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Old 07-26-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Making butter from dry milk?

This may be a silly question but I'm drawing blanks.

Can you make butter from the cream in powdered (whole) milk? I've made whipped cream from it fine but just don't have a clue if butter would work. I can't think of a reason it wouldn't but maybe the drying process somehow permanently alters some structure or other?
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I've never heard of this being done but I suppose if one can get the cream to separate from the milk after reconstituting then I don't see any reason why it couldn't. It would really come down to whether the milk had been homogenized before it was dried. I suspect that it usually is, but I can't recall right off if the brands I have used in the past have been.

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How about fake butter? There was a recipe somewhere for that...

Powdered milk boiled with cornstarch to thicken, if I remember.
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The milk I have does separate. If I don't see anything saying it won't work, I'll give it a try sometime this week. I'd just hate to go through all o f that shaking for nothing. Maybe the KitchenAid might work? Hmm... I've only done it the old fashioned way before.

Fake butter? Ew.
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I used to make butter in my KitchenAid from regular cream. Kid, marble, jar works too.

Are you using Nido or another brand?
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #6
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Not sure that it even has a brand. Bought it in bulk on a group buy last year, came in big 50# bags as I recall. I've since repackaged it all. BG got some, too, so maybe she knows. Whatever it is, it's good stuff and the cream always separates -- makes good whipped cream!
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Butter is just overwhipped whipped cream... so give it a try and tell us how it goes. And you and BG need to share the wealth and tell us the source for this fantastic dried milk!
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Butter is just overwhipped whipped cream... so give it a try and tell us how it goes. And you and BG need to share the wealth and tell us the source for this fantastic dried milk!
Please do tell!! I have put off buying dry milk, because no one will drink it. I suspect if it was whole milk, it may taste better...and I love the fact that you could make whipped cream with it! It will sure make boring preps go down easier!

ps booger...that baby is too darn cute! i can't believe how grown up she is already!
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Preppie, what my kids do with the nonfat dry milk is add a pinch of sugar (truly, it only takes a tiny bit) and a drop of vanilla extract. They love it!

Hopefully BG will have a clue about the milk source because I don't.
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I only got a little and my source is unreachable but I think its likely it came from here:

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Making butter from dry milk won't work if it is NON-FAT dry milk. The fat is what makes butter. Many of the "whipped creme" recipes using nonfat dry milk use extra milk solids (more powder per allotment of water than recommended for drinking strength) to get the "whipped creme" to whip.
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This is true. Non-fat milk won't work. But if you'll look again you'll see she specified whole milk.

Boog, I'm curious to see the results of your experiment.

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I want the whipped cream recipe.
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Alan, I'll post results (and pics?) here when done. I'll likely be trying it tomorrow if life doesn't get in the way. I'm going to try making yogurt from the same milk tonight. Never made yogurt before, from anything.

(Being broke long enough makes ya try all sorts of new things! )
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I want the whipped cream recipe.
1. Scoop cream.

2. Sweeten if desired. (Nellie loves it when I add some cocoa powder. )

3. Whip.
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Does it have to be cold to whip?
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Ok, then...I'd say scoop cream, let it sit for half a day, and then shake for butter.
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Does it have to be cold to whip?
I've never made warm whipped cream myself.

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Ok, then...I'd say scoop cream, let it sit for half a day, and then shake for butter.
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It doesn't seem to be working. It didn't even get to whipped cream stage (which I've done repeatedly before with this milk). I've no clue what I did to it but it's just been one of those days. I'll try again another, calmer day.

I'm gonna use this defective batch to make some homemade ice cream so nothing lost.
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ice cream is better than butter anyway, if ya want my opinion.
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Powdered cream is also available, but it is hideously expensive. I will have to check Cash and Carry for it next time I am there.

http://willpowder.net/heavyCream.html
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If you buy some, 06, let us know how it works for butter should you decide to experiment.

Kid #2 used the cream today to make peanut butter & chocolate ice cream YUM! Screw the butter.
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