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Kitchen DIY: Make Butter with Powdered Milk

Kitchen DIY: Butter From Powdered Milk
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In a grid down scenario, if you don’t have cows or milk goats you may think you will have to give up things like butter – BUT if you have stored dry milk you could just make your own butter from powdered milk

In my experience, making butter from powdered milk is very easy and it only takes a couple of minutes.  Plus, the taste and the texture is close if not identical.

The only difference I have seen is that this butter does not melt when used in cooking recipes – I tried to make an Alfredo and the butter browned and crumbled.  (however I did find that to be tasty it just was unexpected).

I have used this recipe in several talks about DIY prepping, and it is a great recipe to try with kids.  If you use a mason jar blender it i even easier plus it comes ready to store.

Keep your powdered milk butter in a sealed container in the fridge and use in a month or so as typical dried milk is close to becoming rancid by the time you buy it.


How to Make Butter with Powdered Milk


  • 3/4 c. powdered milk
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 1/4 c. oil


  • yellow food coloring
  • salt
  • butter flavoring


  • Add the powdered milk to a bowl (easier with a blender or food processor).
  • Add the water and then the oil.
  • Mix rapidly until it starts to thicken. Keep mixing until its starts getting thick.
  • You can then add in butter flavoring, yellow food coloring and salt at this point if desired.

This recipe will make about 3/4 cup of “butter”

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  1. Julie Julie

    Is it a –
    1:1 increase?

    Thank you!

  2. Stephanie Stephanie

    Can this butter be used to bake cake?

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