Ingredient Resource Center

Instant Nonfat Dry Milk

Instant Nonfat Dry Milk (INDM) is nonfat dry milk, which has been produced in a manner to substantially improve its dispersing and reconstitution characteristics. 

INDM for human consumption complies with all provisions of the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Please note that in the coming months, ADPI members will have the availability to log-in and access all product standards information. In the interim, to obtain the Products Standards Book, or if you have questions, contact Dan Meyer at dmeyer@adpi.org.

INDM shall be reasonably free-flowing and free from lumps, except those that break up readily with very slight pressure. The flavor and odor of the re-liquefied product shall be sweet, pleasing and desirable, but may possess the following flavors to a slight degree: chalky, cooked, feed and flat.

If lactose is used as a processing aid, the amount shall be only that necessary to produce the desired effect – not to exceed 2.0% of the weight of the nonfat dry milk.

INDM is fortified with Vitamins A and D. The vitamins are added to ensure that each quart of the reconstituted product contains 2000 I.U. of Vitamin A and 400 I.U. of Vitamin D, when prepared according to label directions.

While most INDM is used for beverage purposes, INDM which has not been fortified with vitamins may be procured for use as an ingredient in other food products.

Applications include ready to mix products, beverages, breads, soups, salad dressings, entrees, desserts, diet drinks (special dietary beverages), infant formulas and cosmetics.

Keep in a cool, dry place. Unopened packages of INDM can be kept for 6 months-1 year without refrigeration. Some flavor change may occur if storage and shipping temperatures reach 90°F or above for long periods of time. Refrigerate after mixing with water. The same care should be given to reconstituted dry milk as is given to other fluid milk products.

Usually packaged for retain sales in multi-quart bulk packages or individual pre-measured envelopes. Also packaged in multiwall kraft bags and bulk containers.