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Oct 28, 2011 10:22 PM

Where can I buy milk powder in the Bay Area?

Just picked up the new Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. Recipes call for milk powder. They are a stickler for full fat products. Where can I buy "Whole Milk Powder" in the bay area?

Is milk powder the same as dry milk?

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  1. I went looking for powdered milk made from whole milk (aka whole milk powder) a couple of years ago. Most powdered milk is nonfat, because the fat makes it spoil more easily. I found the whole milk versions at Indian markets -- there are several brands, mostly made in New Zealand for the Indian market.

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler

      Thanks. I'll check out the indian market

      1. re: Bite_Me

        Also check Mexican markets. I bought some at Mi Pueblo in EPA for making Crack Pie.

        1. re: emily

          Nido is Nestle's brand that is common in Hispanic markets. I've even seen it at Walmart. I've also seen it with a KLIM label at 99Ranch.

          1. re: paulj

            Right I should have checked 99 Ranch. One right down the street from me...duh!

            99 Ranch
            4299 Rosewood Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588

          2. re: emily

            Aah crack pie yummy! I love crack! Working on the cornflake marshmallow cookies and grapefruit pit next. Trying to source passion fruit puree, 1 lb brick of plugra, and Patisse vanilla extract

            1. re: Bite_Me

              I buy frozen passionfruit puree from Crossroads World Market in Mt. View.

              Crossroads World Market
              720 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto, CA

        2. re: Ruth Lafler

          As you said found it at the indian market on University in Berkeley.

        3. Rainbow Grocery bulk section.

          Ruth reported four brands at Milan a couple of years ago. They have the widest selection of Indian spices etc. I've found. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/675652

          If it's made in New Zealand, they might have it at Mangals.


          Milan International
          990 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

          Mangal's Market
          1699 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Didn't go to Milan but wound up at another Indian spot on Univeristy and found it there. Thanks

          2. I buy milk powder for yogurt making at Monterey Market in Berkeley. I will check to see if it is full fat and let you know.

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            1. Thanks Guys found it at Bombay Grocery on Univeristy in Berkeley. $6 for a box seemed a little pricey but I needed it