Fortified Milk Recipe with Instant Non-Fat Dry Milk

Fortified Milk

Fortified Milk Recipe with Instant Non-Fat Dry Milk
Preparation time: 5 minutes | Servings: 4


Fortified Milk
Fortified Milk

Fortified milk is a nutritious and delicious beverage that provides essential vitamins and minerals to support overall health. This recipe combines homogenized low-fat milk with instant non-fat dry milk to create a fortified version of traditional milk.


Fortified milk has been around for decades, with the addition of vitamins and minerals to milk first introduced in the early 20th century to combat nutrient deficiencies. This recipe takes the concept of fortified milk a step further by incorporating instant non-fat dry milk for an extra boost of nutrients.


How to prepare

  1. Pour the liquid milk into a deep bowl. Add the dry milk and beat slowly with a beater until the dry milk is dissolved (usually less than 5 minutes).
  2. Refrigerate the mixture. The flavor will improve after several hours.


  • Add a splash of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra flavor.
  • Use different types of milk, such as almond or soy milk, for a dairy-free alternative.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to mix the dry milk into the liquid milk slowly to ensure it dissolves completely.

- Refrigerating the mixture for several hours will enhance the flavor of the fortified milk.

- Use a beater to mix the milk thoroughly and create a smooth consistency.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy fortified milk on its own as a refreshing beverage, or use it as a base for smoothies or milkshakes.

Cooking Techniques

Mixing the dry milk into the liquid milk slowly and refrigerating the mixture will ensure a smooth and flavorful fortified milk.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have instant non-fat dry milk, you can use regular powdered milk or skip this ingredient altogether for a simpler version of fortified milk.

Make Ahead Tips

Fortified milk can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Serve fortified milk in a chilled glass with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or a cinnamon stick for a decorative touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Fortified milk pairs well with cookies, muffins, or granola for a satisfying snack.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store fortified milk in an airtight container in the refrigerator and shake well before serving. It can be enjoyed cold or warmed up on the stove.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of fortified milk contains approximately 120 calories.


Each serving of fortified milk contains approximately 12 grams of carbohydrates.


Fortified milk is low in fat, with each serving containing only 2 grams of fat.


This recipe provides a good source of protein, with each serving containing 10 grams.

Vitamins and minerals

Fortified milk is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin A.


This recipe contains dairy and may not be suitable for those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies.


Fortified milk is a nutrient-dense beverage that provides a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals in each serving.


Fortified milk is a nutritious and versatile beverage that can be enjoyed on its own or used as a base for other recipes. With a rich source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, this recipe is a great way to boost your daily nutrient intake.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of wonder I felt when I first saw this recipe for fortified milk. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl living in a small village in the countryside. My grandmother, who was known for her delicious home-cooked meals, had received this recipe from a traveler passing through town.

As soon as I laid eyes on the recipe, I knew I had to learn how to make it. The idea of fortifying milk with all sorts of nutritious ingredients like nuts, dried fruits, and spices seemed so innovative and exciting to me. I could already imagine the rich, creamy flavor and the health benefits it would bring.

My grandmother, seeing my enthusiasm, agreed to teach me how to make the fortified milk. She explained that the key to making it taste delicious was to use the freshest ingredients possible. So we set out to gather the necessary ingredients from the village market.

We bought a gallon of fresh, creamy milk from the local dairy farmer, along with a variety of nuts, dried fruits, and spices. My grandmother taught me how to toast the nuts to bring out their flavor, and how to chop the dried fruits into small pieces. She showed me how to grind the spices and mix them all together in a bowl.

Then came the most exciting part - actually fortifying the milk. My grandmother poured the milk into a large pot and brought it to a simmer over low heat. She added the nut and fruit mixture, along with the spices, stirring constantly to ensure everything was well combined.

The aroma that filled the kitchen was intoxicating - a mix of sweet, nutty, and spicy scents that made my mouth water. I couldn't wait to taste the final product.

After letting the fortified milk simmer for a while, my grandmother poured it into a glass pitcher and let it cool. Then she poured me a glass and handed it to me, a proud smile on her face.

I took a sip, and my taste buds exploded with delight. The fortified milk was everything I had imagined and more - creamy, rich, and bursting with flavor. The nuts added a satisfying crunch, the dried fruits brought a hint of sweetness, and the spices added a warm, comforting taste.

From that day on, fortified milk became a staple in our household. My grandmother would make it for special occasions, or just as a treat for me and my siblings. She would sometimes experiment with different ingredients, adding in things like honey, vanilla, or even a dash of rum for a grown-up version.

I loved watching her work her magic in the kitchen, transforming simple ingredients into a delicious and nutritious drink. I learned so much from her during those cooking sessions - not just about recipes and techniques, but also about the joy of creating something with love and care.

As I grew older, I carried on the tradition of making fortified milk in my own home. I would often think back to those days in my grandmother's kitchen, feeling that same sense of wonder and excitement as I mixed the ingredients together and watched the milk simmer on the stove.

Now, as I pass on the recipe to my own grandchildren, I hope they too will feel that same sense of wonder and joy that I did all those years ago. And maybe, just maybe, they will come to love fortified milk as much as I do - a delicious reminder of the love and traditions that connect us through generations.


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