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Sep 16, 2009 01:20 PM

Where can I buy Malted milk powder?

Where can I find malted milk powder in the lower mainland? I want the stuff with no sugar, not Ovaltine. Real malted milk powder??

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  1. I don't know where you can get real Malted Milk powder (eg Carnation brand or old-fashioned Milo). I'll be on the lookout. You can get Malt powder at beer and wine U-brew places and at some health-food stores...maybe make your own?

    1. Horlicks is sold at British food import places...

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      1. re: victoriafoodie

        I was going to suggest Horlick's too (I've seen it at odd places like our local greengrocer from time to time) but I think it has sugar in it??

        1. re: grayelf

          Oh, you know, it might... very little if it does though (nothing like Ovaltine).

          1. re: victoriafoodie

            I too was going to mention Horlick's (you can get it at some Asian stores too)...but it has sugar and all sorts of other artificial stuff.

            1. re: fmed

              And yet it turns rock solid if you don't use it up. English SO who used to love it and then went off it after buying a large bottle...

          2. re: grayelf

            I am on a crusade trying to find whatever kind of malt powder they used to use years ago in fountain malted milks. The only thing i can find in Chicago is Carnation, which I find too sweet and not with the strong malt flavor I remember. I googled Horlick's but the blurb says it has a mild malt flavor. Somebody on another board recommended barley malt, which I see online Barry Farms sells for $3.19 lb (Carnation costs $6 a small jar)---but it's recommended for baking and there's no mention of drinks. I haven't had a malt tasting malt for decades. This week I will check local health food stores. There must be a solution to this problem. Is there anybody out there who worked at a soda fountain forty, fifty years ago?

            1. re: Querencia

              (I was never a soda jerk, but let me take a stab...) My guess is that it was regular non-diastatic malt powder (basically barley malt extract). You can get this stuff from brewers supply stores or as maplesugar posted below at King Arthur flour. Just make sure to get the NON-diastatic variety. Home brewery supply stores also sell malt syrup - which I believe is the same stuff but in syrup form. You can try this instead (I remember blending this to ice cream when I was doing home-brewing with friends and it tasted like a milkshake....just make sure it is un-hopped.)

              1. re: Querencia

                if you find malt - anywhere in chicago area or on internet let me know - i am looking for some also - my father used to make the best, i believe it was with horlick's (i kept thinking hormel). ha ha.

              2. re: grayelf

                I've bought it at a regular grocery in Abbotsford - one just north of the freeway - just before crossing back over the border.

                Manna Mills, just off I5 in Mountlake Terrace, WA. has been my source for bulk maltose powder and Aunt Pattys malt syrup. This is a couple of hours south of Vancouver. I've seen Horlicks at both large Asian (Chinese) groceries in the Seattle area, and a modest Indian shop (which seems to get a lot of its supplies from Canada).

            2. Can't help with the lower mainland but King Arthur Flour carries malted milk powder and their site indicates they ship to Canada:
              HTH :)

              1. Jaymie,
                Try T&T supermarket. They should have some. More likely the Horlick brand. But it may contain sugar. But call them first before you make a trip. Here's the link to their phone numbers.

                You can also try asian grocery stores in Chinatown too.


                1. The differences between Carnation Horlicks et al have been discussed on an older thread - Interesting read... makes me want to get ahold of some malt and finally make this cake:

                  and from a post I read on that thread I went and looked up Aunt Patty's - turns out it's made in Oregon... much closer but still not this side of the border. Their site didn't have a lot of info on shipping but you can shop online and they appear to carry a real interesting assortment of sweeteners, along with the much sought dry malt powder:
         Worth giving them a call/email.

                  Please do let us know where/if you find it =)

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                  1. re: maplesugar

                    That cake sounds amazing.

                    repartee posted an ISO for Malt Loaf (which is a UK thing) a few weeks back: . I've been intrigued by it ever since. I haven't been able to find it - but it sounds fairly easy to make:

                    1. re: fmed

                      I wonder if it tastes like fruitcake....

                      1. re: crigg

                        Probably like fruitcake without the spices. Maybe more like a date cake.