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Old 05-18-2020, 02:48 PM
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Anybody try NIDO?


The powdered whole milk, not the toddler "formula."

As I've detailed in other threads, I've got a bread machine and 50 pounds of bread flour. And the whole family is delighted! Many bread recipes call for a couple of tablespoons of dry milk. I used up what was on hand, and then I poked around in The Daughter's pantry.

Seems that when the shelter-in-place first began, milk wasn't always available. So The Son-in-law forayed to dajungle and picked up a can of NIDO.

I'm used to nonfat dry milk. It's good for cooking, but it tastes rather soapy if you try to drink it like fluid milk. I was making my AM smoothie, and I thought, "Hey, I'll give NIDO a test drive!"

Damn, it's good!

Just the thing for my hoard!


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Old 05-18-2020, 04:22 PM
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It is good to cook with, but again, I have yet to discover a dehydrated cow product I was willing to drink on its own =) And it is fantastic for adding to bread or other baked goods)
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Yay! ~VOW, another product endorsement. We are using pet milk for cooking and such. The kids all need the whole milk to drink.
I think NIDO is probably cheaper.
I'll get some.
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Old 05-18-2020, 04:51 PM
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Yay! ~VOW, another product endorsement. We are using pet milk for cooking and such. The kids all need the whole milk to drink.
I think NIDO is probably cheaper.
I'll get some.

Read the directions carefully. Unlike the nonfat dry milk, NIDO is to be reconstituted in warm water. That's probably to assist the blending of the milkfat.

For my AM smoothie, I use a Magic Bullet blender, and everything cooperates. If I were preparing a pitcher to serve the GrandWreks at mealtime, I'd use a blender. Once everything is all stirred up, I'd stick the pitcher in the fridge and chill.

I read through some of the reviews of other dry whole milk powders, and some of them are not very cooperative to the reconstituting process. One review said, "I'm going back to NIDO."

That made me say, hmmm .

I suggested to The Daughter to use a spoonful or two in her coffee. She complains all the creamers are too sweet (yet she uses them anyway....).

Since I'm on my way to stocking the pantry for COVIDageddon, I checked out some of the other powdered milk-type substances. So far, I've ordered dry coconut milk powder, dry coconut cream powder, and dry buttermilk powder (for cooking!).

Hey, we might be under siege stay-at-home, but we're doing it stylin'


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Old 05-18-2020, 05:04 PM
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I drink a lot of English-style Indian tea, which needs full-fat milk. When I'm hiking in the backcountry, along with my PG Tips teabags I take Peak brand powdered full-fat milk, similar to Nido. It makes an excellent cup of tea, but you must add a little cold water before dissolving the milk, if you try to dissolve it in water at or just below boiling point it goes lumpy.
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:36 PM
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I've used NIDO and I'm pretty sure I have a partial can in the back of my pantry. I'm not a milk drinker, but I do use it in cooking and on cereal, and it's definitely better than American-made nonfat dry milk powders.

Non-instant powdered milk is also better than instant, by a long shot. It just takes a few minutes to mix up.
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