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    Whole Goat's Milk - OH MY GOD!

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    I've been tasked for making ice cream for a potluck on Wednesday. I love ice cream. I will never give it up, and I love making it. Egg yolks, whole milk, heavy cream, vanilla, a small amount of coconut sugar (we're talking 1/4 cup for half a gallon of ice cream) and stevia extract to balance out the sweetness - as far as indulgences go, it's not all that bad. Well, I came up with what I think will be a good flavor: roasted blueberry goat cheese ice cream (more on that later).

    Well, I go to Trader Joe's twice a week. I almost never buy milk, but I always pass by the goat's milk and have always been curious. I really like goat cheese, and it has a very distinct, strong flavor. I always assumed the milk itself would have a bit of that flavor as well, and while I love it in the cheese, having that taste in the milk would make it undesirable to me. And the $9/gallon price tag doesn't help. Well, I went out on a limb and bought half a gallon for $4.49.

    OH MY GOD!!!

    Words cannot describe how much better it is than cow's milk. It tastes crisper, cleaner and more refreshing than cow's milk, but at the same time it's twice as rich as cow's whole milk. It was more like drinking half and half, yet the fat content is the same (there's actually slightly less sugar as well). I drank some side by side with some heavy cream as well, and I'm telling you the goat's milk was more delicious than the heavy cream. Amazing.

    For all those on the shelf about trying goat's milk, do not be afraid! Try it! Not only is it more delicious than cow's milk (it has ZERO off taste, trust me), but it's much easier to digest, it's all non-homogenized (goat's milk is naturally homogenized) and it's much more nutritious.

    Compared to cow's milk, goat's milk contains more calcium, vitamin B6, vitamin A, potassium, niacin, copper and the antioxidant selenium. However, cow's milk contains more folic acid and vitamin B12, which is essential for proper developmental growth.
    Big deal. We're meat eaters, here. We don't have to worry about folic acid and B12. My readings are off the charts.

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    It's great stuff isn't it!? I just found a source for $6/gal. Really can't wait to make some ice cream with it. And yogurt, and cheese, and butter.

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    We get local raw goat milk and my son prefers it to cow milk. The goat farmers sometimes make goat milk ice cream when we have a get together, it's really good.

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    I don't think you can make butter from goat milk because that fat doesn't separate the way it does with cow milk.

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    I'm warming up to cultured goat milk kefir. Ever since going primal, I haven't missed regular milk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    It's great stuff isn't it!? I just found a source for $6/gal. Really can't wait to make some ice cream with it. And yogurt, and cheese, and butter.
    I think they sell raw goat's milk at Reading Terminal in Philadelphia. I may have to go check it out. Honestly, I don't really drink milk and it's probably $12/gallon there, but it may be worth checking it out. It's not really on the menu since I want to cut a little for the summer, haha.
    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Forager View Post
    I don't think you can make butter from goat milk because that fat doesn't separate the way it does with cow milk.
    Goat butter sounds incredible. I have never seen goat's heavy cream before. It has to exist, right? If it does, I'll culture it myself with buttermilk and whip my own. I've done it before, why not?
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    Yes, a quart of goat's milk is my treat sometimes. It's very tasty and rich. I like that it's not homogenized, so you get those little bits of fat with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Forager View Post
    I don't think you can make butter from goat milk because that fat doesn't separate the way it does with cow milk.
    You can, but it's a process.

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    I've made yogurt with goat's milk. It doesn't get firm like cow milk yogurt. It stays fairly runny. But it is very tangy and delicious.
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    When I was a youth I tried that Meyerberg goat milk and it was gross so I assumed all goat milk tasted that way. When my girls were little I was making formula for them and hunted out raw milk sources and they had raw goat milk and gave me a sample. It was divine and the family all loved it.

    I'm having a hard time finding it now because the raw food co-op was shut down and California is happily persecuting all raw dairy providers.

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