Concentrated and Dried Dairy Products

Fluid milk contains approximately 88% water. Concentrated milk products are obtained through partial water removal. Dried dairy products have even greater amounts of water removed to usually less than 4%. The benefits of both these processes include an increased shelf-life, convenience, product flexibility, decreased transportation costs, and storage.

The following products will be discussed here:

Concentrated Dairy Products

  • Evaporated Skim or Whole Milk
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Condensed Buttermilk
  • Condensed Whey

Dried Dairy Products

  • Milk Powder
  • Whey Powder
  • Whey Protein Concentrates

The principles of evaporation and dehydration can be found in the Dairy Processing section.