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After the Second World War, America’s economy boomed. More Americans bought automobiles, refrigerators and deep freezers. They had access to more food, worked in air-conditioned offices, and generally led a sedentary lifestyle. The effect of this was, more Americans gained weight rapidly and developed lifestyle diseases – heart disease, diabetes, etc. 

Dieticians found skimmed milk to be a perfect drink. It was loaded with proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamin D and A and other essential nutrients. Skimmed milk was found to be low in fat content. 

Skimming involved removing cream from the milk, while increasing calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D, this made skimmed milk a dietician’s perfect food. In the 50s, magazines called skimmed milk, the ‘wonder food’ 

Through the years, skimmed milk has not lost its luster. It’s still known to aid healthy weight management, strengthening of bones, reducing type 2 diabetes, helping the elderly and offering recovery after physical exercise, and reducing the prevalence of heart diseases. These benefits have ensured that skimmed milk is still demanded in most American and Canadian households.

Due to price depreciation manufacturers of skimmed milk have had to come up with innovative ways of marketing the product. Powdered skimmed milk is one way of giving the product a wide usage in industrial applications. It’s mostly used in the confectionery industry, in bakeries, in preparation of formal mixtures, and preparation of baby formulas.

Due to its light dairy flavor and ability to bind water powdered skimmed milk is used to firm confectionery products. It also helps confectionery products withstand high temperatures during baking, it adds distinct smooth texture and flavor to the confectioneries. 

Because of these properties, skimmed milk has countless uses, for example, it’s used to make milk chocolate, sweet caramel confections, confectionery coating amongst many other uses. There are two types of powdered skimmed milk;

Instant Non- fat powdered skimmed milk

Regular Non- fat powdered skimmed milk 

Skimmed milk powder can also be reconstituted and used as a replacement for liquid milk, the greatest application, however, remains in the confectionery and bakery industry.

Here are some ways skimmed milk is used in everyday products:


Here are 75 common uses of Skimmed Milk.

1. Infant formula

The most common use of skimmed milk is in the preparation of infant formula. This is blended with vegetable oils. It has lactose as a carbohydrate source a mix of vitamins and other nutrients according to the manufactures’ recipe. 

2. Ice cream

Skimmed milk powder as a base adds body to the ice cream. It improves texture and taste, 

3. Cooked Cereals

Most cooked cereals are mixed with skimmed milk powder before cooking this adds flavor and improves on the texture. 

4. Milkshake

Skimmed milk powder together with a little milk, syrup sugar and double ice cream blended to make a delicious milkshake which can be flavoured with different flavours.

5. Creamers

Skimmed milk make healthy creamers in coffee and tea, besides being tasty it’s rich in calcium and carbohydrates.

6. Make whipped cream more stable

whipped cream can be made more stable by adding 15g of skimmed milk for every 250ml of cream during whipping. This is great when you want to use cream to frost a cake.

7. Soups

You can add skimmed milk powder when reconstituting canned soup. Skimmed milk can be used in condensed soups to make casseroles; tuna, noodles etc.

8. Mashed potatoes

Skimmed milk can also be added when making mashed potatoes, it makes great taste gives the mashed potatoes body and increases the potatoes’ nutritional content 

9. Meatloaf or Meatballs

Adding skimmed milk powder for every pound of ground meat when making meatloaf or meatballs improves the taste and flavour.

10. Puddings and custards

A cup of skimmed milk powder on broth when making puddings, custards, gravies and sauces. Makes thicker and tastier gravies and sauces.

11. Chicken Stock

Skimmed milk powder can also be added to chicken stock. It makes chicken stocks richer with more flavour.

12. Corn Cobs

Add Skimmed milk powder to water when boiling corn cobs to make them tasty and  sweeter

13. Browned butter

Browned butter is deliciously nutty, you can boost the flavour by adding a couple of spoons of skimmed milk to butter when browning.

14. Brown Butter crumbs

Brown butter can be made into delicious brown butter crumbs use as a gluten-free soil or crumb in desserts, to fold through ice cream Bake in a preheated 180oC oven until lightly golden. rotate the tray halfway through, tossing at the same time. Remove the tray from the oven and let the crumbs cool down. 

15. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Add skimmed milk powder in the flour when making chocolate chip cookies for a chewier, fudgier result.

16. Face mask

Make a paste from skimmed milk, use it for shaving or as a face mask, it relaxes your skin and relieves cuts and facial tension.

17. Desserts

If you do not have cream, it is possible to make a fluffy dessert topping by whisking equal quantities of iced water with skimmed milk. The topping will just be as great.

