Since Milo’s introduction, it became a well-loved drink for people of all ages, and a staple drink at any Kopitiam. The tonic food drink claims to pack the natural benefits of malt, skimmed milk, and cocoa. This makes it a healthier option for chocolate lovers. Since then, Milo is well incorporated into different recipes, from eccentric and questionable, to well-received new favourites.
ShopBack puts together our list of favourite – and easy – Milo recipes for your reference. Not only do they look good on your Instagram, they are certainly drool-worthy. If you have run out of ideas or have a whole tub of Milo powder to power through, consider some of the following creative recipes.
Have you ever seen Milo bagels? Popular culinary Youtuber Ochikeron shared a fun recipe with Milo bagels several years back, and the recipe still looked great as ever. Soft, chewy with a hint of chocolate scent, these bagels pair well with Azuki beans or the classic ham and cheese. Find her recipe on her YouTube channel, as she teaches a step by step recipe on crafting these bagels.
Recipe by Ochikeron
- In a large bowl, add warm water to bread flour, Milo powder and dry yeast and mix them roughly.
- Add salt and knead the mixture for about 5 minutes, till the dough is smooth and uniform.
- Divide the dough into 2 portions and shape them into balls, before wrapping each up in plastic wrap.
- Let rest for 5 minutes.
- Roll out each piece into a rectangular shape, folding bottom up twice. Remember to leave one side open so that you can form a doughnut shape securely.
- Wrap in plastic wrap once again and let rest for 10 minutes this time.
- At the same time, preheat your oven to 220 degree celsius.
- Boil a large pot of water and add 1 tablespoon of honey and cook the bagels in them for 1 minute on each side to give them a nice shine.
- Upon removal, place on the baking sheet lined with aluminium foil or parchment paper and bake at 220C for 15 minutes.
- The completed bagels can be wrapped in aluminium foil to keep them soft and chewy for a day.
The drink staple of every Malaysian’s childhood, the cool Milo Dinosaur had to make it on the list. The cold beverage is served with a generous scoop of milo powder on top. The undissolved powder slips with the liquid, turning into chewy chocolatey bites. For an extra layer of sinfulness, add a scoop of ice-cream to turn your Milo Dinosaur into Milo Godzilla. The Peach Kitchen has a quick guide to fixing yourself this classic beverage.
Recipe by The Peach Kitchen
- Prepare the ice Milo drink the way you like it, with condensed milk or sugar.
- Add ice if the drink is not cold enough.
- Top it off with a spoonful of Milo powder on top.
Milo French Toast
Whether you’re into savoury french toast or a dessert french toast, this could be easily customized to your taste buds. For the sweet tooth, nothing says better than an additional dish of milo sprinkling on the top, topped with condensed milk and strawberries. For a savoury twist, we recommend adding a slice of cheese and match it with some salad greens, sautéed mushrooms and bacon would be great too. Guilty pleasure, but worth it!
Milo French Toast is a popular recipe covered by the likes of Buzzfeed Australia, and Amcarmen’s Kitchen has a re-rendition on their website as well.
Recipe by Amcarmen’s Kitchen
- Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla extract and milo powder in a bowl till they are all combined.
- Dip the bread slices into the wet mixture to soak both sides.
- Cook both sides of the bread on low heat in a well-oiled frying pan, about 3 minutes on each side.
- Serve with sugar icing, whip cream, fresh fruits and maple syrup for an indulgent dessert; otherwise, top it with baked beans, sauteed mushrooms and bacon for a savoury dish.
Milo Milli-Crepe Cake
The dessert fantasy of all Milo lovers, the Milo Crepe Cake from Petite Audrey in Bangkok remained highly raved till this date. Fret no more as you can now make your own Milo crepe cakes. While it takes a bit of patience to get the layers ready, the time taken is totally worth your weekend afternoons. Delishar dishes out the ingredients and recipe in a step-by-step tutorial.
