What is it about the mention of goat’s milk that makes people turn up their noses in disgust?
I think we’ve all done it at one point or another, unless we grew up with the stuff. One time, at the farmer’s market, a nice lady selling some delicious looking blueberry pastries handed me a sample. I was all ready to take a bite until she added, “It’s made from goat’s milk.”
Immediately, the smell of a barn flooded my mouth, and I just couldn’t handle the thought. Not wanting to be rude, I handed it to my little girl instead, “Here baby, you try it! It’s good!” Truly, I just wanted her honest reaction… and you know, she loved that goat’s milk pastry!
I still kept that stereotype in my mind for the longest time though. You know, that goat’s milk tastes horrible… like the smell of a goat. It wasn’t until I was at a friend’s house who has goats when I gathered my courage and asked to sample some of her fresh milk.
And what do you know! It was good!!
So. We got some milk goats.
We’re loving all of this fresh milk, and we’ve surprised a few of our family members with how good goat’s milk actually is! We’re breaking the stereotype, one sip at a time.
And something else I’ve been pleased to find out- goat’s milk can be used in any recipe that calls for cow’s milk.
At first I was looking up recipes which specifically call for goat’s milk. But after some experimenting I’ve found that I can use it in anything! Baking, pouring in our cereal, ice cream, yogurt (okay, that one was a flop, but it’s doable!), oatmeal… whatever! There is no difference whatsoever in taste.
Isn’t that great to know?!
So, the next time somebody offers you something made from fresh goat’s milk, give it a try before turning up your nose. I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised, too!