18. Milk Tea

Skimmed milk powder sugar water and tea boiled together make great tea. 

19. Matcha soy Milk pudding

Matcha green tea powder mixed with soy milk and skimmed milk powder and brown sugar Put skimmed milk powder in hot water to soak. Put soy milk, sugar and matcha powder in a pot, and heat to melt the sugar and tea powder. Add the soaked skimmed milk powder to dissolve

20. Strawberry Milkshake

Fresh skimmed milk together with powdered sugar, strawberries, yoghurt, vanilla  Clean the strawberries put everything in the blender and shake to create wonderful strawberry milkshake.

21. Powdered Coffee Creamers

Powdered coffee creamers are made from skimmed milk, powdered sugar, coffee, coconut oil and vanilla caramel for flavour the ingredients are finely blended into a creamer blended

22. Low Carb Flavored Coffee Creamer

Mix unsweetened coconut milk with skimmed milk vanilla sugar-free syrup and whip thoroughly and pour the mixture into a bottle and refrigerate.

23. Flavoured Coffee

8 ounces of Kerrygold unsalted, skimmed milk powder, Cocoa Powder, sugar and butter add and mix in a mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients, and Mix with a hand mixer or an Aerolatte wand. You can also blend using ninja or blender. Cap and refrigerate. 

24. Milk thick gravy

Three milk thick gravy is made from skimmed milk powder, evaporated milk, butter, olive oil, extra virgin, all-purpose flour, rub batch, and water. Heat a saucepan add butter oil when heated add flour stir to paste-like consistency add the 2 cups of skimmed milk powder, add milk and 1 and a half cups of water, Whisk until there are no lumps add rub and powdered milk, Mix in together with evaporated milk, your milk thick gravy is ready to serve.

25. South African milk tart

The South African milk tart is made from Skimmed milk, powdered cinnamon, melted butter, crushed biscuits, eggs, sugar, flour, cornflour. You may also use a puff pastry or normal pastry base. I opted for Heat 3 cups skimmed milk with sugar and butter, setting aside the other 1/2 cup for later. Separate eggs, beat yolks and add to the skimmed milk. With the 1/2 cup milk which was set aside earlier, mix flour and cornflour to a paste. Add to the mixture as you stir.

26. Malted milk chocolate cocoa mix

To make malted milk chocolate cocoa mix, mix powdered sugar, powdered cocoa, chocolate malted powdered skimmed milk and salt.

27. Sweetened condensed milk

To make sweetened condensed milk mix powdered skimmed milk, boiling water, white sugar, butter and refrigerate. 

28. Powdered Sugar Glaze

Powdered sugar glaze is made from Powdered Sugar, Milk, Vanilla Extract, Powdered Sugar, fresh skimmed Milk, Vanilla essence Mix the ingredients and beat wee to a fine paste.

29. Spaghetti Milk Casserole

Mix skimmed powdered milk, spaghetti pasta, mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, flour, butter try this spaghetti and milk casserole, sprinkled with mozzarella cheese and breadcrumbs. Cook the spaghetti pasta according to package instructions. Drain and keep aside. To prepare the sauce, pour 3 cups of water in a pan and add in skimmed milk, flour and 3 teaspoons of butter. Stir over medium heat until the mixture starts boiling. Turn off the heat. Transfer spaghetti pasta to a baking dish, and pour the sauce over it.  Preheat oven to medium heat. Sprinkle the surface of the spaghetti mix with the mozzarella cheese and breadcrumbs. Spread the remaining 2 teaspoons of butter cubes and Bake for 20 min.

30. Golden Fried Milk Balls

To make golden fried milk balls mix skimmed powdered milk, ground cardamom pinch,:, margarine, oil, sugar, ground cardamom margarine, oil dough: yoghurt, place the flour, powdered milk, baking powder, yoghurt, butter and cardamom in a large bowl and knead well. And make balls. Fry the balls until they become golden. Remove and allow to cool.

31. Skimmed milk in Confectioneries

Skimmed milk is used mostly in the confectionery industry. Here are some recipes that use skimmed milk both in powder and liquid form.

32. Sugar doughnuts

Baked powdered doughnuts are made by mixing all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, large egg, brown sugar skimmed milk, plain yoghurt unsalted butter, vanilla extract confectioners sugar whisk together egg, brown sugar, milk and yoghurt (or sour cream) until smooth. Whisk in the melted butter and vanilla until fully combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined knead doughnut shapes and fry.