They also have more to share on the Milo sauce and Milo crumbs so it looks just like Petite Audrey’s version. Check it out on her site!
Recipe by Delishar
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- Beat and combine all the eggs in a large bowl.
- Add melted butter, liquid Milo and vanilla extract, whisking it all in.
- To the mix, add in the flour (with a pinch of salt) and whisk again until all is combined into a smooth batter.
- Prepare a non-stick pan, and brush butter before adding a scoop of batter – give it a good swirl to form an even, thin layer and cook on medium heat on both sides. These will form the layers. Brush on butter or oil in between each piece if necessary.
- Set the ready crepes to the side and let it cool as you work through the batter.
- For the whip cream, whip heavy cream till it doubles in volume, and still in liquid form.
- Add Milo powder a teaspoon at a time as you continue whisking, and stop when the cream formed stiff peaks.
- Time to assemble! Put a piece of crepe at the bottom and smooth out a thin layer of cream on top of it. Layer another crepe and continue till all ingredients are used up.
- Optional: dust Milo powder in between each layers if you so desire.
- Chill the cake for at least an hour to firm up so that it is easy to slice through.
One of the easiest to make on the list, Milo Balls are no-bake recipes that make for a quick treat for kids and adults alike. Pre-make these treats and freeze them or place into an air-tight container for future uses. These could be left in the fridge for up to five days. Bake Play Smile have a video tutorial for those who need a quick visual guide.
Recipe by Bake Play Smile
- Crush plain biscuits until they’re fine. Using a food processor would speed up the process.
- Mix in condensed milk and milo powder with the crushed biscuits until they’re all combine. The final result should be a sticky consistency that could be formed into balls.
- Wet your hands and scoop out each ball with a teaspoon, and roll them till they are smooth balls within your palms.
- Optional: coat each ball in extra coconut, milo powder or rainbow sprinkles as desired.
- Transfer onto a platter and put it in the fridge for an hour to firm up.
Milo and Banana Smoothie
That’s right – upgrade your usual cup of Milo Ais into a Smoothie. The regular smoothie formula of milk, Milo powder, and frozen fruits will work. If you’d like a creamier taste, try adding yogurt instead, as this recipe by Checkers suggests!
Recipe by Checkers
- Blend plain yogurt, Milo drink and bananas together till the mixture is smooth. Serve with a few slices of banana and a sprinkle of Milo Powder.
- Tip: freezing the fruits overnight can replace the cup of crushed ice, giving chilling the smoothie and making it less diluted.
Want a healthier Milo recipe? We hear you. The Milo Oatmeal, just like the usual chocolate oatmeal, makes a fulfilling breakfast and snack. Prepare the oatmeal as you usually would, slipping in a tablespoon (or more) of Milo powder and voila! Decorate with fresh fruits like banana, strawberries and blueberries, and an assortment of nuts of your choice.
Recipe by Nestle Official
- Prepare the oatmeal as you usually would, mixing the oats and milk into a pan as well as a packet of Milo. Add as much or little Milo to your tastes.
- Bring the contents to a boil, and then simmer it for 1 minute.
- Serve with a dish of honey, fruits or yogurt as desired.
Milo Mocha Popsicles
Milo popsicles! Simple-to-make recipe with a popsicle mold, these are great treats for any parties. Table Manners Aside made a version featuring Greek yogurt mixed with Milo for your reference. Go wild with your preferred flavors and you just might be surprised by the end result. Find the full list of ingredients on Table Manners Aside.
Recipe by Table Manners Aside
- Pour plain greek yogurt into one-third of the mould and leave it to freeze.
- Pour mocha greek yogurt into another third of the mould and freeze.
- Mix Milo powder with heavy cream, and pour the combined mixture to the remaining third of the mould.
- Let the mould freeze overnight.
- Tip: Dips the mould into warm water for easy removal when serving.
