|So I thought I had a better photo but aparently this is the best one I have. The whipped topping did look great.|
I have been hearing about how wonderful Thrive instant milk is for about a year now. And I have a confession to make. I had never tried it until recently. Let me explain why. I have a lot of non-instant powdered milk in my food storage already, and if you are a regular reader you know that I use it a lot. I use it for baking, for making yogurt, and in a pinch for drinking. So why haven’t I tried THRIVE instant milk. Well in my mind every time someone told me how great it was I thought “how good could it be? It is just dry milk.” A good friend told me she used her THRIVE instant milk to make whipped topping similar to cool whip or dream whip. I was skeptical. I have made a version of whipped topping with my non-instant dry milk and it did not really work. She swore to me that it worked and was great. So I bought a can and tried it out.
Results: I like it. It worked well. I followed the recipe, using ice cold water. I also stuck my bowl and beaters in the freezer for a few minutes so they were also cold. I wasn’t ready to use the whipped topping when it was finished it (imagine children needing lots of help) and I left it on the counter for about half an hour. By that time it had fallen a little bit. I whipped it again for about a minuet and it whipped back up. The consistency of the whipped topping is a lot like dream whip. It is not buttery in your mouth like real whipped cream is but it is pleasant. The texture is kind of like marshmallow cream, (in a good way). The taste is very pleasant and light. All in all I think it is a winner for use in jello or fruit salads, a a topping for a cake, or in ice cream and since those are all the time I use whipped cream or cool whip. I think it is a great replacement from my food storage.
|See the frost on my bowl? I stick my bowl in the freezer for a few minutes|
Whipped Topping—made from THRIVE instant milk
* 1 t vanilla extract
* 1⁄2 c thrive powdered sugar
* 1⁄2 c thrive instant milk, prepared and chilled
* 1⁄2 c ice water
|Before I started whipping the milk|
*This works best in a stand mixer with whip beaters. If mixture begins to fall, beat again.
Notes: MUST use THRIVE instant powdered milk and not the standard dry milk variety.
|Whipped about half way|
|Whipped all the way|