By Athena Hessong

Malted milk powder, sold near the hot cocoa mix at the grocery store, combines barley malt and milk for a more nutritious, sweeter drink than milk. Malt powder comes from sprouting barley, drying it and grinding it into a powder. It has a nutty, toasty, somewhat buttery taste that makes it a natural choice to enhance milk and make it richer. Try a relaxing cup of warm malted milk prepared from homemade powder or mix it with cold water or milk for an alternative to flavored milk. You can also add it to cookies or other baked goods to give them a homey, wholesome flavor.


Combine each 1 cup of instant dry milk with 3 tablespoons malt powder in an airtight container.

Shake the container to combine the powders. Store for up to one month at room temperature.

Pour 1/3 cup of this malted milk powder into a glass and add 1 cup of water or milk.

Stir to combine, adding sugar to taste.