With the holidays approaching I’d like to share with you something I’ve been doing for a few years now. When a recipe calls for milk, it’s usually quite a bit… a cup… maybe 2. With that, our family needs to buy a gallon of milk sooner. So rather than using 2 cups of milk in a recipe I keep powdered milk in the house. The large box of powdered milk at the grocery store is $7-$8. This will last a good 2-3 months. One recipe that comes to mind that uses a lot of milk is pudding. I also make homemade pancakes that requires milk (I’ll give you that awesome recipe in a day or two).
Another great use for the powdered milk is as a substitute for evaporated milk. Recently I was ready to make pumpkin pie then realized the only evaporated milk that I had in the house expired a YEAR ago. I looked up a substitute and all I needed was 1 Cup of Dried Powdered Milk and 1 1/4 cups of water. That will give you 12 oz of evaporated milk. The recipe I am currently using for Pumpkin pie requires 18 oz (that’s 1 and a half cans from the store).
Do you use powdered milk in recipes? What recipes do you use it in?