The delicious crunchy malt chocolate drink known as Milo is a true blue Australian classic. Hot or cold Nestle Milo hits the spot and is full of vitamins and minerals. The Milo drink in the green tin is at home in every Australian pantry.
Milo powder is a malt chocolate flavoured powder designed to be a “fortified tonic food” full of vitamins and minerals. It was made to help children receive all their nutritional needs.
The milo powder is designed to be mixed with water or milk to drink, but tastes best by far when mixed with a glass of milk. Stirring the milo mixture in and then easting the chunky bits on top.
Milo was first created in Australia by Thomas Mayne in 1934. It is Australia’s most iconic drink and now exported around the world. However only Australian milo has the original flavour.
The following are the ingredients for Milo: Extract of Malt Barley Or Malt Barley and Rice (Total Extract 38%), Milk Solids, Sugar, Cocoa, Choc Malt Blend, Minerals (Calcium, Iron), Maltodextrin (Corn), Vitamins (C, B3, B6, B2, D, B12), Emulsifier ( Soy Lecithin) Contains Gluten, Milk and Soy.
The flavour of Australian made milo hasn’t changed since it was first invented. However milo which is made in other countries has had the flavour adjusted to the local taste.
To make a good milo drink first fill a glass with between two tea spoons to two table spoons. Then add milk and give it a good stir. Now enjoy both drinking and eating the milo off the top.
One proven method is to take the milo out of the tin and place it in a Ziplock bag, the with a meat cleaver or rolling pin beat the milo until it turns into powder again.
As milo powder is full of vitamins and minerals some of the benefits include calcium for strong teeth and bones, iron to carry oxygen to the body's cells and vitamin A for healthy eye sight.
You can buy nestle milo drink online right here at the Australian Food Shop. We sell and deliver Milo to the USA, Canada, and to the rest of the world.
There is a plant based version of milo available which contains no dairy and is suitable for vegans.
Milo is made by evaporating the water from the syrup of malted wheat or barley. When this is done it leaves behind the crunchy powder of milo. The cocoa is added for flavour.
Both Milo and Ovaltine are chocolate malt drinks, and both are full of vitamins and minerals. It is primarily a matter of taste preference. However for the average Aussie Milo tastes better!