Powdered Whole Milk

Nestle Nido Powdered Whole Milk
Powdered milk is a great thing to have along when backpacking. It's a lightweight source of protein and flavor. Unfortunately, all of the backpacking-oriented stores seem obsessed with fat-free products. This yields tasteless, low-calorie breakfasts which don't seem to keep one sustained through the morning hike.

Luckily, NESTLÉ make Nido, which is powdered whole milk. While it's been popular for years throughout Europe and Africa, it's only recently been imported into the USA, and even then it's squirreled away in the Latino cooking section.

It's available at Amazon, two 12.6oz cans for $10.99, or from Wal-Mart, for around $3.50 per 12.6oz can.


There are three types of Nido marketed in the US:

  • NIDO Clasica
  • NIDO Kinder 1+: intended for children, and as such, contains additional vitamins and sugar.
  • NIDO Heritage: intended, presumably, for the elderly.


It appears that some cans of Nido may lack English instructions. The recommended combination is 1/3 cup of Nido to 8 oz water, yielding a single serving.

Nutritional Information

Full nutritional information is available full details here. Basic information:

Calories 150
Calories from Fat 81
Total Fat 9g
Saturated fat 5g
Total Carbohydrates 12g

About Jeff Fitzsimons

Jeff Fitzsimons is a software engineer in the California Bay Area. Technical specialties include C++, Win32, and multithreading. Personal interests include rock climbing, cycling, motorcycles, and photography.
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