How To Make The Best Milo Van Milo

The 50-year-long quest to find the best homemade version is over


The highlight of any sports meet in primary or secondary school was the promise of an appearance by the Milo van. Even as we were dripping in sweat and burning under the hot sun, the excitement was always palpable and the queues long whenever the iconic van rolled in school to dispense free ice-cold cups of the sweet, creamy and rich cocoa drink.

So distinctive was the taste of Milo Van Milo (yes, that's a legit term) that no hawker centre or food court drink stall has been able to replicate it since. Nor can we (or anyone, for that matter) find the ultimate recipe for a homemade brew — just check out the forum threads discussing the perfect blend.

Well, rejoice! Milo has heard our pleas. In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, the brand is launching a limited edition Milo Ice Energy from 1 August, which is formulated to taste like it came from the Milo van. All you have to do is mix five teaspoons of the formula with 150ml of iced water to enjoy the rich malty beverage in the comfort of your own home. Cheers to our childhood.

Milo Ice Energy (750g refill pack) is available at all leading supermarkets. Enjoy it at a promotional rate of $7.95 (usual price $8.95) in the month of August.

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