By Flavor & The Menu
January 8, 2023
For that “added something,” malted milk powder should be in the menu-development toolbox. And not just for sweets—a butternut squash risotto will get a boost from malted milk powder as it accentuates the earthiness of the squash.
PAM SMITH, RDN, Culinary Nutritionist and Founder, Shaping America’s Plate
Malt is like the MSG of the pastry world—it makes nearly everything taste better. Malted milk powder can be that “secret ingredient” that adds savory sweetness. Tap its flavor potential for use in savory preps like creamy mushroom soups, coconut-based soups and legume-based curries. Malted milk powder also comes with the benefit of nostalgia for most Boomers and plenty of Gen Xers.
ROBERT DANHI, Chef/Founder, Chef Danhi & Co.
Milk powder sales were up 375 percent in recent years as it’s easy to store with an expiration date far longer than regular milk. Malted milk powder is an even healthier alternative with its numerous vitamins, minerals and beneficial compounds that have been shown to boost energy levels and promote circulation. Foodservice operators not only have an opportunity to focus on the great flavor of malted milk powder, but also the health benefits. Start by elevating your baked goods and desserts like a malted milk biscuit in a traditional strawberry shortcake.
MICHAEL BUONONATO, Senior VP of Creative Food Solutions
From the 2023 Top 10 Trends issue of Flavor & The Menu, for chefs and menu developers. Read full issue online.