!

Bruce
 
tobiedog
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09/22/2010 10:38PM
Sounds like Nido is the favorite since nothing else was mentioned! Where do you find it? The other product that seems to show up on the web as not terribly objectionable is something called "morning moo". The price for morning moo seems to be about half that of nido. Has anyone tried it? Also, how long can you store this stuff? Seems like you get a better deal in larger quantities.
 
09/22/2010 11:11PM
I know you asked about powdered milk, but there is shelf stable milk - ie milk that doesn't need refrigeration. I've seen individual size cartons at walmart. They sell it for kids. Most popular are strawberry flavored and chocolate, but they have plain, too. For the record, I haven't tried them.

I don't take powdered milk for drinking but I do use plain old Carnation (type) non-fat dried milk for recipes and baking. Works fine for that.
 
09/22/2010 11:20PM
They sell a 4 pack in about 8oz milk cartons that doesn't need refrigeration that we like to bring. Cant remember the brand name but it was something like "Nature Farms" or "plesent valley". Not cheep stuff buy worth it if you ask me.
 
09/22/2010 11:57PM
quote tobiedog: "Sounds like Nido is the favorite since nothing else was mentioned! Where do you find it? The other product that seems to show up on the web as not terribly objectionable is something called "morning moo". The price for morning moo seems to be about half that of nido. Has anyone tried it? Also, how long can you store this stuff? Seems like you get a better deal in larger quantities. "

Nido milk at Amazon.com
 
oldgentleman
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09/23/2010 05:40AM
OK, gotta try out this Nido.
I often mix up Bisquick and regular old powdered milk before the trip to make bannock. I put it in pre-measured ziplocks, mix with a little lake water and lean it by the fire in the evening. Better than brownies to me!
 
09/23/2010 07:07AM
Nido
 
DTrain
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09/23/2010 08:28AM
Organic Valley shelf stable milk can be found at Fresh and Natural Foods in Shoreview. 4 8oz cartons.
 
09/23/2010 08:48AM
quote tobiedog: "Sounds like Nido is the favorite since nothing else was mentioned! Where do you find it? The other product that seems to show up on the web as not terribly objectionable is something called "morning moo". The price for morning moo seems to be about half that of nido. Has anyone tried it? Also, how long can you store this stuff? Seems like you get a better deal in larger quantities. "
I buy Nido at SuperWalmart in the Hispanic foods section.
 
OldGreyGoose
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09/26/2010 12:00PM
Our local (St. Louis, MO) "Shop'nSave" stores are carrying a "store-brand" Instant Nonfat Dry Milk, pasteurized and fortified with vitamins A & D. It comes as a box of 10 3.2 ounce envelopes, which I find very convenient. I see from my box that it is distributed by Supervalu Inc., Eden Prairie, MN. They apparently have about 10 different store chains, e.g. Jewel-Osco, Save-A-Lot, etc., so you might have one near you . . .

--Goose
 
SunCatcher
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10/01/2010 08:27PM
I am with the Nido crowd. I use it for cooking not drinking.
I do use it with water in my instant oatmeal as I like the extra milk taste in my oatmeal. It works great and the thing I like best is it is whole milk and comes in a can with a plastic lid for resealing.
I repack it into a ziplock.
SunCatcher
 
Swampturtle
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09/14/2014 11:11AM
I have been using low fat powdered milk in my bread mixes for years. Make it to drink straight? Blech. Use it in a pinch for cooking? Sure. One trip someone wanted to take some granola mre's that were on sale for breakfast. They had powdered milk in them...yucko. Don't make me do that again. Not a fan. Steered my meals away from using it. After reading so many people extort the virtues of Nido, I figured I was missing out on the trail. I finally broke down and looked in a few stores. No luck, but I was determined. Ordered the full fat fortifacato version on Amazon. Mixed up a batch & put it in the fridge, fully expecting to really dislike it. My tripmate came by to taste test, we both agreed....Ridiculous. It's milk folks...creamy, delicious and a little bit sweet..just like real milk. It coats a glass and has a nice mouthfeel-even straight. Powdered milk has come a long way...now my tripmate can have his beloved granola, berries & milk breakfast without me wincing. Mixed it into our creamer for coffee too. Life has changed folks...Thanks for all the reviews, recipes and tips on this board, variety is the spice of life.
 
Savage Voyageur
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09/14/2014 12:40PM
I just use carnation instant dry mix for anything I'm cooking with. Tastes just fine to me.
 
GeoFisher
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09/14/2014 12:43PM
quote kanoes: "alot of people hear swear by nido, a powdered whole milk found in the ethnic food aisles."

Yep......it is great. But it is getting harder and harder to find.

Walmart used to carry it, but now, they carry a different version that is not whole......and tastes a whole lot different.

Later,

Geo
 
billconner
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09/14/2014 06:26PM
Love Nido - now I do cold cereal and nido for get away fast breakfasts.

Re: shelf stable milks - they have them at some of the staffed camps at Philmont. Chocolate and strawberry OK, plain which I think is labeled vanilla isn't quite like real milk at all.
 
barracuda
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09/14/2014 06:43PM
Used to add some generic milk powder to my granola, skipped it one trip and discovered it was the cause of my stinky camp farts. Even when I solo I have continued to skip the dehydrated milk, air in the tent is fresher in the AM.
 
wetcanoedog
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09/14/2014 10:17PM
powdered buttermilk from the baking section in the local grocery store.
i just use it along with Bisquick for making a bannock/biscuit/fry bread.
years ago i bought packs of Milkman but never used a whole package in the canoeing season.
the can of dry buttermilk is kept in the frig for making bread machine bread,a small plastic jar is enough for camping meals.
i don't drink milk at home so it's not missed on the trail.
 
jcavenagh
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09/15/2014 08:19AM
I like Nido so much that I drink it at home. Wife and kids think I'm nuts, but it is closer to real whole milk than the 1% the wife prefers.
HEY- This is my 3000th post! yeah fer me...
 
sdebol
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09/15/2014 12:11PM
quote tobiedog: "Sounds like Nido is the favorite since nothing else was mentioned! Where do you find it? The other product that seems to show up on the web as not terribly objectionable is something called "morning moo". The price for morning moo seems to be about half that of nido. Has anyone tried it? Also, how long can you store this stuff? Seems like you get a better deal in larger quantities. "
Two others I have used in addition to Nido are Milkman instant low-fat dry milk and Backpacker's Pantry whole milk. Both come in pouches that mix to 1 quart. In the Minneapolis area I have found both at Midwest Mountaineering and REI.
 
09/16/2014 12:20PM
quote Swampturtle: "Ordered the full fat fortifacato version on Amazon. Mixed up a batch & put it in the fridge, fully expecting to really dislike it. My tripmate came by to taste test, we both agreed....Ridiculous. It's milk folks...creamy, delicious and a little bit sweet..just like real milk. "

Just make sure you don't buy the Kinder 1+ version by mistake!

There wasn't any Fortificado on the shelf for one of my buying trips last year so I grabbed the Kinder 1+ that was in stock. I didn't look closely at what that meant and found out the hard way that Kinder 1+ is honey flavored! A little weird in Chicken Alfredo.
 
Swampturtle
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09/16/2014 11:32PM
Thanks Luft, you are right, some stores only are carrying the Kinder version which is exactly what you said, honey sweetened.

Saco Buttermilk blend in the box is usually in the baking aisle of my local grocery store. It comes in envelopes, one envelope makes one cup of buttermilk. Great when you use it infrequently, it's not a big commitment like a can. I have also used Milkman low fat milk powder for baking, another good product.

Saco buttermilk envelopes
 
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