Cooking with Basic Food Storage: Powdered Milk

All of the following recipes can be made with powdered milk

WHOLE MILK1 C Water1/3 C Powdered Milk

EVAPORATED MILK1 C Water2/3 C Powdered Milk

WHIPPED EVAPORATED MILK1 C Evaporated Milk2 tsp lemon juiceWhip at high speed until desired consistency is achieved. Store in refrigerator.

SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK1 C Hot Water4 C Powdered Milk2 C Sugar1/4 C ButterBlend in Blender Well

BUTTERMILK OR SOUR MILK1 C Water1 Tbsp Vinegar or lemon juice1/3 C Powdered Milk

DRINKABLE POWDERED MILKTo improve the flavor of powdered milk, mix it half and half with whole or 2% milk. Another suggestion would be to try adding a little sugar or vanilla to enhance the flavor. Let it chill several hours before drinking.

COCOA MIXMakes enough for 10 qts. or 40 1-Cup servings15 C Instant Dry Milk1 C Cocoa1 1/2 C Sugar1 1/2 tsp SaltTo use: Mix 1/2 C Mix with 1 C Hot Water

ORANGE JULIUSMakes (3) 6 oz. servings2 C Orange Juice1/2 C Powdered Milk1/2 C Crushed Ice2 Tbsp Sugar1/2 Tsp vanillaPut all ingredients in blender and blend until ice is totally crushed.

EGG NOG2/3 C Powdered Milk2 C Water2 Eggs (do not use dry eggs)1/2 tsp vanilla2 Tbsp honey or sugarBlend together. Top with spice and serve.

FRUIT SMOOTHIES2 C Bottled/Canned Fruit with juice3/4 C Nonfat powdered milk (4 tbsp nonfat dry milk to 3/4 C water)1 to 2 drops almond flavoring or 1 tbsp lemon juicePut in blender and blend ntil smooth. Add 1/2 tray ice cubes and blend until smooth.Variation: To use fresh fruit, use one cup of fruit and 1 cup water and sweeten to taste. (Use almond flavoring with cherries and large stone fruits, lemon juice with berries.)

YOGURT1 qt. lukewarm water2 Tbsp plain yogurt or dry yogurt starter2 C Powdered MilkMix all ingredients together. Pour into thermos bottle and let stand overnight.To serve as a dessert, add sugar to taste.YOGURT: Arizona Dairy CouncilAdd 1/2 C Instant Non-Fat dry milk to 1 qt. fresh milk and shake in a covered container or mix with an electric mixer. Heat mixture until hot, but don't let the milk boil. Into hot milk (test with drop on hand,) should feel hot but not burn. Stir in 3 Tbsp. ready made yogurt. Pour into double boiler or other container and place over water maintained at an even temperature about 110 - 115 degrees F. Cover with a cloth as you would when allowing dough to rise. After 5 hours, you'll have a quart of delicious fortified yogurt. Place in refrigerator to cool and eat with your favorite fruit, granola or even plain.

COTTAGE CHEESE: Arizona Dairy CouncilMix instant non-fat dry milk, or use skim milk. Allow to sour naturally (about 30 hours at room temperature). Stir thoroughly. Heat curd to 100 degrees for 30 minutes to expel the whey and give curd a firm texture. Drain the curd until the whey ceases to flow in a steady stream. Strain curd through cheese cloth for several hours. Salt to taste. One gallon of milk makes 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of cheese.

CREAM CHEESEHang the finished yogurt in a cheesecloth bag overnight. Add salt to taste.

SALAD DRESSING or SOUR CREAM SUBSTITUTEAdd salt and seasonings to yogurt.MAGIC MIXMakes 5 C Magic Mix4 C instant (2 1/3 non instant) dry milk1 C flour or 1/2 C Cornstarch1 C (2 sticks) Butter or MargarineCombine dry milk, flour and butter into a large bowl and mix until it looks like cornmeal. Keep mix tightly covered in the refrigerator.NOTE: Magic Mix can be used in many recipes to make food preparation easy & economical. Try a few of the following recipes.

CREAM SOUPServes 44 C Water1 Cube or 1 tsp bouillon granulesAdd one or more of the following:3 cooked carrots, mashed3 potatoes, cooked and chopped and 1 Tbsp chopped onion1 can chopped clams1 pkg. chopped spinach, cooked1 can cream style corn and 1 tbsp chopped onionCombine water, Magic Mix and bouillon in saucepan. Stir over medium heat until slightly thick. Add desired ingredients. Heat thoroughly.

WHITE SAUCE2/3 C Magic Mix1 C WaterIn saucepan combine Magic Mix and water. Stir rapidly over medium heat until it starts to bubble.NOTE: Use Magic Sauce for all recipes calling for a white or cream sauce. Makes 1 Cup.MACARONI & CHEESE1 C White sauce from Magic Mix1 C Uncooked Macaroni4 - 5 oz. Grated Cheese1/2 - 1 tsp salt or garlic salt (optional)Cook macaroni in boiling water until tender. Drain. Combine macaroni in boiling water until tender. Drain. Combine macaroni, white sauce, cheese and seasoning. Heat. Serves 4.

PUDDINGMakes (4) 1/2 C Servings1/2 C Sugar1 C Magic Mix1 tsp Vanilla2 - 3 Tbsp Cocoa (Optional)2 C WaterCombine Magic Mix, sugar and cocoa in saucepan and mix well. Add water, stir over medium heat until pudding bubbles. Add vanilla and beat. Cover and cool.

PUDDINGSICLES1 Pudding recipe (see above)1/2 C MilkPrepare pudding according to directions. Stir in milk and beat until smooth. Pour mixture into ice cube trays or small plastic cups. Insert plastic spoon and freeze until solid.

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