If we had to agree on one common drink that unites us Malaysians, it will probably Milo. Sweet and chocolaty, a cold cup of this malt drink is the perfect thirst-quencher for a hot day. When it comes to the question of where or who serves the best Milo, that is when opinions would divide. Some people would say that the Milo served in hawker centres are the best, while others would argue that the drink served by the Milo trucks are the best. Either way, all would probably agree that the superior form of Milo is Milo Dinosaur.
Also known as Milo Tabur or Milo-Godzilla to some, this drink is characterised by the generous amount of undissolved Milo powder set atop the usual Milo beverage. If you have a can of Milo powder at home, you probably have been tempted to take a spoonful of Milo and eat it on its own. With the Milo Dinosaur, however, you get the best of both worlds as on top of your favourite chocolate malt beverage, you will even get to indulge in your guilty pleasure—eating Milo powder.
Origin of Milo Dinosaur
Although having originated from Malaysian Indian food stalls, Milo Dinosaur has become a prominent drink not only in Malaysia but also in Singapore. In Singapore, this drink seems to have a significant cultural impact too, as this beverage was included in the Singaporean version of Taboo. Besides that, it even inspired the creation of a cupcake called “Godzilla-Milo” in Singapore-based pastry stores. That just goes to show how the love of Singaporeans for Milo Dinosaur is unparalleled to those of Malaysians.
Now that we have gone through the basics of Milo Dinosaur, I bet that you are craving for some right now. So without further ado, let’s get cooking!
Milo Dinosaur Recipe
Making Milo Dinosaur is as simple as it gets. If you know how to make a good cup of Milo, you pretty much got about 80 per cent of Milo Dinosaur down. Before you begin, make sure that your supply of Milo powder isn’t running out, and you’re good to start!
2 teaspoon of condensed milk (sweetened)
3 tablespoon of Milo powder
Additional Milo powder (adjust according to your preference)
- In a glass, start by mixing Milo powder and condensed milk with hot water. Make sure that the hot water only fills up half the glass and stir well. Then, add in the ice cubes until the glass is full.
- Finally, add on Milo powder on top of it with a spoon (we recommend putting about 2 heaped tablespoons of Milo powder, but you can adjust it accordingly). With that, your Milo Dinosaur is complete!
Ways to Enjoy Milo Dinosaur
You can enjoy Milo Dinosaur on its own, or make it an accompaniment to your meal. On the other hand, if you’re feeling a little fancy, you could always elevate your drink with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top.
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