U.S. Dairy Products

Milk Powders

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Whether used to extend local milk supply, provide nutritional benefits, offer convenience, or provide functional or shelf-life benefits, U.S. milk powders have become an integral part of the food industry. Milk powders contribute nutritionally, functionally and economically to a variety of food formulations including bakery, confectionery, dairy, meat, nutritional beverages and main dishes. This section gives an overview of the U.S. milk powder industry, introduces U.S. categories of milk powders, discusses functional and nutritional characteristics, and provides application information.

Why US Milk Powder

Why U.S. Milk Powders

In addition to being the world's largest single-country producer of skim milk powder/nonfat dry milk, the United States is also boosting production capacity for whole milk powder in response to global demand. Read on to discover the widening rage of quality U.S. milk powders.


The United States produces skim (nonfat), whole and buttermilk powders, with varying levels of protein, fat and water.

Using Milk Powders

Learn about key usage ideas for U.S. milk powders in a wide range of foods, beverage and nutritional products.                              

Functional Properties

Discover the functional benefits of U.S. milk powders as food ingredients including flavor enhancement, browning and more.

Health & Nutrition

U.S. milk powders are a source of high-quality protein, with the amino acids readily digestible and bioavailable.

Resources & Insights

A collection of downloadable and printable publications and materials is available to global customers who wish to further their knowledge and understanding of the functional and nutritional benefits of U.S. milk powders and other dairy ingredients. Check out these valuable resources!

Reference manual for U.S. milk powder and microfiltered ingredients

Reference Manual for U.S. Milk Powders and Microfiltered Ingredients

Access this in-depth technical guide on using U.S. milk powders and microfiltered ingredients.

Food assistance programs

U.S. Dairy Ingredients in Food Assistance Programs

Get recipes and information for using U.S. Dairy in food aid applications. 

Nonfat dry milk spec sheet

U.S. Milk Powder Overview

Get this handy reference on the production scale and attributes of U.S. milk powder.

Formulas & Recipes

Visit the Formulation Database to find prototypes that feature milk powder. Hundreds of innovative ideas are at your fingertips.

Vanilla Frosting

Vanilla Frosting

Creamy vanilla frosting with butter and SMP.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies made with delactosed permeate.


Strawberry Sunrise Waffle

Strawberry Sunrise Waffle

A yogurt-infused waffle with a delightful yogurt sauce made with strawberries.


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Common Questions

Have questions about U.S. milk powder? Find answers under our Common Questions page.