Nestle NIDO Dry Whole Milk

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Milk for the backcountry that tastes a lot like milk.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $19 1.98LB/900g

Summary

Milk for the backcountry that tastes a lot like milk. Whole milk with milkfat retained. Great for breakfast cereals, in coffee, in meals and can even be drunk by itself.

Pros

  • Tastes similar to real milk
  • Reconstitutes well even with cold water
  • Full fat in a light form

Cons

  • Faint cooked milk odor
  • Very moisture sensitive


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Nothing like the powdered non-fat milk commonly sold here in the US, Nestle's NIDO Dry Whole Milk is worth the effort to track down. The ingredients are simple; whole milk and a tiny bit (0.2%) of soy lecithin as an emulsifier. Being whole milk may contribute to the surprisingly good flavor, but it definitely adds some light to carry fat calories to a backcountry diet.


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Instructions say to use warm water to reconstitute, but I just pour cold water into a bag with granola cereal and the NIDO powder and get good results. I also use it along with cheese powder to create a creamy tasting sauce for dinners. I don't put milk in my coffee but I have a feeling it would make a pretty good creamer based on the taste.

There is a slight odor issue, but having been raised on a dairy farm my nose is very sensitive when it comes to milk. It isn't a bad smell, sort of like steamed milk. It just seems to get my attention.


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As you may notice from the packaging this is an international product produced in the Netherlands. There are other products sold under the NIDO name so look closely before purchasing.

I can definitely recommend Nestle's NIDO Dry Whole Milk for use on the trail or even at home for most purposes. If you really need a glass of milk to go with your cookies this stuff would probably work, but as part of a hot meal or with cereal in the morning it definitely does the trick. With its high fat content it is an easy to carry way for a thru hiker, or anyone really, to add some useful calories to their trail diet.

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I would be definitely interested in trying this! Thanks for the review, LS.


2 months ago
FromSagetoSnow

I buy this stuff in the Mexican Food section. Its great! I agree that its not perfect but WAY better than the NF stuff, actually drinkable.


2 months ago
Daniel Oates

Sometimes milk just hits the spot. Been years since I've tried any brand. Thanks for the recommendation and review!


2 months ago
Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for sharing this, LoneStranger. It sounds like an actually drinkable milk.


2 months ago
Robert E. Whitten

This is as good as it vets for powdered milk. I get in the Mexican isle in Willy world. Mix with cervical


2 months ago
DonP

I use it at home as well and it's quite tasty. It mixes well in cold or hot water. Definitely carrying it into the field.


2 months ago
DonP

Oh, I found it at Walmart.


2 months ago
herdingcats

Good catch LS. I've been using this one for a while. If you check the recipe forums for hiking / camping you'll see this is the only one that is universally recommended. I certainly will echo your recommendation.


2 months ago

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