Updated October 17, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Powdered Milk

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Keeping powdered milk around the house is a smart idea, as it has a longer shelf life than the fresh stuff and does not require refrigeration. You can drink it mixed with water, add it to coffee or shakes, or use it when baking. It's available in different varieties, like whole and nonfat, and offers numerous benefits for a healthy diet. This list will help you decide which brand to keep on hand. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best powdered milk on Amazon.

10. Bob's Red Mill Nonfat

9. Augason Farms Country Fresh

8. Now Foods Dry

7. Soda Fountain Malted

6. Z Natural Foods Organic Coconut

5. Milkman Instant

4. Judee's USA

3. Meyenberg Whole Powdered Goat

2. Nestle Nido Fortificada

1. Peak Dry Whole

Editor's Notes

October 03, 2019:

We rounded out this update by making an even 10-item list, adding Soda Fountain Malted and Z Natural Foods Organic Coconut into the mix for diversity. Coconut milk powder is a favorite among vegans and those following the keto diet, while malted milk powder is capable of elevating myriad recipes, as well as creating delicious malted milkshakes, using as a dusting, and making homemade ice cream.

We let go of Hoosier Hill Farm All American due to repeated complaints that the taste and smell are odd and unpalatable. You'll find highly-lauded newcomer Judee's USA in its stead. We also booted Nestle Carnation Instant Dry due to availability issues and took the opportunity to recommend Milkman Instant in its place.

Just like with powdered eggs and other dehydrated food products, powdered milk is an ideal ingredient to have around for recipes or if you don't regularly consume the fresh stuff by its best-by date, but still want to enjoy it from time to time. It's also perfect for taking on camping trips, backpacking, stockpiling shelters and emergency kits, and simply putting in coffee as a healthier alternative to creamer.

Our priority for the rankings on this list was taste, creaminess, shelf life, dissolvability, high-quality ingredients, and fair price points.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on October 17, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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