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Milo Drinks: Dinosaur, Godzilla and NesLo

I wonder what your favorite drink was when you were growing up...
 

As for me and my brother, it's Milo. I'm pretty sure that you have heard of this drink. But  if you haven't, let me introduce you to it. :)
Milo is a chocolate and malt powder mix produced by Nestle and sold in a green tin designed with various sports activities. It makes a good energy drink when combined with hot or cold water and/or milk. According to Wikipedia, Milo was originally developed by Thomas Mayne in Sydney, Australia in 1934, and its name was derived from the famous Greek athlete Milo of Croton who has a legendary strength. Milo is said to contain 1,760 kJ (421 calories) in every 100 g of the powder, mostly from carbohydrates which can be used for energy by the body. That is the basis of Milo being marketed as an energy drink. The high calorie content means Milo can be useful for preventing weight loss.

I remember that when we were kids, my brother loved mixing it with Nescafe instant coffee. That drink was popularly called NesLo (Nescafe + Milo) during those days. As for me, I just loved it with milk and some sugar. I used to dissolve it in warm milk, add some ice and top it with some more Milo. It has been almost four years since the last time I had that refreshing drink.

Last week when we were having lunch with our friends at a Malaysian resto, we found "Milo Dinosaur" in the menu. We got curious, so we tried it. I was kinda surprised to find out that it's just a cup of Milo with an extra spoonful of undissolved Milo added to it. I really didn't know that the way I used to enjoy Milo when I was little is what's popularly known as Milo Dinosaur! That day, I also learned that there's another version of it called Milo Godzilla which is a bigger serving of Milo Dinosaur topped with ice cream and/or whipped cream. 

My daughters loved the Milo Dinosaur. They first had Milo when we went back to the Philippines in 2008. They've been drinking it here for a few months after we got back and I can't remember why we stopped buying it. I guess they got contented with Swiss Miss and Nesquik. But after trying  the Milo Dinosaur last week, they were reminded of how good Milo is and they insisted that we drop by the nearby Asian store to check if is available there. Luckily it was, so we bought one tin of it. Clarise and Cherlin have been drinking Milo everyday since then. Oh actually, it's not just them...Ryan and I too...so it was all gone in less than 5 days. Last weekend, we bought some more. 

Interested to know how we enjoy our Milo??? Let me show you...
The girls like Milo either hot or cold. Every morning, they will drink it hot and for their afternoon snack, they prefer it cold either as Dinosaur or Godzilla. For me and Ryan, we've been enjoying it with Nescafe coffee during the past week.

Thought of sharing with y'all how I make Milo Dinosaur, Godzilla and Neslo. These are truly refreshing drinks that you might enjoy...

~Milo Dinosaur~
Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 3 Tbsp Milo plus 2 Tbsp for topping
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup cold milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • ½ Tbsp dark chocolate chips or chunks

Procedure:
1. Pre-chill a mug or glass for about 15 minutes. 
2. Dissolve 3 Tbsp Milo and sugar in hot water.
3. Transfer to pre-chilled mug or glass. Add cold milk and crushed ice. Mix well. 
4. Top with 2 Tbsp Milo and chocolates. Serve.

~Milo Godzilla~
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 4 Tbsp Milo plus 2 Tbsp for topping 
  • 2½ Tbsp sugar
  • ¾ cup cold milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 10 pcs. marshmallows 
  • 1 scoop ice cream or whipped cream 


Procedure:
1. Pre-chill a mug or glass for about 15 minutes. 
2. Dissolve 4 Tbsp Milo and sugar in hot water.

3. Transfer to pre-chilled mug or glass. Add cold milk and crushed ice. Mix well. 
4. Top with 2 Tbsp Milo, whipped cream /ice cream and marshmallows. Serve.

~NesLo~
Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 3 Tbsp Milo 
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 (.07oz.) packet Nescafe Gourmet Instant Coffee
  • ½ cup cold soy milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Procedure:
1. Pre-chill a mug or glass for about 15 minutes. 
2. Dissolve Milo, sugar and coffee in hot water.
3. Transfer to pre-chilled mug or glass. Add soy milk and crushed ice.
4. Mix well and serve.

19 comments :

  1. My favorite drinks growing up was chocolate and grape. Thanks for sharing all these great recipes.

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    1. Grape juice was expensive in the Philippines back then. We very seldom get the chance to drink it. Orange is the only fruit juice I remember drinking often when I was young.

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  2. We had this growing up and we're still having it! :D
    I can tell you it's super popular here ... every Malaysian household will have at least a tin or pack. We tried to give the other chocolate drinks a chance but always gravitate back to Milo. Great ideas, Tina ... I have seen the dinosaur served here too! And my on-the-run breakfast would be the coffee and milo mix ... to wake me up at the same time!

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  3. Ha ! Milo hands down ! hahaha Your own concoctions looks delicious and refreshing ! Wish I could grab a glass or two right now hahaha

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  4. This is a family favorite. Awesome ways to prepare Milo. Thanks for sharing, surely the whole gang will definitely love this =)

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  5. Oh,,,yes it's bring my childhood memories too and I like either way hot or cold,i think i will make "Neslo" soon,I love the way you call it Neslo :)
    Ridwan

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  6. Milo was the must for us when growing up esp for breakfast. I remember pouring some condensed milk inside milo, stir and freezing to be eaten as ice-cream. Now its more of when I fall sick, the tonic drink it has become.

    Love that transformation you did with milo and that flowing cream and mash mellows. Simple perfect for our Asian burning and hot sun.

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  7. This brings back memories of my childhood! I remember making a pitcher of milo and pouring it into little individual plastic wrappers to make iced candy during the summer. It was actually a pet peeve of mine to dissolve milo in cold water, because try as I might, the granules just wouldn't mix. Common sense should've told me that hot/tepid water was needed but, oh well. :D

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  8. yummy drinks.....perfectly 4 kids..

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  9. Oh WOW! I have never heard of MILO before but i am thinking I would LOVE it! What a great way to use it

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  10. I have not heard of Milo either...but I'm sure I could create a few fans using any of your yummy recipes :)

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  11. Used to drink it when I was a kid. You have created a pretty drink with coffee and marshmallow.

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  12. These sure sound fun! I have never tried Milo myself but looking at the yummy drinks you have created with Milo I guess I need to give a try for my daughter. I am sure she is gonna love it.

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  13. I had a lot of milo as a kid. your post brought back a lot of memories. :)

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  14. I love milo! I used to mix the milo powder with powdered milk and eat it straight :) I never knew it went by so many different names - can't wait to try the milo godzilla

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  15. This is my comfort drink! Grow up having it every morning!

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