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Milo Curry Maggi
That’s right! If you’re new to the Milo Curry Maggie trend (where have you been?), this sweet and spicy concoction is a highly raved combination back in 2013. While the fad has faded, this made it into our list for it’s bizarre but nonetheless working recipe. Much like adding chocolate to Japanese Curry, Milo (especially the Milo 3 in 1) helps to thicken the broth and add a tinge of sweetness to the spicy soup.
Warning: people have both sworn by the recipe and vowed never again, so try this at your own risk!
- After the water comes to a boil, add the noodles, seasoning as well as a packet of Milo powder. If you are not sure this fits your tastes, try half a packet for starters.
- Take it off the pan once the recommended time of 3-minutes is up!
- Garnish with your favourite toppings like boiled eggs, spring onions or more.
Milo & Oreo Agar Agar
A treat that’s well-loved by children, the Milo and Oreos agar agar is great for an after-meal snack. Peng’s Kitchen’s recipe goes beyond the Milo powder and adds some crunch to the dessert with Oreo, as you can find more from her blog. With cute little molds, design and create different bite-size pieces, perfect when you’re preparing for a kid’s party.
Recipe by Peng’s Kitchen
- Prepare the agar agar mix as per package description, and bring mixture to a boil.
- Add in sugar or condensed milk and cook till all is combined and dissolved.
- Stir in milk and turn off the heat.
- For 2 cups of the mixture, add in Milo powder and whisk to dissolve.
- Pour 1 cup of the Milo mix into a container, and warm the other half over a pot of simmering water in a double-boil format.
- Once the surface sets slightly, pour the plain mixture over and sprinkle Oreo crumbs.
- Let it set again before pouring the remaining Milo mixture.
- Chill the final product in the fridge after it sets completely at room temperature and serve cold.
Imagine this: soft, chewy brownie that fills your senses with the trademark Milo fragrance when you sink your teeth into it. With these five-step Milo brownies from Islandsmile, you can easily make your own batch of brownies anytime you want.
Recipe by Islandsmile
- Preheat oven to 350F/175 C (or 170C).
- Mix sugar and oil in one pan, and beat the eggs in a separate pan.
- Combine flour, baking powder, Milo, cocoa powder and salt.
- Combine and stir the dry ingredients into the wet, making sure that the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Transfer to a baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
- Tip: do a toothpick test to make sure the brownies are completely done.
- Leave to cool then cut to your preferred size.
- Tip: store in the fridge in an air tight container in hot weather to prevent the brownies from melting at the bottom.
Milo Cheesecake (no-bake)
How can we forget the Milo and cake combi? This no-bake Milo Cheesecake from Kidspot is a great recipe for the Milo sweet-tooth out there. Try substituting with crushed Oreo cookies as the base if you do not have rice bubbles. Either way, this is one decadent, malty slice not to be missed!
- Melt chocolate melts in a microwave with a heatproof bowl in 40-second bursts until melted, stirring in between.
- Combine the melted chocolate, coconut and rice bubbles well.
- Grease and line your springform cake tin.
- Press the chocolate rice bubble mixture into the base and flatten it with a spoon.
- Refrigerate for about 30 minutes as you work on the filling.
- With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese till it becomes soft and creamy, then add caster sugar.
- Dissolve the Milo powder with some boiled water as you heat the milk for about two minutes before it boils.
- Whisk and dissolve the Milo mix into the milk, and add your dissolved gelatine in as well.
- Pour the filling over the base and leave to chill in the fridge overnight.
- Serve with Milo powder sprinkled on the top before removing the tin.
The power breakfast perfect for a lazy weekend, Milo pancakes are here. Whether you match these decadent pieces with yogurt and fruits or a side-salad, they are a great item to kick-start your day. Good Thinking Ivy! has a quick recipe that anyone can whip up with ease!
Recipe by Good Thinking Ivy!
- Add Milo powder into the pancake flour and mix well.
- Optional: for additional sweetness, add corn syrup or granulated white sugar.
- Add water or milk and whisk it till the batter is smooth with no visible lumps.
