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How to Make Whipped Topping with Dry Nonfat Milk Powder

Updated on August 9, 2011
Whipped topping made from nonfat dry milk powder is low in fat and relatively easy to make.
Whipped topping made from nonfat dry milk powder is low in fat and relatively easy to make. | Source

Whipped topping adds sweetness and appeal to many desserts. It's light and fluffy, and can sometimes turn something ordinary into something divine. However, heavy cream adds cholesterol and many commercial whipped toppings are laden with trans fats and preservatives. Whipping cream is also expensive when bought from the carton, or pre-sweetened from an aerosol can.

Try this recipe for making a whipped topping from nonfat dry milk powder. You will have the best of both worlds: having something lowfat that tastes great, while being inexpensive to create.


  • 3/4 c ice water
  • 2/3 c nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/4 c sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla, or other flavoring as desired


  1. Place the mixing bowl and the beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes to thoroughly chill. Chilling the beaters and bowl will help keep the mixture cold while beating and help the mixture to incorporate air.
  2. When you're ready to beat the ingredients, place the ice water and dry milk powder in the chilled bowl and beat until soft peaks form.
  3. Gradually add in the sugar and vanilla and continue whipping until firm peaks form.
  4. Use immediately on desserts, cakes and pies as a topping.


Always use ice cold water for this recipe or it won't successfully whip up. To get ice cold water, place ice cubes and water in a large glass measure, and stir it around until the water is very cold. Then when you're ready to mix, pour off the amount of ice water that is needed.


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