By Pam Smith
January 7, 2023
Malted milk powder is a secret ingredient that adds a complex, toasty depth of flavor to a range of food and beverage items.
It lends a distinctive flavor to baked goods, and doubles down flavor in sweets like butterscotch pudding and pie. It serves as a tool to lock in flavor in frozen desserts and transforms even a humble hot chocolate to a more decadent version. Just a touch of malted milk whipped into ricotta changes it into a simple and craveable dessert to top with berries.
It’s not just sweets that benefit—savory items ranging from popcorn to barbecue sauce to a pumpkin polenta will get a flavor boost. When looking for that “added something,” malted milk powder should be in the flavor toolbox for menu development.
From the 2023 Top 10 Trends issue of Flavor & The Menu, for chefs and menu developers. Read full issue online.