Where To Buy Malted Milk Powder

You can easily find malted milk powder online or in grocery stores, typically in the drink mix or baking aisle. Below are a few online options and more details about where different grocers house it.

Best Malted Milk Powders

NESTLE CARNATION MALTED MILK POWDER

This is the most popular brand that sells malted milk powder. The ingredients are pretty simple but this formula does have soy lecithin in it.

HOOSIER HILL FARM OLD-FASHIONED MALTED MILK POWDER

Another good option with simple ingredients. This formula does not contain any soy.

HORLICKS INSTANT MALTED LIGHT DRINK

This malted milk mixture has more ingredients than Nestle Carnation or Hoosier Hill Farm, but is still free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, and preservatives.

If you’re looking for a sweetened malted milk powder, you may be interested in:

OVALTINE

NESTLE CARNATION MALTED MILK POWDER (CHOCOLATE FLAVOR)

HORLICKS INSTANT MALTED DRINK (ORIGINAL)

Where To Find Malted Milk Powder In The Grocery Store 

You can typically find malted milk powder in a grocery store in the:

  • Baking section – it may be in the same section as canned evaporated milk or condensed milk.
  • Juice and drink section – a grocery store may place malted milk powder next to products such as Nestle’s Quick
  • Tea and coffee section – it may be grouped with teas and coffees since it’s often used to make a hot drink

Can You Make Malted Milk Powder?

If you can’t find malted milk powder in the grocery store, you can make it. However, it requires you to be able to find malt powder, or make your own malt powder. 

To make malted milk powder you can simply combine 3 tablespoons of malt powder with 1 cup of powdered milk. 

If you can’t find malt powder and want to try making your own, here’s a simple guide to follow.

You may also be interested in malted milk powder substitutions found here.

Malted Milk Powder Vs. Malt Powder

Be aware that malted milk powder and malt powder are different products. As the names imply, one has powdered milk in it while the other doesn’t. 

When it comes to malt powder, you’ll find diastatic and non-diastatic. Diastatic malt powder contains active enzymes that break starches into sugars for yeast to feed on. Using diastatic malt powder in breads will help them rise and give them a crunchier crust. 

If you’re looking for diastatic malt powder to be used when baking bread, you’ll likely find it in the baking aisle. Diastatic malt powder is also used in beer and some liquor making, so if your grocery store happens to carry beer-making kits in the liquor aisle, you may find it there. However diastatic malt powder it is more of a specialty product and you may need to go to a specialty grocery store for baking beer or liquor making, or even a Whole Foods.

Non-diastatic malt powder is what’s found in malted milk powders. It does not have active enzymes and is more so used to add flavor and color to baking, desserts and beverages.