Everybody knows Milo. This familiar brand is like a national drink for (the most of) us. You can drink it hot or cold, regardless of breakfast, lunch, teatime, dinner, supper or… basically, anytime. But there’s more about Milo where you can enjoy differently. Here are the 7 Milo recipes you can make at home.
1) Milo Dinosaur
Let’s begin with something so simple that even a kid can do it: the Milo Dinosaur, a choco-licious drink typically found in local cafes and mamak restaurants. The good news is, you can recreate this easy-peasy concoction at home. All you have to do is:
- Add three or more tablespoons of Milo powder in a glass or a mug.
- Add condensed milk, fill in a half-glass of hot water and stir well.
- Add some ice to the brim (crushed, if possible).
- Finally, top it off with a generous heap of Milo powder!
2) Milo Godzilla
Next up is Milo Dinosaur’s monster sibling known as Milo Godzilla. Like the former, Milo Godzilla is basically an upgraded version of it… by adding a scoop of ice cream (either vanilla or chocolate would be great!) on top. The rest of the concoction for the drink is more or less the same as the Milo Dinosaur recipe above.
3) Milo French Toast
Why settle for the same old honey French toast for breakfast… when you can get creative with a Milo twist? Here’s how you make ’em:
- Combine evaporated milk and 3-4 tablespoons of Milo powder in a saucepan and heat them on low heat.
- Whisk the mixture until it dissolves and set it aside to cool.
- Then, crack one egg into a mixing bowl and gradually pour the cooled-off Milo while whisking them altogether.
- Dip two bread slices (you can use white bread or cut-off loaf) into the eggy Milo mixture, all well-coated on each side.
- Heat the frypan and grease it with some butter (since it’s more aromatic and works well with French toast than your usual cooking oil).
- Fry both dipped bread slices in the frypan until golden brown on each side.
- Remove from frypan and serve them on a plate.
- You can add some chopped strawberries, sprinkle some Milo powder or even top it with a scoop of ice cream. The choice is yours!
4) Milo Popsicle
Given the unpredictably hot weather in our country these days, it’s always nice to have something icy-cold to cool off. One of them happens to be a Milo popsicle. All you need to do is:
- Make a cup of thick Milo like you know how to and pour the contents slowly into a popsicle container. Be careful not to spill, because it will be sad to see poor Milo staining the table instead.
- Place the popsicle container into the freezer until frozen, and that’s it! Once hardened, it’s time to sink your teeth into this Milo-licious frozen treat.
5) Milo Ice Cream
Okay, you can always buy a tub of Milo ice cream from the supermarket and enjoy it back home. But did you know you can easily make them in the kitchen instead? Here is what you need to do:
- Add heavy cream/whipped cream into a large bowl and whip it with a mixer until airy and smooth.
- Then, add condensed milk, Milo powder and vanilla extract into the whipped cream.
- Fold them gently with a spatula and pour the mixture into an airtight freezer container.
- Freeze it for at least 6-7 hours or preferably overnight before serving. (Optional: sprinkle some Milo powder if desired).
6) Milo Chocolate Cake
The idea of turning Milo into a chocolate cake is definitely a heaven-sent combo you won’t be able to resist. To make the cake, you need to:
- Preheat your oven to 350 F/176.6°C.
- Add dry ingredients (1 1/4 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, a pinch of salt and 1/2 or 1 cup of Milo powder) into a large mixing bowl and whisk them altogether.
- Then, whisk the wet ingredients (2 eggs, 1/2 cup of melted butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of water) in another mixing bowl.
- Combine both dry and wet ingredients into a batter, grease the cake pan and pour in the mixture gently.
- Place the cake pan in the oven and bake for around 30-45 minutes. (Tip: If you want to ensure whether your cake is done, simply poke a toothpick in the middle. If it’s moist, the cake is not ready and if it’s dry, you’re good to go).
You can even get creative with the existing Milo Chocolate Cake recipe above. For instance, you can dust the surface of the cake with some Milo powder. Or you can add chocolate chips, coat the cake on top with Milo ganache… the possibilities are basically endless!
7) Milo Balls
Here is another mouth-watering recipe that gives you more reason to eat your Milo differently. They are called Milo Balls. The kind of pick-me-up tasty treat that a whole family can enjoy. Best of all, making them is just as easy as popping the balls into your mouth.
- Crush Graham crackers or digestive biscuits into crumbs using a food processor. (If you don’t own one, you can always do it the manual way by placing the crackers into a ziplock bag and crush them using a rolling pin or a glass bottle).
- Place them into a large bowl, add Milo powder and condensed milk and mix them altogether.
- Then, use a teaspoon or a cookie scoop to lift out the mixture and roll them into bite-sized balls using your damp hands. You can also choose to roll and coat the balls with shredded coconut or chocolate rice.
- Refrigerate the rolled balls in an airtight container for hours until firm.