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Milo Glossary | Recipes with Milo |
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Milo is a milk beverage with chocolate and malt, produced by Nestlé and originating from Australia. It can be served hot or cold, and is usually sweetened with sugar. It is almost always made with warm milk, and ice is added to it if a cold drink is desired. Milo is added to hot or cold milk to give it a malted chocolate flavour and extra texture. When combined with cold milk, it retains the gritty texture of its raw state. Milo can be stirred into steamed milk or hot water to create something similar to hot chocolate or cocoa. Sugar can be added to the milo beverage, but many people enjoy it without the addition of sweeteners, appreciating it for its subtle chocolate flavour. Milo is also marketed as a canned energy drink, available in vending machines. Products based on Milo are available, such as cereal, yogurt, ice cream and chocolate bars (nuggets).

How to select

Milo is available in the market in tetra paks, tins and glass bottles. Check the expiry date and nutritional labeling, before buying. In addition to the powdered form, there is a pre-mixed version of Milo that comes in cans or drink boxes.

Culinary Uses-

· Milo is most commonly enjoyed as a hot beverage by adding warm water or milk with or without sugar
· Chilled Milo can also be prepared by adding ice cubes to the drink.
· Another possible use is making a normal cup of cold Milo and microwaving it for approximately 40-60 seconds. This gives the Milo drink a biscuity cover on the top.
· Another popular use is to sprinkle it on ice cream, especially vanilla ice cream. Milo can also be sprinkled on breakfast cereals.
· Also very popular is the "Magic Milo" which involves adding Milo to a small amount of milk with sugar and whipping it to increase the amount of air in the milk, thereby doubling it in size. Then one adds small amounts of hot water and milk in layers stirring each new layer vigorously to maintain its lightness. A final layer of whipped cream topped with extra Milo or chocolate sprinkles. This is more of a 'warm' beverage rather than a 'hot' one and is a more popular version of hot Milo for children
· Milo may be used to prepare smoothies with fruits like bananas or added to your pudding recipe.
· The latest variation is Milo ice cream and Milo milk shakes with caramel or chocolate chips as garnishings.

How to store-

Store the Milo in an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dry place.

Health benefits-

· Milo sold in India has been scientifically designed to help meet the requirements of essential nutrients in children, such as iron and vitamins that aid iron absorption
· Milo is supposedly high in energy, because the drink has 1,760 kJ in every 100 g of the drink
· Milo is a beneficial supplement for children to aid not only their growth, but also enhanced attention and concentration
· It is good source of energy and helps to stave off hunger at any time of the day.
· The Milo website states that the drink "is high in calcium, iron and the vitamins B1.

Glycemic index

It is also supposed to have a low Glycemic Index (GI), that is, "33 made with whole milk, 36 made with reduced fat milk". This allows the energy in Milo to be released slowly

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