How is Powdered Milk Made?

Medallion Milk Company’s powdered milk goes through a low temperature dehydration process. 

Beginning with fresh milk from Canadian cows, the water in the milk is gradually evaporated, leaving a fine crystal that has a year-long shelf life

When mixed with water and left overnight, the milk reverts back to its liquid state – with all the same nutrients as fresh milk.


Why is Powdered Milk Good?

Powdered milk is good because of its taste; it is virtually indistinguishable from fresh milk. It has all the vitamins and minerals that regular milk does, with many other benefits as well. 

These benefits include its long shelf life —up to one year! It also takes up way less space than regular milk, so if you run a larger organization, such as a day care or even a school, you are able to save space for other items.

One of the main reasons why powdered milk tastes so delicious is because the fine crystals are given eight hours to reconstitute. All you have to do is mix the water and the powdered milk together before you go to bed, and when you wake up in the morning you’ll have milk for your coffee, cereal or even baking.


How is Powdered Milk Used?

To make one litre of fresh milk, all you have to do is add 100 grams of the powdered milk to one litre of water and shake well. Set the milk in the fridge overnight, and in the morning you will have fresh, delicious milk for use in your coffee, cereal or by itself.

Powdered milk can also be used in many recipes, and can be substituted for condensed milk (by adding butter and sugar) or a great cup of hot cocoa (add some cinnamon, nutmeg or cayenne for that extra kick). Many bread machine recipes call for powdered milk, and result in a lovely loaf of tasty bread.

Powdered milk is versatile. It can be used in cream sauces, desserts, casseroles – if something calls for regular milk, the recipe can be adapted to use Medallion Milk’s powdered milk instead.

What are the Benefits of Powdered Milk?

Besides tasting great, powdered milk is a "green" option that saves energy and costs.

Benefits to Consumers

  • Requires no refrigeration until reconstituted.
  • Expensive refrigeration space is minimized.
  • Reduced shelf space compared to liquid products. 
  • Shelf life up to one year minimizes the possibility of product becoming unusable.

Benefits to Institutions

  • Requires no refrigeration until reconstituted.
  • Expensive refrigeration space is minimized allowing more space for other products or provides opportunity to reduce refrigeration space and energy costs.
  • Reduced warehouse and shelf space compared to liquid products. One case of powdered skim milk occupies less than 20% of liquid milk.
  • Shelf life up to one year minimizes the possibility of product becoming unusable.
  • Reduced freight cost. One skid of powdered milk weighs approximately 1000kg; the equivalent in liquid would be 10 times heavier and occupy 8 times the space.
  • Reduced supply chain costs. Powdered milk provides the opportunity to reduce the number of purchase orders, reduce receiving events, reduce the processing of payables and reduce inventory costs. Based on an industry average cost of $150.00 CAD to process a purchase order (from issue to pay); the supply of powdered dairy product provides an opportunity to reduce overhead costs.
  • In secure environments powdered dairy products reduce the number of entrance and exits to these secure areas. This reduces the costs, the risks and the number of events needed to ensure security is maintained.