5 Ways You Can Use Your Leftover Milk Powder
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We've all done it: purchased a full-sized packet of milk powder to experiment with, then suddenly forgot about it after only using it once. We were forced to throw it out because it had expired after sitting in storage for months and months. Apart from using it in desserts and sweets, you can use your leftover milk powder in a variety of other ways.  

We've put together a list of 5 things you can do with your milk powder. 

 •    Sweet Condensed Milk 

We are all aware of the importance of condensed milk. As a result, it is now used in practically all types of sweets and pastries. We may run out of condensed milk on numerous occasions as well. However, this is a simple recipe of condensed milk using milk powder that you can try at home. 

Ingredients needed-  

    ⅓ cup boiling water 

    4 tbsp butter 

    ¾ cup sugar 

    ½ tsp vanilla extract 

    1 cup milk powder 

Simply combine all of these ingredients in a mixing dish and blend with a hand blender. You'll be surprised at how smooth this turns out. It should be kept in the fridge. 

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    Whipping cream or topping 

Whipping cream can be used in a variety of recipes, including cakes, brownies, and a variety of other sweet treats. And you can whisk up a batch of whipping cream in the comfort of your own home.  

Simply combine ice cold water and powdered milk, in equal parts in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Blend in a little sugar and 4-5 drops of vanilla extract once more. You may even use this cream on top of your waffles and pancakes too. 

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    Hot Chocolate 

You may also create a cup of hot chocolate with the leftover milk powder. To make your hot chocolate, simply add plain milk powder to the mix. It will make it taste more silky, smooth, and soft. Adding milk powder to any smoothie or shake can make it taste even better. 

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 •    Cottage cheese (Paneer)  

You won't believe it, but milk powder may also be used to make paneer at home. To prepare it simply combine one part milk powder with two parts water and bring to a boil. 1 tbsp (1 tbsp for each cup of water used) into the mixture, stir lightly until the mixture begins to separate. To get rid of the vinegar smell, sieve it and rinse it under cold water once.  

Put the mixture in a separate bowl and you'll have paneer in no time. You are free to use it in any way you see fit. 

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We can make our own coffee creamer with milk powder, which is one of the best uses for it. There's no need to go to the store and get another box of creamers. In addition, creamers can be costly. You can prepare a batch at home with only three ingredients: 

    3-4 cups milk powder 

    ½-1 cup powdered sugar (as per your taste) 

    3 tbsp melted coconut oil (preferably organic)  

    1tbsp vanilla or cocoa powder (Optional, use only if you want your creamer to be flavoured)  

 Simply combine all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, then drizzle in the coconut oil slowly. Whip it until there are no lumps left, then store it in an airtight container.  

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 Milk powder has a longer shelf life and is more convenient to use. We had no idea that it could be used for so much more than just sweets. So, in the future, be cautious and don't throw away your valuable milk powder, instead try utilizing it.