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Old 01-12-2016, 02:39 PM   #1
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Can I use non-dairy powder creamer as milk substitute in a recipe?

Knorr instant side dish calls for 1.5 cups water and .5 cup of milk. Can I use non-dairy powder creamer instead of milk?
This is for backpack camping and I do not want to carry liquid milk.

I know....I should just experiment, but I thought I'd ask here first....

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Old 01-12-2016, 02:40 PM   #2
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Doesn't creamer usually have sugar in it? Powdered milk might work better.
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Old 01-12-2016, 03:02 PM   #3
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On my last trip I used water only, and although the pasta side dish came out ok it was lacking that creamy texture.

Do they make lactose free powdered milk? I mentioned non-diary creamer because they come in tiny packets and are convenient to carry.
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Old 01-12-2016, 03:08 PM   #4
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Old 01-12-2016, 03:24 PM   #5
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On my last trip I used water only, and although the pasta side dish came out ok it was lacking that creamy texture.

Do they make lactose free powdered milk? I mentioned non-diary creamer because they come in tiny packets and are convenient to carry.

They probably do make lactose-free. I've never looked. Any creamer I've ever tried had sweetener, maybe there are some that are unsweetened.
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Old 01-12-2016, 03:54 PM   #6
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Wow, who would have thought you could find this many options? 143,000 options in under a second. Probably only 5-10 of them might be useful, though.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...owdered%20milk

Hopefully, you can get your hands on what you need before your next backpacking trek.
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:11 PM   #7
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Well, I did the search thing. I still can't find lactose free powdered milk. I end up with non-dairy powdered creamers. I will experiment. I may just end up using regular powdered milk.

I also found this while searching:
http://blog.trailcooking.com/2009/10...rr-pasta-side/
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For something non-dairy to make food creamy, how about creamed coconut? It's not sweetened.

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Thanks for the ideas!
I'd like to stick to dry ingredients as much as possible just for the ease of bagging and handling them.
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I'd give it a try, but if you reduce the amount of liquid, the pasta or rice may not cook through.
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