4 of the Most Delicious Goat Milk Recipes You’ll Ever Make

Goat milk makes up just 2% of the milk that is commercially available worldwide. However, many people praise goat milk’s health benefits over bovine milk primarily because of their differences in protein, fat, and digestibility. Most noteworthy is the quantities of lactose in goat milk in contrast to cow milk. With these reasons and more, many are now turning to goat milk as a fantastic alternative to cow milk which is most likely why goat milk recipes abound!

You’ll also be interested to here that apart from having a distinct salty yet slightly sweet taste, and being rich in nutrients, goat milk is also incredibly versatile! In fact, if you love goat milk, you can practically use it for any recipe that may call for regular cow’s milk. Here are 4 of our favorite goat milk recipes.


4 Delicious Goat Milk Recipes

Put on your chef’s hat and get that goat milk ready for these yummy goat milk recipes. Also, try not to drink all the goat milk during preparations!

1. Goat Cheese

Of all the food products that use goat milk, cheese may be the most common. In fact, you might not even be aware that the cheese you’re eating is a derivation of goat milk! The most popular goat cheese are Chèvre, Feta, Chevrot, as well as goat milk-based cheddar, gouda, and others! In our recipe, we’ll be making a fresh goat cheese. Hence, make sure your goat cheese is as fresh as possible!

You’ll Need


  • 4 cups goat milk
  • 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Optional: Parcel or parsley, finely chopped


a. Over low to medium heat, gently bring milk to a temperature of about 180 °F. Around this temperature, the milk will have started to foam on its surface. Remove the milk from the heat.

b. Stir the lemon juice into the milk and let it sit. Around 8-10 minute should have started to curdle and thicken. Otherwise, add more lemon juice.

c. Place 2 to 3 layers of cheesecloth in the colander or strainer. Afterward, pour the set milk into the cheesecloth.

d. Let the mixture drain, then tie the ends of the cheesecloth into a bundle and secure with a rubber band

e. Hang the milk bundled in cheesecloth over a pot or deep bowl so it can continue to drain. You can accomplish this by attaching the cheesecloth to the handle of the wooden spoon.

f. Let it drain until the consistency of the milk-lemon mix resembles dry cottage cheese; this will take around 1 to 2 hours.

g. Transfer your cheese to a bowl and fold in your kosher salt and herbs, if using.

h. The fresh cheese will keep for a week in the fridge if you store it in an airtight container.

2. Cajeta

What are Cajetas, you say? You might also know Cajetas as Mexican Caramel! Like goat milk, cajetas are also incredibly versatile and taste very similar to dulce de leche! You can make it into a lollilop, use it as a topping, as a dip, spread, a coffee sweetener and more!

You’ll Need

  • Large heavy-bottomed pot
  • Wooden ladleIngredients
  • 4 cups goat milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in 1 tbsp water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1 whole vanilla bean pod with the seeds scraped out


a. In the large heavy-bottomed pan, stir in all the ingredients except the baking soda. Bring this mixture to a simmer, constantly and vigorously stirring to dissolve the sugar fully and prevent burning.

b. Once the mixture is simmering, quickly remove the pot from the heat then add the baking soda. You’ll immediately see the mixture rise and froth up. Continue stirring.

c. When the mixture stops bubbling, place the pot back on the stove over medium heat and keep stirring every five minutes. Ensure that the milk mixture doesn’t scorch at the bottom and stays at a simmer.

d. After about 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes, the milk mixture will slowly turn a golden brown. Remove the vanilla bean pod and the cinnamon stick. Increase your stirring frequency. Frequent continuous stirring will prevent the mixture from burning

e. Your Cajeta is done when the mixture has turned a rich brown and coats the back of the ladle, a thickness resembling that of honey. Let cool then pour into airtight containers.

f. Like the goat milk cheese, your Cajetas will keep for a week in the fridge.

3. Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie is a creamy and decadent dessert that makes you feel like you’re drinking tasty pie! Although this recipe usually requires for cow milk, you can use goat milk instead! The different milk will add a new and unique dimension to this yummy milkshake.

You’ll Need

  • Small pan
  • Baking sheets
  • Bowl
  • Blender
  • Tall glass or mason jar


  • ¼ cup goat milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ½ cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced then frozen
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Whipped cream, as topping


a. Preheat your oven to 350°F and melt the unsalted butter in a pan over low heat.

b. Once the butter has melted, take off the heat, place in a bowl, then add the graham cracker crumbs

c. Spread the butter and graham cracker mixture onto a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Afterward, set aside and let cool completely.

d. Combine into a blender the ice cream, frozen banana, goat milk, vanilla extract, and ¾ of the graham cracker crumbs. Process until smooth.

e. Depending on your desired smoothie texture, you can add more bananas or ice cream for a thicker milkshake. On the other hand, add more goat milk to thin it out. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.

4. White Pecan Fudge

Whether you’re young or old, fudge candy will always be a much-loved dessert especially for those with a sweet tooth. Again, people commonly make fudge with cow milk. However, you’ll see that goat milk will add an even richer taste to fudge! The recipe below about a pound of candy so make sure you share with a couple of friends!

You’ll Need


a. Butter the sides of the saucepan then add the goat milk, sugar, and salt. Place the pan over medium heat.

b. Stir mixture frequently to allow the sugar to dissolve. Bring to a boil. Ensure that the mix does not boil over

c. Stir once in a while and cook the mixture to a temperature of 238°F using your instant read thermometer. Remove the pan from the heat once it reaches the temperature above.

d. Add the butter to the pan and let stand until it cools to 110°F. Afterward, mix in the vanilla extract then whisk vigorously until it thickens and stiff peaks form

e. Mix in the marshmallow crème, and again whisk vigorously until the mixture thickens and loses its sheen. Add the chopped pecans at this point.

f. Spread fudge into a buttered pan. Cut when cool.


Goat milk is a delicious and healthy alternative to cow milk that is also as versatile! Try this yummy goat milk recipes out at home, and you might just see yourself reaching over for that carton of goat milk instead of your regular bovine dairy!Image

Katie Barnes

I’m Katie, a homesteader, I love everything that has to do with simple living. This is my personal blog sharing everything about homesteading, DIY tips and very clearly tutorial for everyone who love improving their house.

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