33. French Toast

French toast is made from skimmed milk, Powdered sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, salt, butter, Texas toast, Heat the griddle to 350. In a shallow dish place your 4 eggs and beat with an electric mixer Flip Bread and brown on both sides, for a few minutes.

34. Cheesecake

No-bake cheesecake is made from skimmed milk, granulated sugar powdered sugar, Cheesecake, egg yolks, vanilla oil, Cheesecake Whisk heavy cream and granulated sugar until it becomes heavy. Whisk it while cooling with ice. Let it sit in the fridge.

35. Cake Batter

Cake batter party dip is made from skimmed milk, powdered sugar, cream cheese softened to room temperature, Cake Mix Sprinkles Dipping dessert/snack. Animal crackers, pretzels, cookies, cream cheese softened to room temperature and blend thoroughly

36 Cream Cheese Strawberry Muffin

Strawberry cheese topped strawberry muffin is made by mixing Skimmed milk, unsalted butter, eggs vanilla oil granulated sugar baking powder granulated sugar and strawberries. Microwave strawberries granulated sugar to the strawberries and bake.

37. Peanut Butter Dessert

Add powdered sugar, skimmed milk, powdered sugar, Oreos, melted butter, cream cheese, peanut butter, whipped topping whip and press in a square baking dish and bake.

38. Cinnamon Roll Cookies

To bake cinnamon roll cookies you need baking powder, butter white sugar, salt, vanilla bean extract, skimmed milk, butter, light brown sugar, cinnamon, powdered sugar and cream cheese Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. make the pie crust, combine all the dry i

39. Ube Cake

To bake an Ube cake you need powdered milk, all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, egg yolks, oil, water Preheat oven 170°cIn a bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and powdered milk. Mix well until combined Bake for 25 minutes until well done.

40. Cinnamon Roll Cake

Use skimmed milk, powdered sugar, flour, salt, sugar, and mix In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Stir in skimmed milk, eggs and vanilla. Stir in butter prep the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Cream all ingredients and bake

41. Strawberry Jam Cookies

Mix powdered sugar skimmed milk powder, unsalted butter, egg yolk, vanilla oil, cake flour, strawberry jam Grease mould with melted butter or oil. In a bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Mix. In a separate bowl, mix egg, evaporated milk, oil, vanilla and water Pour puto mixture in a mould, and bake. 

42. Puto Cheese

Mix skimmed powdered milk, evaporated milk, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, egg, grease mould with melted butter or oil. In a bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Mix well. Pour puto mixture about 3/4 of the mould. Arrange puto moulds in the steamer and put strips of cheese on top. Cover and steam for 10 mins. Wrap lid with a clean cloth. Let it cool before removing from the mould.

43. Langue-de-chat Cookies

Langue de chat cookies are made from powdered sugar, skimmed milk chocolate, unsalted butter, room temperature, egg white, almond flour, cake flour, Sift cake flour. Sift powdered sugar. Make butter smooth. Add the powdered sugar in 3 parts. Mix well with a spatula each time. And then mix it for a minute with a whisk. Beat egg white lightly so as not to foam. Add it to the butter in 6 parts. Mix each time until it becomes smooth. Sift almond flour into the batter and mix well. Add vanilla oil and mix well. Add all the cake flour at once. Preheat the oven to 374 ºF. And bake

44. Mississippi mud brownies

Use skimmed milk, powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, oil butter, softened, granulated sugar, preheat oven to 350 degrees in a large mixing bowl, pour oil over cocoa powder and mix. Add softened butter and mix until smooth. Add sugar and mix Add eggs, Add vanilla and mix. Add flour and salt and stir to combine. Bake for between 25 to 30 minutes Remove brownies from the oven and sprinkle the marshmallows.

45. Basic Crêpes

Skimmed milk, powdered sugar, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt, unsalted butter, melted, vanilla extract, large Blend ingredients in a blender. Cover with plastic and chill for at least 1-hour Heat non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Gently stir the butter with a spoon just to Cook until golden brown on the bottom, and then flip crêpe to the opposite side. Cook until golden brown spots appear on the bottom.

46. Peanut Butter Pie

Use powdered sugar, skimmed milk, baked pie shell, peanut butter, white sugar, salt, teaspoons cornstarch, and egg yolks, In a small bowl combine peanut butter and powdered sugar. Cook over boiling water until thick. Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla. 

47. Quick snack cake

Skimmed milk, powdered sugar, milk, white cake mix, oil, sour cream, Frosting, butter Set oven to 350. Mix all cake ingredients well then pour into a well-greased cake pan and bake. 

48. Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut butter frosting is made with powdered sugar, skimmed milk, peanut butter, butter, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder mix well. Place buttermilk and soda in a small bowl and mix well with a spoon. add buttermilk mixture, and flour mixture to a large bowl and beat until combined. Mix in vanilla and vinegar. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

49. Einkorn cornbread

To bake Einkorn cornbread use Einkorn flour, cornflour, sugar, baking powder Skimmed milk vegetable oils and eggs Heat the oven to 400°F. Grease an 8 or 9-inch pan. Combine dry ingredients, stir in milk, oil, and egg, pour batter into pans. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

50. Maple Walnut Coffee Cake

Use buttermilk, skimmed milk, sifted powdered sugar, All Purpose Flour, Light Brown Sugar, Fine Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, sour cream Preheat oven to 350. While oven preheats,   Mix streusel and bake everything together. 

51. Old Fashioned Maple Walnut Fudge

Use skimmed milk, sifted powdered sugar, light brown sugar, sweet cream butter vanilla extract, maple extract or pure maple syrup, chopped toasted walnuts in a heavy bottom pan, mix skimmed milk, brown sugar and butter. Over medium heat, bring to a full boil Reduce heat slightly, enough to keep it bubbling. Stirring constantly, boil for 10 minutes.

52. Coke cake

To make a coke cake, use skimmed milk, powdered sugar, Butter, Vegetable Oil, Coca-Cola, Sugar, Flour, Eggs, Grease and flour. Preheat oven to 350In a saucepan, bring butter, Coke, and oil bring to boil, add a little Coke to thin. Frost the cake while it is still warm.

53. Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls

Mix skimmed milk, powdered sugar, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, active dry yeast, pumpkin puree, all-purpose flour, sprinkling In a large saucepan, combine milk, vegetable oil and granulated sugar. Heat until hot but not boiling, then remove the pan from the stove and allow it to cool until mixture is warm to the touch but not too hot. Sprinkle the yeast over the surface of the liquid and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the pumpkin puree until combined. Combine 4 cups of the flour with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Sprinkle it into the saucepan and stir until it just comes together. Cover the saucepan with a dish towel and set in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour.

54. Pistachio Cheesecake

Use skimmed powdered milk digestive biscuit, nestle cream, butter, yoghurt, sugar, cheese In a large saucepan, mix the milk, vegetable oil and granulated sugar. Heat until hot, then remove the pan from the stove and allow it to cool until mixture is warm to the touch but not too hot. Bake until the rolls are nice and golden brown around the edges, 15 to 18 minutes. For the frosting: While the rolls are baking, make the frosting by combining the cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, butter and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until fluffy, adding more milk if you’d like a thinner frosting.

55. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

dry powdered milk, flour, eggs, pumpkin puree (about 7 oz), small jar peanut butter (about 8 oz), cinnamon, gingerPreheat oven to 350°Blend together all of the wet ingredients add spices and dry milk. Slowly add flour and mix thoroughly. Roll out dough half at a time on a floured surface to 1/8″ thick. Cut and place on ungreased cookie sheets. They won’t spread so they can be close together on the sheet bake for 20 minutes or until hard. I leave mine in the oven after they are done and the oven is off to help dry them even more without further browning them. Refrigerate or freeze until needed. These will mould if not stored properly! (Experience talking here!)

56. Pound Cake

Use skimmed milk, Powdered sugar, butter, vegetable oil, sugar, brown sugar, eggs), all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour.With mixer cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs, Bake for 1to 2 hours until When cooled remove from pan and dust with powdered sugar.

57. French Donuts

Use powdered sugar coating, skimmed milk, bread flour, egg, soft unsalted butter, salt, fresh orange zest, rum. knead together. Add soft butter and knead until smooth and elastic. Cover and let it rise double in size Cut into rectangles about 1 inch wide by 4 inches long with a crinkle-edged wheel or with a knife. Leave as is, or cut a 2-inch slit down the center of each rectangle to make a hole Put the bugnes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat and let stand for 1 hour.

58. Frosting:  Butter Cream

Use Powdered Sugar, skimmed Milk, Butter, Vanilla, Meringue Powder, Mix butter, vanilla, milk, and meringue powder and refrigerate. For chocolate buttercream unsweetened cocoa powder.

59. German Pancakes

Skimmed Milk, topped with Butter, Lemon Juice, Powdered Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Flour mix eggs, then gradually add milk and flour.add butter and pour pancake batter baked pancake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, add butter, lemon juice, and powdered sugar to taste.

60. Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Skimmed milk together with powdered sugar, sugar, unsweetened cocoa, cornstarch, salt, butter, vanilla mix sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt together. Mix well. On medium heat, stir in the skimmed milk Once it’s thick, add butter and vanilla. Arrange pudding in a dish and top with the whipped cream. Sprinkle with a hint of unsweetened cocoa.