- With a flat pan, oil it up and set your stove on low heat.
- Pour in the batter to form circular shapes and sizes of your preferences.
- Once the batter starts forming bubbles, you can flip and cook on the other side.
- Serve with additional sprinkle of Milo powder, salad or fruits.
Need some caffeine or looking to upgrade your usual Milo drink? Here’s how you can mix both and make your own Milo Mocha – the more price-efficient recipe compared to your daily Starbucks. WikiHow breaks it down into simple steps.
Recipe by Wikihow
- Place your Milo and coffee mix and pour hot water to dissolve the powder.
- Optional: add cream, milk or sugar if desired.
- Top it off with some whip cream and a dash of Milo powder.
Milo Molten Lava Cake
Nothing is more mouthwatering than to see warm chocolate oozing out of a lava cake. Watch as Youtuber Hendra Pribadi demonstrates an easy Milo Molten Lava Cake recipe for your reference. Making a lava cake has never seemed so easy!
Recipe by Hendra Pribadi
- Preheat over at 220C.
- heat and melt dark chocolate and butter in the microwave with 40 seconds bursts till they are all melted and combined.
- Add Milo into the chocolate mixture and combine.
- In another bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together.
- Add flour to combine.
- Add chocolate mixture into the bowl and mix well.
- Prepare the remikins by covering the surface with butter and pour the batter in till it’s almost full.
- Bake in the oven for about 8 minutes.
- Optional: dust Milo powder as garnish and serve with a scoop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
If you liked your tea-time treats with a bit of a crunch, these Milo biscuits will do the trick. With easy-to-find ingredients, find the measurements of each item on Bake Play Smile’s webpage.
Recipe by Bake Play Smile
- Preheat over to 160C and line the baking trays with baking paper to set aside.
- Cream caster sugar and butter until the mixture is pale.
- Whisk in the eggs, and once combined, add Milo and self-raising flour to combine.
- Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place them onto the trays, allowing a gap between each on as they would expand while baking. Make sure to press the balls down slightly.
- Bake the batch for 15 minutes and allow to cool for 10 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack.
- Optional: decorate the cooled cookies with melted chocolate and sprinkles if desired.
More milo pastries are up for the making if that’s up to your taste. Milo muffins from The Worktop makes for a great grab-and-go snack or breakfast. With a mix of cocoa, Milo powder and coffee, expect a rich but not overly sweet muffin.
Recipe by The Worktop
- Preheat the over to 350F/175C.
- Mix the flour, Milo powder, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, coffee and salt in a bowl and set it aside.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk the buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla.
- Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl till everything is combined.
- Add in 3/4 of the chocolate chips and fold into mixture.
- Fill the muffin cups about 3/4 full with the final batter, and distribute the remaining chocolate chips onto it evenly.
- Bake the cups in the over for 15-20 minutes, till everything is done.
Ever had a cup of Milo ice-cream as a kid? Make your own with this recipe from Mama’s Guide Recipes. The creamy, icy treat is a great one for Malaysia’s hot weather. Scoop it on your regular iced-coffee if you’re feeling sinful for the day.
Recipe by Mama’s Guide Recipes
- Using a hand mixer, whip heavy cream for about 3 minutes till it’s creamy and airy
- Add sweetened condensed milk, Milo powder, vanilla extract and a pinch of Salt and fold in the ingredients gently, careful not to mix them
- Pour the mixture into an airtight container and freeze it overnight
Milo Sandwiches are common breakfast item for kids, and for good reason. All you need is some bread, butter, condensed milk and Milo powder. Roti n Rice puts down a quick recipe for this classic taste that will never go wrong. The soft bread mixed with a bit of chewy, crunchy texture from the wet powder that melts into chocolatey goodness.
- Butter up 1 slice of the bread, and spread condensed milk on the other slice.
- On the side with condensed milk, spread a tablespoon of Milo till it is fully covered.
- Optional: cut the crust on all sides with a sharp knife.
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