Which is the best Dairy Whitener?

Dairy whiteners are substitutes for milk and have replaced milk in many households with the changing lifestyle. Consumer VOICE experts compared some popular dairy whiteners on the basis of protein content, moisture, fat, added sugar and other parameters. The testing was conducted at an NABL-accredited laboratory. Consumers can read detailed test report for each parameter and see how each brand has faired and decide for themselves that which is best for their morning cuppa!.

Brand studied: Nestle, Nova, Mother dairy, Gowardhan, Patanjali, Amulya

Dairy Whiteners: Are there lumps in your tea (or throat)?

Dried milk with added sugars is what dairy whitener is all about. It can be readily used for making tea or coffee, with or without additional sugar. Easy, quick and convenient, right? Little wonder, then, that there is an increase in the use of dairy whiteners (also known as sweetened milk powders) in tea and coffee as well as the manufacturing of foods like soups, sauces, puddings and cereal dishes. The attributes of a good dairy whitener can be enumerated easily enough, the whitening ability and emulsion stability being particularly important. This report presents our findings on six brands of dairy whiteners on various quality, safety and acceptability parameters.

Brand studied:

  • Nestle
  • Nova
  • Mother dairy
  • Gowardhan
  • Patanjali
  • Amulya


  • Protein
  • Moisture
  • Acid-insoluble ash
  • Insolubility index
  • Total ash
  • Fat
  • Added sugar
  • Titratable acidity as lactic acid
  • Sensory tests
  • Microbiological safety.

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