61. Candy cane Danish

Use powdered sugar, skimmed milk, refrigerated crescent rolls, cream cheese, softened, tablespoons, cherry pie filling, butter, melted, plus granulated sugar Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper and bake.

62. Eggless chocolate cookies

Eggless Wheat flour and chocolate chip cookies are made from powdered sugar, Skimmed Milk, Wheat flour, salt, Ghee, Baking Soda, Salt, Soda mix with Melted Ghee Knead well. Add skimmed milk to make a soft dough, Preheat oven at 350 and bake.

63. Old Fashioned Doughnuts

Use Hot skimmed milk powdered sugar Cake Flour, Baking powder, Salt, Ingredients Sugar, egg yolk and beat on medium speed until light coloured and thick mix, Cover and put in the fridge for 45 minutes Fry in medium heat about 325F. Do not overcrowd the frying pan. Once the doughnuts float, fry for 15 seconds, Fry for 75 to 90 seconds, until golden brown and cracked.

64. Dark chocolate

Mix powdered sugar, powdered skimmed milk, Dark Cocoa, fine ground salt, corn starch, cayenne pepper mix in a large bowl. Fill with chocolate mix and with hot water and Mix. 

65. Banana Cream Lasagna

Mix powdered sugar, skimmed milk, golden Oreos, vanilla wafers, butter, softened cream cheese, butter, Crush Oreos and mix with melted butter mix cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, cool whip. Mix well and cover the crust mixture. In a separate bowl mix pudding and skimmed milk. Cover cream cheese and refrigerate.

66. Chocolate Sheet Cake

Mix buttermilk, skimmed milk, powdered sugar, Cake, all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, vanilla extract Preheat oven 350. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Stir together and set aside. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla and eggs. Mix with a fork and set aside In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and add the cocoa. Whisk together to combine. Bring water to a boil. When the butter is melted, pour the boiling water in the pan. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture. Stir together, pour in the egg mixture. Bake. 

67. Chocolate Sheet Cake

Use buttermilk, skimmed milk, powdered sugar, Cake, all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, vanilla extract Preheat oven 350. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Stir together and set aside. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla and eggs. Mix with a fork and set aside.melt the butter and add the cocoa. bake.

68. Red Velvet Doughnuts

Mix buttermilk, powdered sugar, skimmed milk, eggs, vegetable oil, red food coloring, vanilla extract, vinegar preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake 

69. Butter Sandwich Cookies

Use Confectioners’ Sugar, skimmed Milk, Cookies, Peanut Butter, Sugar, Large Egg, Sandwich Cream Filling, Peanut Butter Preheat the oven to 350° and bake.

70. Pumpkin Bars

Use Confectioners Sugar, skimmed Milk, Cookies, Peanut Butter, Sugar, Large Egg, Sandwich Cream Filling, Peanut Butter Blend bake for 35 minutes

71. Cannoli cupcakes

Skimmed milk ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, cake mix, plus ingredients called for on the box, butter, softened, cream cheese, softened, pure vanilla extract, cinnamon, kosher salt Preheat oven to 350°. And bake  

72. Vanilla glaze

Mix powdered sugar, skimmed milk, vanilla in a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, tablespoon milk and vanilla with whisk until smooth.

73. Cherry cupcakes

Skimmed milk, powdered sugar, unsalted butter, sugar, eggs, pure vanilla extract, baking powder Beat room temperature unsalted butter beat and bake.

74. Bamboo Charcoal Hurricane Swiss Roll

Mix Skimmed milk, powdered sugar. Cake, cake flour – sifted, whole egg, egg yolks, egg whites, castor sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat heavy whipping cream with powdered sugar & vanilla until stiff peaks form.

75. Eggless Black Forest cake

Mix buttermilk warm skimmed milk vinegar, powdered sugar, icing sugar, thickened cream powdered sugar, icing sugar, unsalted butter at room temperature, vanilla extract, vanilla essence, all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder

76. Maple and Brown Sugar Twist

Skimmed Milk, powdered sugar, yeast, warm water, sugar plus 1 teaspoon, butter or oil, eggs are well beaten, Salt in a bowl add warm water, yeast and sugar. Stir While yeast is foaming, sift flour and salt in a separate bowl. When yeast has bloomed, add beaten eggs, sugar and oil. Mix well with the dough.

These are by no means the only uses for skimmed milk, there are thousands of ways that skimmed milk is used in daily life.

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