Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Whole Milk Powder (Dry Whole Milk)

Whole Milk Powder is white to light cream in color with a clean, pleasing taste. Typically, dry whole milk is obtained by removing water from pasteurized, homogenized or non-homogenized milk. It may alternatively be manufactured by blending fluid, condensed or nonfat dry milk with liquid or dry cream or with fluid, condensed or dry milk, provided the composition of the whole milk powder conforms to the standard of identity, which says it must contain between 26% and 40% milk fat (by weight) on an “as is” basis and not more than 5% moisture (by weight) on a milk solids-not-fat basis. By removing moisture to the greatest extent possible, microbial growth is prevented. Vitamin A and/or D fortification of whole milk powder is an acceptable option.

Grade "A" dry milk product must be produced with Grade "A" milk in a Grade "A" plant. All other parameters for Grade "A" products are the same as "Extra Grade."

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View ADPI Whole Milk Powder Standards Sheet


Reconstitution Facts:  Whole Milk Powder (WMP)

Step 1. Add 18 ounces (510.28g) (4 1/2 cups) of WMP to 1.75 quarts (1.66L) of water which isn't too cold or too hot (around 70°F (21°C)). Stir the milk with a wire whip until all the WMP is dissolved.

Step 2. Add an additional 2.00 quarts (1.89L) of water (as mentioned above) and stir. Refrigerate before serving as a beverage. (If appropriate)

Yield: Approximately 1 gallon (3.79L) reconstituted fluid whole milk.

Note: Prepared whole milk should be handled in the same manner as fresh whole milk.




Note to ADPI Members: Product Standard Sheets and Material Safety Data Sheets for this product are available online in the "Regulatory" section of the Member's Only section of the ADPI website. 

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