Have you ever met a Malaysian that doesn’t enjoy Milo?
Didn’t think so.
There’s something about Milo that gives us a sense of nostalgia. It takes us back to the days where we would get excited about Milo trucks outside school and wanting to drink it for breakfast, lunch and dinner because it was so so good.
Nowadays, people are getting more and more creative with how they consume Milo and here are some of our favourites.
1. Milo Cake
There are a few variations to making Milo cake. Some recipes are more complex than others but we are all about simplicity.
We found a two ingredient recipe that not only tastes good but is super easy to make. The two ingredients? Milo and an egg!
Mix 6 spoons of Milo and an egg together in a bowl, pour it in a baking pan and bake for 15 minutes. That’s it! Once it’s out of the oven, it’s ready to be eaten.
You can even turn it into a mug cake, just mix everything in a mug and add a bit of fresh milk. Microwave it and it’s done.
2. Milo Shaved Ice
Living in Malaysia, we’re always in search of anything that can cool us down. Ais Kepal on a hot sunny day? Yes please!
This Ais Kepal Milo Pekat Leleh not only helps with combating the heat but it also satisfies our sweet tooths.
It’s no surprise that the Ais Kepal Milo Pekat Leleh went viral a few weeks ago because… well … just look at it! The ice to milo ratio is amazing.
3. Milo Dinosaur
A classic, cult favourite. A cup of iced Milo would probably kick your sugar levels up a notch but it’s not as satisfying as ordering a Milo dinosaur.
The thick consistency of the drink combined with the milo powder is a killer combination. It’ll probably keep your cravings satisfied for days!
4. Kek Batik Milo
A more traditional version of a Milo cake. Kek batik Milo substitutes the chocolate base with Milo and tastes oh so good.
To make this layered cake, you’ll need to mix the butter and condensed milk in a pan. Then add the Milo and mix until it becomes a smooth mixture. Add the vanilla essence.
Once everything is mixed well, start layering the cake; alternating between the marie biscuits and the Milo mixture. Keep it in the refrigerator for 4 hours or until it hardens.
Then you can eat as much as you want to!
5. Agar Agar Milo
Another satisfying treat on a hot day.
Agar-agar Milo is also simple to make. You’ll need a packet of colourless agar-agar and milo. Follow the instructions (and other ingredients needed) on the packet, add the Milo in and stir until it has no random chunks.
Put it on medium heat until it boils. Once it does, pour it in the pan, and cool it in the refrigerator.
You can even get white agar agar and swirl in the Milo mixture to make it look a bit more fancy.
6. Milo On Toast
It’s just toast with milo on top. Super simple but it hits the spot!
You can either mix the milo with condensed milk and spread it on top or just sprinkle milo on the bread. Either way it’s still delicious.
7. Straight from the packet
Don’t say you’ve never done it, admit it, we all have.
Whether you’re scooping it out of a tin or straight into your mouth from the packet, eating milo this way is so satisfying.
Sure it can make you feel guilty but we’ve got to indulge once in awhile.
Watch this video below to see some simple yet delicious and unique ways Milo can be used.
Recently, there were saying about how Milo isn’t a good choice of drink and the Maltodextrin found in the drink is harmful. However, Nestle has debunked the issue saying that they keep the amount of sugar to a minimum and enough to retain the taste that all Malaysians love.
So it doesn’t matter if you like to drink Milo the good ol’ way or go crazy with it. It tastes all the same, and most importantly makes us think of good childhood memories.