Halve your milk bill

We go through quite a bit of milk here with John still having morning and night feeds. So I’m all for saving ourselves some money! Recently I had someone inform me that you can use milk powder instead of buying bottled milk. Wow so simple!! Crazy right why didn’t I think of that?!
Buying milk powder instead of bottled milk works out to be half the price per litre!! Basically to make up the milk powder add 10% less than the pack says to add  (ie: if the pack says add 100gms of powder add 90gms). Add the milk powder into the bottom of your chosen glass bottle then add water and shake, shake, shake! Put the milk in the fridge to stand for 12 hours before use.
The milk tastes just like store bought bottled milk! No after taste at all. I got some cool 1L bottles from my mum that I just love. I coloured 3 of the lids dark blue for whole milk and left the other one green for skim milk. I love opening my fridge and seeing the glass bottles in there rather than plastic ones. The great thing about glass is that you can reuse it again and again!! No more plastic to cart home and have to recycle! 
The milk powder you buy in the supermarket comes in foil bags which sadly can’t be recycled so I’m trying to find some recyclable ones. Does anyone else use powdered milk? 
Update; I’ve been buying my milk from Moore Wilsons now which is sold in 2kg resealable bags. That I wash and reuse over and over again. 

4 thoughts on “Halve your milk bill

  1. May 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I use powdered milk to make kefir, yoghurt and Lily’s bottles. You can buy 2kg for $15 from Moore Wilson’s and it comes in large zip loc bags, which I wipe out and use for other things, like storing puzzles or freezing food.

    1. May 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks for that. I want to make some paner with the milk powder. Will be heaps cheaper than store bought.

  2. May 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    This is great. Our kids are grown and gone so we don’t use a lot of milk. There are times when we have people here and need it. I will do this ahead of time instead if buying it. That way I can make smaller batches. I really dislike waste.

    1. May 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      That’s a great idea. It’s good to always have milk in the house and not have to go to the shops just for milk! Saves on petrol too!

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