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Let’s face it. We live in a world where it’s possible for grown adults to order dried camel milk online. What the hell do you do with it? Is it worth the price?

Untested claims of camel milk

Okay, so first of all, there seems to be this organopath trend that says something about the protein composition of Camel milk is supposed to be good for people with attention-deficit disorders. But I think that mostly has to do with the fact that taking a powder of something and mixing it into a glass is the kind of repetitive task that someone with an attention deficit condition appreciates to help break up the day. 

I really wanted to try it because I was just curious and there was a ten-pack sample and I was trying to meet a minimum for next-day delivery

So, I got these ten packets of dried camel milk. You’re supposed to mix the contents of each packet with a cup of water. 

When you drink it straight it’s got something of a melon taste to it. It’s not bad, just different. Worth the cost? Who knows? I wouldn’t want to put it on cereal. I’d rather use almond or oat milk than camel milk on cereal. I’m pretty particular about my dried cereal though. Your mileage may vary.

However, now I found myself with leftover packets from this experiment. I also found myself wanting some vanilla pudding and additionally out of regular milk. So I tried making pudding with the dehydrated camel milk. Three packets for three cups of water and one package of instant vanilla pudding that’s supposed to be mixed with three cups of milk. 

Vanilla camel milk pudding results

First of all, and this is odd, it seemed to set much much faster than when you use regular milk. I like to do instant pudding in a blender bottle, because that way you can just shake the hell out of it and pour it into individual servings before it gets too gloopy. 

The powdered camel milk got gloopy considerably quicker which made distribution a little more difficult. 

The taste, texture, time

It didn’t firm up quite as much as pudding normally does. So it had more of a custardy consistency. I wouldn’t use this method to make a pudding pie. The taste is noticeably different in that it tastes less creamy, the camel milk is a subtler flavor than normal milk so the pudding itself comes through. The overall effect is sweeter because there aren’t more flavors competing and the sugar stands out a lot more. 

Bananas wouldn’t hurt. 

FOR INFERNAL USE ONLY Jack Matirko was raised in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, but it didn't take. His projects include The Left Hemispheres Podcast, The Naked Diner Podcast, and An Ongoing and...

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