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It's been a busy week, and it is halfway over! So, let's get busy with information regarding using your Powdered Milk. As stated before, this is such a versatile food. Let's start with one of my personal favorites!
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cup non instant dry milk powder.
Beat into 4 cups boiling water and cook 1 minute. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and pour into mold and freeze.
(These are really, really, really yummy!)
Here is another sweet indulgence!
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Magic Milk Shakes (http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/magicmilkshakes.htm)
1-1/2 to 2 cups ice water
1-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 1-1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare
2 tablespoons corn oil plus a 5-second squirt of non-stick spray for emulsification purposes
Place all of the ingredients into the blender, including the oil and the non-stick spray. Use less water for thicker milk shakes and more water for shakes that are easy on your blender motor. The blender should be about 3/4's full. Place the lid on. Process for a full 2 minutes. Pour into cups and serve. Makes 4 - 12oz servings. For preparation tips please see below.
I love this recipe because it makes very rich milk shakes without any ice cream. I don't always have ice cream in the house because the kids eat it so fast. With this recipe we can have delicious frosty milk shakes for a fraction of the cost of those using ice cream. And all the ingredients are on the pantry shelf.
Reader's Tip: A reader named Chris made these with Splenda replacing the sugar measure for measure and said they turned out perfectly. If you like Splenda, then this tip would be a great way to reduce the calories and make them sugar-free. Thanks for sharing Chris!
Add 1 very ripe banana for a chocolate banana shake
Add a big spoonful of peanut butter for a decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake.
Add a few broken red and white candy mints for a refreshing Chocolate Mint shake.
To make Vanilla Milk Shakes, omit the cocoa powder, reduce the sugar to 1/2-cup and add 1 tablespoon (yes a full tablespoon) of vanilla flavoring. For a french vanilla milk shake crack in an egg too.
PEANUT BUTTER PLAY-DOH (http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf95145039.tip.html )
2 c. peanut butter
2 c. powdered milk
1 c. honey, or corn syrup
Mix all together. Give your child a cookie sheet and play-doh and watch the fun begin! Kids can knead it and make sculptures out of it and then eat it, too!
Satisfy that sweet tooth....today!!!