How to Prepare Milo

Three Methods:Preparing Basic Hot MiloPreparing Cold MiloPreparing Basic Iced Milo and Three Variations

Milo is a chocolate malt drink mix produced by Nestlé. It originated in Australia, and is extremely popular in many parts of the world, including Asia, Oceania, Africa, and Latin America.[1] Milo is a very versatile drink, and there are almost as many ways to prepare it as there are people who drink it. This article will explain three of the most common ways to prepare Milo, and teach you how to make some popular variations of iced Milo, including the Milo Dinosaur, and the Milo Godzilla.

Method 1
Preparing Basic Hot Milo

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    Assemble your ingredients. This is the basic Milo recipe. Make it according to package directions, or customize it to fit your personal taste. For this recipe you will need:
    • 3 tablespoons Milo powder
    • Hot water
    • Optional add-ins: Milk, cocoa powder, sugar, chocolate syrup
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    Heat 12 ounces of water. Milo does not dissolve well in cold milk so most Milo preparations begin with hot water. You can either boil water in a kettle, or heat it in a microwave-safe container for 1-2 minutes, until it just begins to steam.
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    Add Milo powder to a mug or cup. The package directions call for 3 tablespoons, but many Milo drinkers like to use a lot more, depending on personal taste. Begin with 3, and see how you like it. You can always add more powder later, or make it stronger next time.
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    Add hot water and stir. Add a few tablespoons of water first, and stir thoroughly to make a paste, then add more water and continue stirring until your cup is nearly full.
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    Cool off your Milo and enjoy! You can add a few tablespoons of cold milk to your Milo to cool it off, and add create a creamier texture. You can also drink it plain, just be sure to let it cool off a bit if you made it with boiling water.
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    Customize your Milo recipe. Many people like to add additional ingredients to their Milo concoctions. Try the basic recipe first so you know what you're starting with, and then experiment with your recipe the next time around.
    • Add one teaspoon (or more) of sugar to the mug before you add the hot water for a sweeter drink.
    • Add one teaspoon (or more) of cocoa powder or chocolate syrup for a stronger chocolate flavor.
    • Substitute hot milk for the water for a creamier drink. Heat milk in a pan on the stovetop over medium heat until it just begins to bubble, or microwave for about 2 minutes in a microwave-safe container.

Method 2
Preparing Cold Milo

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    Assemble your ingredients. This variation on Milo is a popular breakfast drink for children in many parts of the world. [2] For this recipe you will need:
    • 5 tablespoons Milo powder
    • 1.5 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
    • Hot water
    • Cold milk
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    Heat some water. You will only need a few tablespoons of water to dissolve the Milo powder. Boil the water in a kettle, or microwave it for 1-2 minutes, until it begins to steam.
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    Add 3 to 5 tablespoons of Milo powder to a mug or glass. How much you use depends on how strong you like your Milo.
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    Add hot water to dissolve the Milo powder. Pour enough hot water into the glass to cover the Milo powder by about 3/4 inches. (Measuring boiling water is a dangerous process, so just eyeball this step.) Then stir, stir, stir until the powder is fully dissolved.
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    Add 1.5 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk. This will sweeten the beverage, and add a very creamy, smooth texture to your beverage. Give the drink another quick stir.
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    Add cold milk to fill the glass. Give it one last stir, and drink it down. You can use lowfat or skim milk, here, but most Milo drinkers prefer to use whole milk.

Method 3
Preparing Basic Iced Milo and Three Variations

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    Assemble your ingredients. Iced Milo is an extremely popular drink that is sold in cafes, food stalls, and even McDonalds restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia![3]The ingredients you will need are as follows:
    • 3-5 tablespoons Milo powder
    • 3 tablespoons powdered milk
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • Hot water
    • Ice
    • Optional add-ins: sweetened condensed milk, additional Milo powder, ice cream or whipped cream, instant coffee
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    Make a basic iced Milo. Add 3 to 5 tablespoons of Milo powder, 3 tablespoons of powdered milk, and 1 teaspoon of sugar to a glass. Fill the glass about halfway full with hot water, and stir until Milo is fully dissolved. Add ice to fill the glass, stir, and enjoy your refreshing ice cold Milo!
    • You can also substitute 1.5 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk for the sugar and powdered milk.
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    Make a Milo Dinosaur. This Milo beverage and the variations that follow originated in Singapore, and are all very popular.
    • Prepare a glass of basic iced Milo.
    • Spoon 2 tablespoons of additional Milo powder on top, but don't stir it in. The Milo powder will sink down into the glass and create an interesting crunchy texture.
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    Make a Milo Godzilla. Like the dinosaur, this is another variation on the basic iced Milo. It is a wonderful treat to serve on a hot, summer day.
    • Prepare a basic iced Milo.
    • Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a large dollop of whipped cream.
    • Spoon some additional Milo powder on top as a beautiful, crunchy garnish.
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    Make a Milo NesLo. With all of this milky, chocolaty goodness swimming around, you've probably been wondering: where is the coffee? You can add coffee to any Milo beverage, but the NesLo is the most popular version.
    • Make a basic iced Milo, but add 1 packet of instant coffee to the mixture before stirring in the hot water.
    • The original recipe calls for the Nescafé brand of instant coffee, hence the name, but you could also use a Starbucks Via packet, or any other kind of instant coffee or espresso.

Tips

  • If Milo is not on the shelves of your regular market, you can order it from an online retailer, or find it at most Asian and Hispanic grocery stores.

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