Last updated Sunday May 20, 2012
Morning Moos Powdered Milk
I would rather pour water on my cereal than have to taste regular powered milk. Yuck! But Morning Moos Milk is unique from regular powered milk in that you don't wish for death after drinking it. In fact, it is so delicious that I prefer it over regular milk. It is always on hand and you never have to run to the store at 10pm to pick up more milk. When bought in bulk, it only costs $1.10 per gallon. You can mix it to taste like skim milk, 2%, whole milk or even condensed milk. Morning moos never has that sour smell/taste like regular fresh milk sometimes gets.
If you are lactose intolerant, chances are, you will be able to drink morning moos without any difficulty. It is much easier to digest too.
Every week, we make yogurt from morning moos milk powder. As an experiment, I even made cheese from morning moos powder. Why did that even work? I don't know, but it was tasty.
I buy a couple of 50 lb sacks of morning moos powder at a time and then transfer them into four 6-gallon, air-tight buckets. We keep one of these buckets in the kitchen pantry for easy access. One of these large buckets lasts us about 5 months. In this way, we can have up to 2 years of milk on hand for daily use as milk for cereal, in recipes and for emergencies.
It is also available in #10 cans if you want to try some out.
We keep 3 plunger pitchers on hand to whip up a new batch of milk when another is running low.
A half cup of morning moos powder will make 2 quarts of milk (enough for 2 days in my household). Mix a cup of hot tap water to the powder to help it dissolve better. After a minute of mixing in the plunger pitcher, fill it up the rest of the way with cold tap water and a few ice cubes. Plunger it a few more times to melt the ice and make it taste just like cold milk from the refrigerator.
Morning Moos can no longer be purchased by the 50lb sack. I don't know why they discontinued it but I'm kind of bummed out about it. I found a similar product that is also a whey-based milk product at the Honeyville Grain store front. It tastes the same but is a little more expensive.
A couple weeks ago we finally depleted our remaining supply of Morning Moos and broke open the first bucket of Honeyville's version of this amazing milk. While Honeyvill brand does make great milk, it WILL NOT make yogurt. My wife and I tried 3 different times but for some reason the bacteria in the yogurt does not like the Honeyville product one bit.
I went back to the Augusta Farms storefront (they now own the Morning Moos brand) and to my surprise they had some of the 50 lb sacks of Morning Moos remaining. I bought 2 of them on the spot. Apparently they still it in sacks but just not like they used to.
Now we will have to use the Honeyville brand for milk only until we use it all up.