If Milo is your go-to drink when life feels overwhelming and you are sentimental for the days your mum prepared a cup of this sinful mix of chocolate and malt powders, you’re not the only person in Singapore using this as comfort food. Just spotting a huge display of green Milo tins on shop shelves featuring iconic images of sports figures is enough to make one feel better.
Milo chocolate powder has been around since 1934 when Australian chemist Thomas Mayne first invented it, so you know that water or milk is all it takes to prepare a fast, satisfying beverage. But did you know that you can make some weird and wonderful treats from this product if you love experimenting?
Mix 1 cup Milo powder with 2 tsp. milk. Press the mixture into ice cube trays to shape the cubes. Melt a chocolate bar in the microwave. Dip Milo cubes into chocolate (coat thoroughly) and refrigerate until set. It’s best to make these just before you leave home so you don’t eat the entire plate of cubes yourself.
Milo Egg Cream
Mix 5 Tbsp. of Milo powder with ½-tsp. sweet cream in a tall glass. Fill glass half way with hot water and stir to blend. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Garnish with more Milo powder. Grab a straw. Enjoy the Asian equivalent of a New York Egg Cream drink!
Combine ½-cup instant oats, 1-1/4 cups milk and 2 Tbsp. Milo chocolate powder in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for a minute. Remove from heat and garnish with fruit and/or nuts. The oatmeal breakfast your mum insisted you eat every day just got less boring.
Toast slices of bread (white or whole wheat) and put them on a plate. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the toast and then sprinkle Milo powder over the milk. Drizzle with more milk. Your passion for Milo will likely determine the amount of powder you sprinkle while making this simple snack, so don’t hold back!
In a bowl, mix 2 cups sugar with 4 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add 80g melted butter and blend. Mix in 1 cup Milo powder and one Tbsp. each of salt and baking powder plus 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder and 2 cups flour. Smooth the batter, pour it into a baking pan and bake at 200-degrees C 20 minutes. Freeze some so you don’t eat them all in one sitting.
Milo Dessert Pizza
Grease a pizza tin and line with baking paper. Mix together ½-cup each of self-rising flour, plain flour, Milo powder and chocolate chips. Add 1 cup rolled oats, 2/3-cup shredded coconut, 2/3-cup brown sugar, 1 egg and 125g melted butter. Mix thoroughly, press into the pizza pan and bake at 180-degrees C for 15-20 minutes. No anchovies, please!
Hot Milo Satchel Snack
It’s the ultimate crazy recipe that requires no kitchen, but you must have an iron. Cover a 3-in-1 Milo satchel with a potholder. On a low setting, iron the bar so yummy ingredients melt together. It goes without saying that your newly-ironed snack shouldn’t be opened until it cools down a bit!
Hot Milo Satchel Snack