May 19, 2008

Thrifty Tip - Dry Milk

Long-time readers of my blog know that I buy dry milk instead of regular milk for DH and I to drink. Up until recently, Wal-Mart has beaten Kroger's price by $1.00 per 20 qts. However, Wal-Mart has recently upped their price to $15.99 for a 20 qt box, compared to Kroger's $11.99 20 qt box. This week, Kroger has their dry milk on sale for $11.79. It's only $0.20 cheaper ($0.01 a qt cheaper), but every little bit helps. Just in case Kroger raises their prices to match (or surpass) Wal-Mart in the near future, now would be a good time to stock up if your budget allows. For those who don't currently use dry milk, you really should give it a try. Mix it 50% with regular milk at first, and then gradually reduce the amount of regular milk. At $11.79 for 20 qts, it's only $2.36 a gallon, compared to $3.99 for the "real" milk.


  1. Great tip. Will this work in recipes if you mix with water before adding to your mixture?

  2. Yes, you can use reconstituted dry milk whenever a recipe calls for milk. Keep in mind, however, that dry milk is fat-free. There are some recipes that need the fat from the milk in order to turn out right. Right now, BB still drinks whole milk, so it's not a problem. When he drinks fat-free milk, I just keep some cans of milk on hand for when I need milk fat.

  3. I only drink the powdered kind now too. In fact, I don't really like regular milk anymore. Aldi's has the best price around here right now. You might check if you have an Aldi's nearby and see if they can beat your Krogers!



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