Sunday, October 23, 2011


I'm not much of a drink person. I'm more of an eat person. So spoonfuls of Nestle's Everyday Milk Powder, cod liver oil, Wood's Peppermint Cough Syrup and Milo from the tin/bottle were weird combinations of snacks for my mid-afternoon-after-school indulgences before I resumed frolicking aka wrestling aka as punching matches with my brother or careering down the tarred, bumpy and sandy road on our nailed together four wheeled sled/plank. Those were the muted turquoise, mint and tangerine vintage-coloured years of my childhood.

I want it back. NOW.

Back to the future........comes Milo Dinosaur. I first heard of this concoction when N the man returned home from Singapore and gushed about it several years ago. I gave a glazed smile and the Milo dinosaur slipped into a small fissure of my brain. Then yesterday H and I found ourselves wandering into a food court like lost and aimless souls. I sashayed over to the drinks counter and my eyes fell upon the printed out price of a Milo Dinosaur at RM 5/. I almost shook with laughter and swore I'll make a Milo dinosaur when I got home. 

However my vintage mind had no clear idea where to begin so I googled a forum by teenage kids discussing their favourite Milo Dinosaurs and incredible Milo concoctions. They were so cyuute that I spent a good hour reading and giggling like a teenage schoolgirl over the threads of their conversation.

It turned out that a Milo dinosaur is a no-brainer and in my experiment I decided against using any hot water at all. I was right. The Milo dinosaur was lumpy, cold, thick, chocolatey and yummy. I also gave it a twist by adding 1/2 a teaspoon of instant coffee. Oh MY...

However, the sizes of what I made were more like baby Milo dinosaurs.....someone said.

More about Milo here.

Recipe ~ 

No exact measure what you like....its the how that makes it what it is ~

A standard mug or a small mason jar was what I used
2 T Milo powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp instant coffee
2 T (about) of very cold fresh milk
more very cold fresh milk
Crushed ice
More Milo powder

Mix ingredients 2 to 5 in the mug with a spoon until it looks muddy and the Milo granules somewhat dissolved. Add more cold milk 2/3 way up and stir. Top with crushed ice. Then top with lots of Milo powder until it looks like an anthill. Serve cold and immediately. Drink/eat with a  spoon.


Janine said...

OMG you just showcased my utmost favorite drink in the world, together with my favorite biscuits to dunk them in!!!! I love milo dinosaurs!!! <3 gonna go make me some now hehe

Angie's Recipes said...

It must have been a century since I last had Milo ;-))
Beautiful clicks, Zurin.

WendyinKK said...

Cough syrup?
That's a really special snack.

At first glance, I tot these were like Serradura :)

Linda said...

I have never heard of these before but they sure do look wonderful!
Gorgeous pics Zurin!

Anonymous said...

These are always my go to supper! Amazingly addictive!

pam said...

Oh these look fantastic!

PickYin said...

I add peanut butter to mine and blend it with some dark chocolate. Bastardized I know, but there no one way of making our favorite drinks as long as it rocks out boat yes? Dig this.

Anonymous said...

Aunty Zurin,

Milo dinosaur is a has been. In Singapore the rage now is Milo Godzillah. With whipped cream and longan or lychee toppings..

Milo dinosaur, as with its name implies, dah ketinggalan zaman.. hehe

Through My Kitchen Window said...

Ah the good old milo. I used to consume it by the tablespoons literally off the spoon. I haven't touched it since I was a teen, I think. My goodness Zurin - what a trek down memory lane. Thanks for the reminder. BTW - your concoction sounds so satisfying.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for introducing me to Milo! I love it & this tasty dessert looks so appetizing Yum! :)

Nisha said...

Eh, why is it called a dinosaur?!
Btw thanks for sharing ... I'm a milo girl, love it, it's like coffee in the morning for me!
~ Nisha
[Recent follower] :)


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